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Captain America: Super Soldier Review
12 January 2012
Summary: " Captain America: Super Soldier " is an uninspired licence that borrows some great ideas from other games but fails to execute on them. Its short falls in execution will be a disappointment for fans of the Captain, but if you are desperate for a portable hit of red, white and blue try the iPhone game, its actually good.
Excerpt: SEGA's latest super hero game, CAPTAIN AMERICA: SUPER SOLDIER allows gamers to play the role of the red, white and blue hero "Captain America" as he takes on the nefarious Red Skull and his off-shoot of Nazis. It's a classic third person action game but with the inclusion of 3D. With that said, the 3D and special effects of this game actually looks rather impressive.
Excerpt: All in all, Captain America: Super Soldier for the DS is, as might be expected, your typical licensed movie tie-in game. There are enough good ideas here to keep it from being utter trash, but just barely. Extra points go to getting most of the movie’s cast to do voice work (notably absent is Hugo Weaving, but Red Skull has a minor role in the game anyway) and the alternate costumes you can unlock by rescuing POWs that reference most of Cap’s designs over the years (and...
Pros: Variety in stages keeps things fresh…ish.
Cons: Reeks of being obligatory lip-service to the DS’s crazy-huge install base.
Excerpt: Stop me if you’ve played this game before. Superhero goes to an island full of bad guys planning large-scale chaos. Rhythmically flipping between each as he goes, he beats up five or ten henchmen at a time. Along the way, he fights a line-up of his classic rogue's gallery, uses a special vision mode to scan his environment, climbs around the place like a ninja, unlocks various powerups, and picks up all manner of meaningless doodads.
Conclusion: I Need a Villian - I’m just going to have to point out that the Red Skull has little more than a brief cameo in this game. It’s a big letdown, since while we all know Captain America is famous for fighting Nazis, the casual fans don’t know many of his villains outside of the Red Skull. And yet we don’t get him at all? When Cap remarks that Baron Von Strucker looks like every other goose stepper he’s beat down so far, he’s fairly correct in that statement.
Excerpt: Captain America: Super Soldier has spread itself across nearly every platform (and in fact would have been on them all had the PC and PSP versions not been cancelled) and ties into the plot of the recent Captain America: The First Avenger movie, chronicling one of the clashes between the all-American hero and his Invader allies against the Red Skull’s Hydra Army.