Reviews and Problems with Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer
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Crisis Core: Final Fantasy VII
7 April 2008
Conclusion: Crisis Core is fan service through and through and these fans will flock to this game like seagulls to funnel cake. But it isn’t a perfect game. The story and its protagonist take some time to get into. The leveling system is counter-intuitive to everything gamers have ever done and ultimately falls short of its goals.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Whenever a movie hits the big screen, there is an 80% chance that a video game is going to follow. In the never ending race for the big bucks, both box office bigshots and game developers know when they’re sitting on a gold mine. Often the game and movie tie in so perfectly with each other that you really part of the story as you play the game. However, in some instances the movie is awful, and the game is no better.
Conclusion: What's truly scary about Rise of the Silver Surfer isn't that it's a horrid game (though it is certainly bad), it's that it's also just painfully uninteresting. This is a licensed game that lives up the reputation of licensed games to a T.
Excerpt: As the summer rolls along, so do the blockbuster movie sequels. Despite being shunned by most genre fans, Fantastic Four has somehow spawned a follow-up film, hoping to redeem itself in fans’ eyes with the inclusion of the Silver Surfer. And as we all know, whenever a comic book movie adaptation is released, a game rendition is never far behind… A series of bizarre climate changes has prompted the Fantastic Four to investigate the source.
Conclusion: In the end, it's difficult to recommend Fantastic Four to anyone. Fans of the comic book and movie will likely be frustrated by the limited abilities of the main characters, and everyone will be let down by the generally unexciting, repetitive gameplay.
Pros: Decent story until the end, Upgrade system is a good idea in theory.
Cons: Unbalanced characters ruin the upgrade system, Lame mission objectives, such as opening doors and turning on elevators, Button-mashing gameplay grows old quickly, Not much to look at.
Excerpt: Fantastic Four Rise of the Silver Surfer is one of those games that you'll either love or hate and is loosely based on the current blockbuster movie of the same name. The story revolves around a strange alien entity that has come to Earth, however each planet that the Silver Surfer visits has a habit of being destroyed. To compound the situation for the Fantastic Four, Dr.
Summary: After enduring the last Fantastic Four spin-off in 2005 - a game of such astonishing ineptitude that the single star it was awarded in Empire was excessively generous - the prospect of playing the next instalment is enough to fill any reviewer with dread. But, against all odds, Rise Of The Silver Surfer is even worse than expected.