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. In light of this, you'd probably expect me to jump at the chance of reviewing Iron Man 2, which by all accounts is an awful game. The thing is, however, I love Iron Man, I love Tony Stark, and I love Robert Downey Jr.
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. Coming off the heels of an impressive theatrical run but an underwhelming videogame adaptation, Downey was all but assured of returning for Iron Man 2 — in both media.
Excerpt: come from flight when you're cruising down bland, confined corridors with junk that probably is supposed to look like something futuristic but really just looks like a bunch of blobs and squares. Even the outdoor environments lack that certain something special. They're not quite draped in fog, yet somehow the effect is the same. There are no beautiful vistas and there's no polish. Every surface is dull and lifeless.
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 without its video game tie-in. So what can you expect from Iron Man 2 the videogame?
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. Maybe they'll get the missions and mechanics right on Iron Man 3, which is already in the works at Paramount.
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 theatrical run.
Pros: you want to go head to head with some classic Iron Man baddies