Excerpt: You'd think we'd have all learnt our lesson by now. Do not, no matter how good a game looks prior to release, believe that a movie licensed video game is going to be good. It's a simple rule to follow, but one that we find ourselves breaking over and over again. Iron Man is SEGA's video game of the recently released, highly successful and pretty darn good movie of the same name. We followed the game from a distance leading up to its release and we fell into SEGA's trap.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is With the summer movie season firmly approaching, movie studios are rubbing their hands in glee while waiting for the summer blockbusters to rake in money. Sadly, a side-effect of this movie mayhem is that there is bound to be a slew of movie-based videogames hitting the market, and the first of them is Iron-Man, released for the PS3.
Excerpt: It's so easy to be disappointed with a superhero videogame. They always start off with such great potential. After all, who wouldn't want to play as some dude who can fly around and punch other dudes through walls? The problem is, superhero games very rarely live up to our expectations.
Summary: Held captive in a cave by soldiers armed to the teeth with weapons of his own design, Tony Stark ponders his fate. Faced with the ugly truth about the world he has helped create, he resolves to turn his genius to other purposes. Stark constructs a high-tech suit of armor and becomes Iron Man, embarking on a quest to ferret out the evil fueled by his creations and salvage his shameful family legacy.
Pros: Flying at top speed, Tearing apart tanks and helicopters, Playing catch and release with missiles
Cons: Abrupt spike in difficulty is intolerable, Levels follow same repetitive progression, Combat isn't very exciting
Excerpt: Marvel Comics has really been going strong over the past several years with some really cool licensing of their iconic characters, such as The Hulk (Which will have another game sometime soon that looks pretty freaking awesome so far more on that one when it comes out.), Spiderman, and dozens of others in the Marvel Universe. Now come the one man army himself Iron Man, and life is good!
Summary: There is never usually any shortage of video games that are tied into a motion picture. There is however a shortage of these games that are actually worth playing, with the vast majority of them being simply atrocious. Is Iron Man a worthy addition to the genre, or simply another shoddy effort? Read on to find out.
Pros: Great control scheme, Grappling enemies is fun, The various Iron Man suits look nice
Cons: Repetitive gameplay, Enviroments look pretty shabby, Whole game just feels rushed