Reviews and Problems with Superman: Shadow of Apokolips
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Game Freaks 365
25 May 2005
Excerpt: Heroes havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t really had the best of luck in recent console generations in terms of the quality of games spawned using their licenses. From profoundly average titles like Batman Vengeance to absolutely pitiful ones like Superman 64, heroes havenÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t received their due. At least that could have been said until this game was released. Yes, it has its problems, but Shadow of Apokolips is a fine game in most regards.
Excerpt: This is one game we weren't too impressed with at E3, so it's a nice surprise how much we like it now. It's easy to forget that along with the broken promise of great E3 games which turn into puddles of plop by Fall and games that were stinky then and stinky now, are a few games we raised an eyebrow over that surprise us by beating the odds. It may not quite be 'super,' but Shadow of Apokolips deserves heavy props.
Conclusion: Even the game's tasks are simplified. When you press start, most times the solution to the task is offered. The gameplay results in a lot of button mashing. The "x" button on my controller is permanently damaged because of my experiences with Superman due to the large amount of hand-to-hand combat and lifting and throwing. There are some strength tests that the only objective is to press "x" as rapidly as you can.
Excerpt: Fast forward several years later, Infogrames bravely steps into the foray to create an all-new game based upon the Metropolis hero. Superman: The Shadow of Apokolips captures the essence of the animated series, supported by its masterfully executed gameplay engine and various nuances designed to satisfy die-hard comic book fans.
Excerpt: No doubt taking a queue from last year’s Batman: Vengeance game, which was also based on a animated series of the same name, Superman: Shadow of Apokolips blends stylish action with stirring cut-scenes to create a game that puts you in the shoes of the ultimate superhero as you play through an interactive episode.
Excerpt: Infogrames and Atari bring us a new Superman game, and this one goes a long way toward redeeming the steely one's reputation. Superman: Shadow of Apokolips manages to look almost just like the popular cartoon series, and the game itself is not bad. Click here for more.