Zen Pinball 2 for the PS4

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Zen Pinball 2 recently launched for the Playstation 4. However, with the holidays sneaking up with brute force and some minor operator errors I was unable to test the game until today. This morning for what ever reason my PSN account needed me to restore licenses in order for me to be able to access Zen Pinball.

Not to worry though the guys at Zen Studios were more than helpful through Twitter and walked me through the solution. I was pretty surprised to see them get back to us so quickly. Turned out to be a simple fix and we were ready to move forward.

Real great team at Zen Studios and we all appreciated the help here. Got us into the game.

First, we wanted to just look at just the free table and see what Zen Pinball 2 has to offer… and to be honest we were pretty impressed. The integration of various styles of mini games throughout the table puts a fun spin on pinball. Compared to the other pinball game available for the PS4, Pinball Arcade, Zen is certainly more animated or lively… and in some ways less real.

zen-pinballZen Pinball 2 features a solid physics engine keeping the game play realistic, although some of the art is fantastic. Making it a good game to pair with Pinball Arcade, rather than a game competing with it. Crisp design and fast game pay make Zen an amazing game, but (so far) nothing is more impressive than the diversity of the mini games.

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The first fault I found with the game is that the purchasing system could be more clear in regards to which tables are being purchased in which packs. I am pretty sure I know which ones are in which packs, but to be honest how hard would it be to make it more clear. The second fault is more or less a preference, I wish there was a way for us pinball junkies to buy all of the available tables at once (like we did with Pinball Arcade).

Overall, Zen Pinball 2 is a great game, and Zen Studios offers amazing support.

Console Played On: PlayStation 4
Date Released: December 24, 2013
Reviewer’s Rating: 8.5 (out of 10)

Published by: Sony Computer Entertainment, Zen Studios
Developed by: Zen Studios
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