Excerpt: One of my favourite things about being a games journalist is putting together a scathing review of a bad game. You can be rude under the justification of critique, make use of fantastically derogatory vocabulary, and generally go to town with the insults.
Excerpt: Robert Downey Jr. has made plenty of good films and decisions in his life, but he’s also made some pretty bad ones. Fortunately for him, not lending his voice to the Iron Man 2 videogame was not one of them.
Excerpt: Iron Man 2 could have been a good game. Like so many license-based titles, though, it fell short of the mark. That's not remarkable. What's remarkable is that it fell as short as it did and as thoroughly as it did.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Summer is here and it’s bringing all its baggage with it, including this year’s breed of high-grossing blockbuster extravaganzas. And everyone knows that no summer line-up is complete without a mainstream super hero film and no mainstream super hero film is complete...
Conclusion: While Sega surely got the gameplay and control mechanics down, they seemed to have fizzled out at the mission creation. There's just not enough exciting substance to match the great controls and suit upgrades.
Excerpt: Videogames based on comic books don't have the best track record, but there have been standout titles, particularly Batman: Arkham Asylum . And games based on movies have an even more checkered past, mostly due to the accelerated development cycle needed to release a game to coincide with the film's...
Pros: you want to go head to head with some classic Iron Man baddies