Reviews and Problems with X-Men Origins: Wolverine
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X-Men Origins: Wolverine--Uncaged Edition
10 January 2013
Conclusion: X-Men Origins also includes bonus features. There are hidden wolverine figurines throughout the game that you must find. Upon finding them they open up special bonus levels that you can try whenever you are not playing the story mode. These levels unlock three Wolverine classic costumes. The yellow and blue costume from the x-men cartoon, the yellow and brown, and the x-force costume.
Excerpt: It isn't often that I get to say this, so I will savor this moment for as long as I can. X-Men Origins: Wolverine - Uncaged Edition is a better game than it is a movie. The team behind the game is Raven Software who are responsible for Marvel Ultimate Alliance and X-Men: Legends , so they know a thing or two about how to make a good comic book videogame. I honestly was not expecting to be blown away by the graphics when I first put it in X-Men Origins: Wolverine .
Conclusion: X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a fun hack and slash, but it won't win any awards for originality. If you're a hardcore Wolverine fan you will both see the movie and buy the game without a second thought, but it's the game that will give you the satisfaction. Just think of it as God of War lite and you're good to go.
Conclusion: Concept: An openly violent and bloody comic book game that allows players to sharpen their claws through frenzied hack n' slash combat
Graphics: No details are spared in the blood splatters, bullets wounds, torn flesh, or mangled corpses. The environments and cinematic sequences are equally as pleasing to the eye
Sound: Hugh Jackman nails his role, and the screams of people in agony made me swallow hard as I continued my onslaught
Playability: Unbridled rage accompanies...
Excerpt: Playing X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a very odd experience. It's a game based on a 12-rated summer Blockbuster, but it's more violent than any other game released this year. The violence actually makes a lot of sense when you think about it (although we're still amazed it's actually happened), but the game's high quality is really quite surprising.
Summary: Raven Software, you’ve done it! Finally a good game made after a movie! Though can we really claim this game was made after the movie? I mean, even though it was released the time the movie came out and under the same name, and even kind of followed the events in the movie, there is simply so much extra in this game that it almost seems that it’s not based on the movie after all. (Show math symbols and equations popping up pointing to an infinite loop or something).
Summary: Forget all the stigma normally associated with comic book and movie licensed games. Even if this was called the Adventures of Mr. McClawhands, old man Logan would still hold his own against video game elites like Kratos and Dante. From the bloody, theatrical combat to the larger-than-life boss encounters, Wolverine provides a non-stop thrill ride.
Conclusion: X-Men Origins: Wolverine is without a doubt a blast to play. You would be hard pressed to find a better movie-licensed title in the last few years making it a rare gem indeed. While it excels at translating the experience of being Wolverine into a game better than any predecessor, it could have been much more. Improved graphics and deeper gameplay would cure a desire to walk away due to monotonous combat and lackluster visuals.
Pros: Gritty and violent, Healing regeneration, Hugh Jackman voice acting, Initially fun to play
Cons: Lackluster visuals, Repetitive combat, enemies and gameplay, Poor story
Excerpt: X-Men Origins: Wolverine is a surprising game. Surprising in that it's a game based on a movie that's not flat-out awful. It's not a great game, suffering from the typical repetitive gameplay that plagues action games of this nature, but it's certainly not terrible and can downright fun in stretches.