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Captain America: Super Soldier
2 September 2013
Summary: Sega doesn't really have the best track record when it comes to its licensed Marvel videogames. Gamers shouldn't be surprised, as these are titles put through the virtual ringer. It's like a game of IP telephone: we're talking legendary comic-book icons paraphrased for film, and then later re-translated for an interactive medium. The results are rarely pretty. Sega's last attempt, Thor: God of Thunder for PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, was an outright tragedy.
Excerpt: Almost every aspect of Captain America: Super Soldier has some good and bad points that makes certain aspects of the game feel great, but others a bit hard to get over. For example, the game's central character, The Star Spangled Man himself, looks great. His leathery outfit and shiny shield fill the screen with great effect.
Excerpt: Captain America: Super Solider could well end up being the best surprise of 2011. It's quite fair to say that SEGA doesn't have a great track record when it comes to its Marvel titles (Thor anyone?), so I went into this expecting the worst. What I got was a heavily Batman: Arkham Asylum inspired action title from Next Level Games which, while a little rough around the edges and clearly in need of its own dose of Super-Soldier serum, is a fun comic-book romp with...
Conclusion: Captain America breaks the crappy licensed game mold by reaching the heights of mediocrity with a stripped down version of Batman: Arkham Asylum . It's no Game of the Year, but it's a solid product for fans.
Review: Captain America - Super Soldier (Sony PS3)
28 August 2011
Summary: Captain America: Super Soldier is definitely a Batman: Arkham Asylum clone in nearly every way possible. It’s not as good as B:AA , but it’s also not a bad game. In fact, it’s a highly enjoyable one. Sure, there isn’t much of a story, and the game suffers from some noticeable graphics and slowdown issues, but the engine is solid, the gameplay is a lot of fun and there’s a ton of fan service for longtime Captain America fans.
Excerpt: Captain America has enjoyed a mainstream resurgence of late, thanks to the revival of The Avengers on the big screen and a few hints sprinkled into some recent Hollywood blockbusters. As a movie tie-in game Captain America has actually managed to break out of the oft ill-fated mould.
Excerpt: As great as the trailers looked, Captain America: The First Avenger proved to be a decidedly disappointing movie. One of the weaker points of most action movies, the story, was actually its strength. There just was not enough action to keep things interesting. The same can be said of the video game: too much talk and not enough action.
Excerpt: Videogame adaptations of comic books don’t always go very well, especially when those adaptations coincide with big-budget films. The rush to get the game out on time can lead to half-finished titles or even ones that feel like the developer just didn’t care about what they were making. The two Iron Man games are shining examples of this.
Pros: Exceptional combat system is a blast, Honors the Captain America universe well and fits with the film's cannon, Solid voice work