Excerpt: We almost got the perfect Incredible Hulk video game back in 2005. Vivendi and Radical Entertainment's Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. The free-roaming action game suited the angry green giant perfectly, with only the limitations of the PS2 and Xbox holding it back. Since then all's been quiet on the Hulk front. With a new movie attempting to reboot the series in theatres right now, SEGA has taken the reigns for yet another Hulk video game.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Like every other super-hero, or otherwise anti-hero, movie to come out in recent times, it has, at some point, been complimented with its own game. Not to say it is a bad thing but they ultimately drop down because of low production value and boring or undesirable gameplay. The Incredible Hulk is no different. The game is the official ‘playthrough’ of the anticipated summer movie, The Incredible Hulk.
Conclusion: It’s not groundbreaking and it's not likely to be a classic, but it’s undeniably fun, especially for the Marvel fan. I’m still not sure, though, that the PS3 version is worth the extra money compared to the PS2 version.
Excerpt: The last time we saw Bruce Banner's alter-ego in a console game was 2005's Ultimate Destruction. Instead of a linear, level-by-level story, the multi-platform title opened up the Hulk universe to a free-roaming experience similar to the film-inspired Spider-Man games. With the summer release of the newest Hulk movie, the raging, gamma ray-mutated mass of anger makes a return to consoles in a another open world game.
Summary: Fueled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plot lines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.
Excerpt: The Incredible Hulk was never the biggest seller for Marvel Comics and the Stan Lee/Jack Kirby comic book factory. In fact, the original comic series with a gray, not yet green, monster was aborted after a mere half-dozen issues in 1962. Part Golem, part Frankenstein, and part Cold War spawn, the rage-filled green gargantuan soon reappeared as a backup character in "Tales to Astonish.
Excerpt: It’s back, Another Hulk game. This is one I was waiting for. Ever since The Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction came out, I have been playing that one and having a blast. Now the New game comes out, The Incredible Hulk based on the new film with Edward Norton and Liv Tyler. Let me start this review with these immortal words… “What the Heck happened?
Summary: Time flies when you’re having fun. It’s been ten years since the lovable duo first graced our consoles and these Playstation exclusive heroes are always a welcome sight for fans. However this is not Ratchet and Clank as we know it and unfortunately for developer Insomniac Games, the change in formula may serve to alienate rather than endear.
Pros: Great dialogue, Good value for money, Interesting ideas
Cons: Stressful to play, Limited exploration, Looks worse than previous titles