Excerpt: The point about a funny man is that he should have something to riff on in-universe. Deadpool is normally a very funny man. He's everything Marvel is well known for (in a bad way), and loves it, and the fact that he's funny has single handedly saved Marvel from a lot more complaints than it would normally get.
Conclusion: The Deadpool game is a decent experience. Had a bit more care and a bit more money been invested in terms of gameplay or visuals, it might have been another shining moment in terms of comic book-based games. Instead, Deadpool's awesome persona and his wacky adventures are dragged down by simplistic combat, annoying exploration, and lackluster visuals.
Pros: +Deadpool is an awesome character, +Over-the-top story, +Impressive voice acting by Nolan North
Excerpt: Things weren't looking good for Deadpool . After its initial announcement at last year's San Diego Comic-Con, Activision and High Moon Studios practically said nothing about the game. No big marketing campaigns, no media blitzes, one trailer - and we all saw how that turned out last time.
Conclusion: Anyway, if you want a hacky-slashy title that mocks videogame and comic conventions and never takes itself seriously then Deadpool is for you. That type of game is all too rare and no matter how much I criticise the game’s individual deficiencies I felt amused all the way through (except the stealth sections, and possibly that final tedious battle).
Excerpt: A delusional anti-hero with a love of casual misogyny, a serious case of ADD, multiple personalities and a constant habit of bulldozing straight through the forth wall. Deadpool is not exactly your typical run-of-the-mill Marvel superhero. You either love his brand of puerile, off-kilter humour and zany antics or loathe his annoying in-your-face demeanour; the Merc with a Mouth polarizes comic book fans quite like no other.
Conclusion: Deadpool is a game that suffers in ways that should probably bother me a lot more than they do, but there’s no doubting that I had a good time while playing it. I was entertained. I laughed out loud on more than a few occasions. I’ve waited a long time to take control of a character that I love, and I’m ecstatic that High Moon nailed the essence of what makes him a great character to watch and read.
Excerpt: Deadpool is one of those characters that comic book fans usually either love or hate. “Brash”, “certifiably-insane”, “misogynistic”, “arrogant”, and “gut-bustingly funny” are some of the terms used to describe him. When the Deadpool game was officially announced at last year’s San Diego Comic-Con, I was skeptical.
Excerpt: Wade Wilson, AKA Deadpool, can go rather unnoticed to those who aren’t really Marvel fans or don’t know that Marvel Universe too well. But to those who do know him, love him and couldn’t believe it’s taken game developers this long to give Deadpool his own game title. Sure he has appeared in various other games, Marvel Ultimate Alliance 1 and 2 and Spiderman Shattered Dimensions for example. This time however, he is out to make it on his own. And trust me…he does.
Pros: - It's Deadpool! Deadpool's humour is perfect.
Excerpt: Com'è giusto e sacrosanto che sia, Deadpool si presenta sin da subito come un videogame costruito a immagine e somiglianza del suo carismatico protagonista: scordatevi - almeno nell'indole, perché per quanto riguarda il gameplay nudo & crudo come scoprirete la faccenda è ben diversa...