Reviews and Problems with X-Men: The Official Game
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X-Men: The Official Game
3 July 2010
Excerpt: Co-written by Zak Penn, the screenwriter of movies X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand, and legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont, X-Men: The Official Movie Game (working title) immerses players in an original storyline that provides the back-story for the upcoming X-Men: The Last Stand feature film.
Excerpt: No matter the pedigree of the company or the quality of the license, it's impossible to approach a move licensed video game with anything but caution. Games like King Kong may be carrying the torch for the genre, but unfortunately Ubisoft's effort is the exception to the rule. With X-Men 3 hitting cinema screens this month it was inevitable that a game would be released to coincide with it; the quality of the game is no more surprising.
Excerpt: Not enough chromosomes. Did I just imagine it, or was that mutant a porcupine ? Did Halle Berry and Hugh Jackman really just attempt to emote? Am I really watching Iceman ice-skate with a twelve year-old and did his girlfriend just get jealous about it? Is this really the new X-Men movie ? Is it taking place in the Netherlands ? It would be easy, I suppose, to let the disappointments of the film skew the Activision video game review.
Pros: Isn’t like the film at all, Some interesting play mechanics, So repetitive it hurts, Uneven graphics, Not enough game for your buck
Excerpt: The lousy movie-licensed game genre claims another victim in X-Men: The Official Game. Based loosely in-between the stories of the second and third films in the X-Men franchise, X-Men is a completely unremarkable beat-'em-up (with a few boilerplate shooter elements tossed into the mix) that feels just haphazard enough to likely have been rushed through development to get it onto store shelves ahead of the film.
Pros: Three unique, playable X-Men, Some key celebrity voice talent, A few nice visual touches
Cons: Brain-dead beat-'em-up gameplay with no enjoyable combos or special moves, Lousy cutscene work, Disjointed, poorly presented storyline, A number of irritating bugs and glitches
Conclusion: Die Befürchtung hat sich bestätigt: X-MEN 3 ist leider kein Titel, den man unbedingt in seiner Sammlung haben müsste und auch Fans der Superhelden sollten sich den Kauf gründlich überlegen, denn die wenigen guten Ansätze wurden permanent nicht ausgearbeitet oder schlichtweg verhunzt.
Pros: Passable Grafik, Originalsprecher des Films ...
Cons: ... dafür komplett in Englisch, geringer Umfang, langweiliges Missionsdesign