Excerpt: Tron: Legacy is a great videogame of a movie and, fittingly, Tron: Evolution is a good movie of a videogame. The story is one of the few reasons to endure the shaky mechanics. I'd even go so far as to say the game's plot was more interesting than the one presented in the movie. Yes, there are great moments tucked away in some areas, but they are never satisfying enough to pull you into the experience. There's no denying Tron: Evolution 's style.
Conclusion: There is sense of slight disappointment that permeates this review - it's true, we did come out of this slightly deflated, but that's not to say this isn't a good game. Propaganda have done a really good job in crafting something that not only achieves its main purpose, but also doesn't completely suck. Perhaps we'd projected too much hope on it during the preview stage, but there are still a few aspects of this game that could be better.
Excerpt: Tron: Evolution is Prince of Persia but more neon. There are neon frisbees, neon bikes, neon tanks, neon suits, neon baddies, neon skyscrapers and neon laser beams. Sadly, all this glowing gas can't make up for some sloppy controls, repetitive combat and a limited multiplayer mode. Tron of Persia had potential, but it feels like a knock-off that doesn't make nearly enough of its quite brilliant licence.
Excerpt: , Disney turned to the world of video games to explain what happened during Flynn�s time alone in the Tron universe. The narrative follows the growing power struggle between Flynn and Clu (the version of young Jeff Bridges as seen in the 2010 film). The leader of the ISOs (Isomorphic Algorithms) has been assassinated and there�s also a virus by the name of Abraxas causing trouble in the system at the same time.
Excerpt: Every so often in a reviewer’s life there are those games that are a chore to play. Your PS3 no longer seems inviting because you know what boring Blu-ray disc awaits you in its tray. Tron: Evolution is unfortunately one of those titles. It’s a poor rendition of an action platformer that is only likely to interest you if you’re a huge Tron fanatic who wants to experience every possible addition to the long-running franchise.
Conclusion: TRON: Evolution truly only bares the name of TRON due to its multiplayer counterpart. While the single-player experience is indeed set within the world of the Grid, nothing about screams TRON! The platforming and combat is very repetitive, often enough reminding you of another franchise; Prince of Persia.
Excerpt: Players (a.k.a. programs) test their mettle on The Grid in this PlayStation 3 version of TRON: Evolution. This game has a high replay value and even higher challenge level. Programs “de-rez” instead of dying, so the violence mainly focuses on explosions, object destruction, and vehicle crashes. The 1.9 GB HDD space requirement should “clu” players into the deep levels of content they can explore and enjoy. The game puts the power in the players’ hands.
Pros: Online gameplay, gameplay challenges, graphic/set design, extra content and bonus features
Cons: PlayStation Move options for the vehicles, character animation a bit stiff in the cut scenes, action/movement practice areas to avoid considerable in-game trial-and-error