Reviews and Problems with X-Men Origins : Wolverine
Showing 1-10 of 32
X-men Origins: Wolverine - Uncaged Edition (PC)
4 July 2013
Excerpt: Developer/Publisher : Raven Software / Activision Release Date : May 1, 2009 Rating : M for Blood and Gore, Intense Violence, Language Available On : PS3, Xbox360, PC (version reviewed) Genre : Action-Adventure Number of Players : 1 Strong Points : Combat is satisfying and has some nice variety; strong audio; plenty of “whoa..
Excerpt: Playing X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very odd experience. It's a game based on a 12-rated summer Blockbuster, but it's more violent than any other game released this year. The violence actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it (although we're still amazed it's actually happened), but the game's high quality is really quite surprising.
Summary: X-Men Origins: Wolverine, based on 20th Century Fox's upcoming movie, enlists players to experience the tormented origins of Wolverine, from his escape of the Weapon X facility to the jungles of Africa and beyond.
Conclusion: It's hard to give out a final verdict on it. I'm a huge Wolverine fan and for the first time I feel like this game really gave the character the attention he needed and knew what aspects to breathe life into and what to leave alone. For die-hard fans, this is a quite memorable experience, albeit a bit annoying during the jumping puzzles and the Tomb Raider challenges.
Excerpt: Throughout the years, we’ve seen quite a few different versions of Wolverine. There’s the grizzled loner from the comics and early cartoons, the hesitant mentor from the films and oddly enough – the leader as seen in the new Wolverine and the X-men cartoon. Thankfully, for his first starting role, Raven Software (mostly known for the X-men Legends games) chose to showcase a different Wolverine – the blood thirsty violent mutant who wouldn’t hesitate to tear an enemy limb...
Excerpt: Wolverine's one of the most merciless heroes in Marvel's cannon and the perverse violence X-men Origins: Wolverine can be nauseating to the uninitiated. So it should be. His lunge attack -- sort of a reverse take on Scorpion's harpoon -- launches the clawed one into an enemy's throat before you can say "bub.
Pros: you are a super nerd, hungry for nothing more than a Wolverine game, a, aa
Cons: you know a movie game does not a good game make, a, a
Excerpt: X-Men Origins: Wolverine will give you new insight into how much damage indestructible, razor-sharp claws can do to a human body. This is a game that revels in gore, with decapitations, eviscerations, and mutilations drenching the screen in blood. It may be derivative, a cakewalk, and at times buggy, but the sheer visceral impact of the over-the-top violence in X-Men Origins is enough to make it a fun action game, as well as one of the better movie tie-ins released...
Pros: Raw, brutal action, Varied enemy types, Good showcase of Wolverine's powers
Cons: Disappointing (and sometimes buggy) boss fights, Cheap deaths, Too easy
Conclusion: Although Lego Indiana Jones 2 – The Adventure Continues doesn’t bring with it a host of new features, it does continue on a winning formula set by the previous Lego games. The fact that gamers (especially the Indiana Jones fans) will want to collect all the artefacts and bonus items as well as unlock all the characters means that they’ll get some decent play time out of the game. If you liked the previous Lego games, then you’ll like this.
Pros: Familiar gameplay, enjoyable puzzles
Cons: Not muct different from existing LEGO titles