X-Men Origins: Wolverine Uncaged Edition
New hope for movie to game releases?
As most avid gamers know, video games based on movies are almost always complete duds. Video games are rushed out to meet movie release dates to cash in on the hype over a movie. Starting with ET, it has become more of a rule rather than an exception for a movie based video game to be an utter atrocity. Just look at some of the more recent games like Fight Club, Ironman, Hulk, Superman Returns, Catwoman, Bad Boys: Miami Take Down, and last and possibly the worst movie game ever: Charlie's Angels. Though a couple of them may actually follow the story line, all of these games feature terrible graphics, horrendous cameras, broken physics and generally awful game play. That being said, once in a blue moon there is a movie game released that outshines all of the horrors of the past and brings hope to the movie game genre. With decent graphics, an actual story line, and seemingly smooth game play, one dares to say that X-Men Origins: Wolverine may be one such beacon of light in the dismal tunnel that is movie game history.
I was suprised when I saw all the gore in the game. This is an M rated game with gore,strong language, and very graphic, brutal violence, but the movie is only PG-13. First of all,WOW!!!!!!!!! This is one of the best, problaly the best, movie-tied game ever! I have waited forever for a game that uses the common sense,quote:"here's a guy with brutal claws, lets put them to good use." All the other games Wolverine been in, you don't see the brutality he can, and does, cause in this game. Let me just say, this game completely deserves the M rating. Enemies can be impailed, ripped in half, decapitated, and ever time Wolverine gets major damage, it shows on his body until you can see his skeleten and organs. To get back onto the review subject, the boss battles are just wow EXCEPT the Sentinel boss. You think, fighting the giant robot enemy of all mutants would be cool, but the camera will tick you off with all the other enemies shooting you, but you can't see them. Also, it's a really hard boss for only chapter 3. Speaking of Chapter 3, this part was probably the best chapter ever!!!! I'm only scrapig the surface of the game, without going into detail about the past wolverine bosses, the epic Gambit and Deadpool boss, the super rage moves, and everything else!! Xmen Origins Wolverine deserves the top at the best movie-tied games ever!!!!!
Best movie game ever.
This game took me by surprise actually. I thought the control scheme for the game would suck a lot, especially for PC, but it's not that bad. Once you customize it yourself, it's very easy to use. This game does not have the best graphics in the world, they could have made it look better and stuff. This game is pretty challenging for PC, even on Easy. But it's easy to find out patterns and kill them. Like I said, graphics are mediocre. I haven't beaten the game yet, but it takes a long time to get done with the level you get the atamantium claws. Very good lengthwise. Also the replay ability level is probably medium. Story is mediocre and won't matter much since you'll be bashing people's brains and stuff. Overall: very good game, just needs better graphics and controls. 9/10
This game will be awesome!!!
This will be the best game of 09 for the PC and will rival the next-gen in pretty much all categories. I trhink the graphics are gonna be awesome and the combo moves I bet will be insane. This is my first game I will consider buying for the PC and I might buy this game real soon. The storyline will be awesome because you will get to play as the coolest hero in the universe, Wolverine. The only issue I might have is there are only five levels in this game so that could be an issue. Other than that, this has the potential to be a amazing game.
Unreal Engine + Wolverine = This?!?
They have the power of the UnrealEngine and all they can do is make a Tomb Raider-like game with nothing that really jumps out at you. So apart from one of the coolest comic book characters ever getting no respect, they assemble this hodgepodge of junk into a big pot and call it a game. Story is... well, you can't put the blame of the game's story line on the developers. It's really Hollywood's fault. But the level puzzles? Were those really necessary? In a WOLVERINE game? The controls are average for a 3rd person action game. Nothing too complicated and given 10 mins. of playtime you'll be accustomed to it. The camera, however, will occasionally mess up your orientation. Case in point: the "boss fight" with the Sentinel. How is one supposed to be able to tell where they are going if your view is locked onto the Sentinel? It was very challenging to get the camera rotated enough so I wouldn't run into an electrical field. Graphically speaking, it's nice. Unreal Engine is 'top-tier' right now as far as game engines go, version 3 is no doubt a very powerful piece of technology that has tons of potential. As for actual implementation into the game, nothing spectacular unless you count the amount of ways to display the gutting/dismemberment of the enemies. The first level was quite entertaining, dispatching bad guys and seeing the 1 of maybe 7 ways you'll cut them up in. After that, it gets a little boring, but what can you do? Bad guys need to die one way or another. One review mentioned that even easy difficulty is challenging. I strongly disagree as the only real challenge I had was putting up with this alleged game and playing through it all (on normal difficulty.) Time would be better spent starting up a new MMO character. At least you'll get a bigger sense of accomplishment.
X-men Origins: Worth the wait
The answer, yes. From what I see, this game has more potential than any other movie game out there. The reason? The M rating. If this was rated T, nobody would've enjoyed seeing Wolverine heal because it wouldn't have been realistic. Another reason is that it was made by Raven Studios, the people who made the Sly Fox series. That was a great game I played for a long time. I just hope it's long and worth it.