Pinball FX2: Marvel’s Women of Power Review

Zen Studios continues to support its pinball juggernaut, Pinball FX2, with the new DLC Marvel’s Women of Power. Women of Power focuses on the often forgotten powerful women in the Marvel universe. This DLC includes 2 tables, each with unique looks and styles for your pinball pleasure.

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The Good

Women of Power continues Zen Studio’s great track record for their tables, with consistent physics and a good pinball feel. Both tables feel different from each other, with one having a retro feel with Ms. Marvel, while the other table is more gritty with Black Widow. I like the focus on the females of the Marvel Universe, and hope they continue to expand on the vastness of that license.

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All of the normal pinball rules apply, with a shiny new skin. Both tables are filled with various ramps, with Black Widow on the Champions table falling into an alternate universe when a cosmic cube is shattered. Ms. Marvel’s table is more lighthearted, with her losing the money made at the first day of opening her coffee shop. Both tables are fun and will keep you satisfied until the next set of tables release.

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The Bad

Not much bad can be said about these tables, but it did seem like it was easy to fall into the outside table holes, and it happened to me several times. I am not a pinball expert, but I can usually gain a fairly high score on some tables. These were lower scoring for me, but again, I still had fun with them. I would have also liked to see more tables than just 2. There are many other women in the Marvel Universe, but maybe the characters they selected were all they had available to them. I would like to see the women of X-Men, as those are the ones I am most familiar with.

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The Achievements

The achievements on Pinball FX2 have been the low point for me since the move to Xbox One. On the 360 version of the tables, they gave 3 achievements per table, with an easy, medium, and difficult achievement per table. Since the Xbox One release and port of the tables, all but a couple have one achievement per table, and it is usually a difficult achievement. I’m not against difficult achievements, but it would be nice to see more time allotted for achievements, and so I can work up the achievement ladder as I become more familiar with the tables. It seems now the achievements are carrots far off that most people will never reach.

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The Final Verdict

This DLC, as with all of the other Pinball FX2 tables, is great fun and should not be missed. I am glad that Zen Studios continues to support this excellent series, and hope they continue to do so in the future. With the price of $6.99, the tables will provide you with hours of joy. The great thing about Pinball FX2, with so many tables, you can go back to older tables, then continue with your newer tables at a later time, so you never get bored. This is recommended to those with an already existing large collection of Pinball FX2 tables, as well as newcomers to the series. These aren’t my favorite tables out of all of them released, but it is a good collection of 2 tables that may introduce people to new Marvel characters they haven’t heard of before.

 

3-5outof5

 

Developed by: ZEN Studios
Published by: ZEN Studios
Websitehttp://www.pinballfx.com/
Xbox Marketplacehttps://www.microsoft.com/store/p/marvels-women-of-power/bsql756pxz6f
Steam Storehttp://store.steampowered.com/app/529350/

A copy of the game was provided by the publisher for the purpose of this review.

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