Excerpt: We think the Fantastic 4 lack the instant appeal of other superheroes such as Spider-Man and Batman, whilst it has to be said that all superheroes are a little bit on the daft side, this foursome have abilities such as stretchy arms, invisible powers, brute strength and fireballs amongst them, therefore we think they are the epitome of daft. The recently released movie has spawned this rather enjoyable throwback to brawlers gone by.
Excerpt: Fantastic 4 is a videogame version of the movie based on a comic book by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby. Unlike its name, the videogame (and the film by all accounts) isn't fantastic in any way. Everything from the drab visuals to the rather clumsy controls places the Fantastic 4 videogame squarely in the 'another movie licensed videogame' box.
Excerpt: Fantastic Four the game is based on the events in the recent film, though some creative liberties have been taken to lengthen the game. The Fantastic Four were at one time normal people, but after an accident in space, they now have super powers. The Invisible Woman can, yes, turn invisible. Mr. Fantastic can stretch his arm to attack enemies from a distance and contort his body, allowing him to reach places others can't.
Excerpt: Since the Fantastic 4 movie is coming off as formulaic popcorn fluff, then the game based on it, complete with popcorn-caliber similitude, comes off appropriately enough: formulaic videogame fluff.
Excerpt: for the PS2 is yet another video game based upon a movie of the same name. This standard button mashing action title utilizes the cosmic powers of each member of this elite group across a seemingly endless campaign.
Conclusion: I would recommend this game to people who love beat 'em up games based on comic books or cartoons - it has a certain smoothness to the graphics that really makes it stand out. And if you feel like some clear cut, no nonsense action gaming, you won't be disappointed.