Ben 10 Omniverse
|a game by||Monkey Bar Games|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, DS, Wii, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||7.3/10 - 14 votes|
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|See also:||3D Games, Beat 'em-Up|
Ben 10 is a TV show dear to the hearts of kids who grew up between the mid-2000s to the early 2010s. During its extended run, different art styles, Aliens and plots have been presented to its audience. It’s like every form of Ben 10 has its own set of dedicated fans. This game is based on the Omniverse iteration of Ben 10’s story. Naturally, a different cast of characters are in charge. Regardless, it still keeps the classic Ben 10 charm and any devoted fan of the franchise will enjoy the experience.
In Ben 10 Omniverse, things take place within two different timelines. You get to control the original Ben Tennyson and 16-year-old ben from the Alien Force and Ultimate Alien iterations. Thanks to Ben’s exploration of the Omnitrix’s potential, he causes the main villain of the game ‘Malware’ to absorb his watch which leads to the events of the game. Malware decides to mess with time and this forces you to use young Ben and old Ben to defeat Malware to fix the timeline.
Malware has the ability to absorb technology as a way to boost his abilities. During the story, you can control Ben and 16 different aliens. However, Ben’s sidekick Rook is an essential part of the gameplay, and he can switch between the different timelines.
Playing Ben 10: Omniverse, your gameplay is basically a hack and slash experience. However, the game tries to spice things up with some puzzle-solving elements to keep you thinking during its otherwise simple mechanics. Ben 10: Omniverse allows you to fluidly switch between the various alien forms. Each alien offers its own unique twist to the experience. Four Arms allows you to climb walls, Wild Mutt allows you detect enemies through his keen sense of smell. By using the d-pad, you can intuitively switch between the Aliens of your choice.
The Omnitrix has its battery depletion added as a game mechanic that limits the use of each alien. Aliens like Gravattack can deal insane amounts of damage in exchange for faster battery draining. Therefore, you need to be strategic with the way you use your abilities in Ben 10: Omniverse. For damage focused aliens, it’s better to use them when you are in a pinch with loads of enemies surrounding you.
In Ben 10: Omniverse, you can fight a few bosses which are decent. There isn’t much in terms of variety, so the game tries to amp up your fights with quick time events. Fighting characters like Dr. Animo will offer some interesting strategies but generally, the enemies are not diverse. In a nutshell, it’s just spiders and mobs of regular dudes. Over time, they do get some upgrades to add a challenge.
In Ben 10: Omniverse, you can play through the game with Ben as your player controlled character and Rook controlled by an AI or a player 2. Unfortunately, the AI Rook is pretty useless and a chore to log around. Jumping over platforms with AI Rook behind you makes things extremely frustrating to do. The camera work of the game is extremely shoddy, so you are better off with a player 2 that knows how to work around the weaker parts of the game.
- Diverse set of aliens
- Great co-op
- No replayability
- Shoddy controls
- Weak level design
Ben 10: Omniverse offers a great experience for kids and devout Ben 10 fans, but there is nothing to see here for pretty much everyone else.