Reviews and Problems with X-Men: The Official Game
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X-Men: The Official Game
3 July 2010
Excerpt: Co-written by Zak Penn, the screenwriter of movies X2: X-Men United and X-Men: The Last Stand, and legendary comic book writer Chris Claremont, X-Men: The Official Movie Game (working title) immerses players in an original storyline that provides the back-story for the upcoming X-Men: The Last Stand...
Excerpt: If you want to slice some enemies up with Wolverine’s sharp claws, teleport and bamboozle your foes with Nightcrawler or surf across a path of ice with Iceman then this is the right game for you.
Excerpt: X-Men: The Official Game , a major, nearly summer, blockbuster release. I guess that means there will be a nearly simultaneous release of the official game, based on the movie. X-Men: The Official Game is that game, taking all of the action, flavor, and characters from the movie and setting them in...
Excerpt: No matter the pedigree of the company or the quality of the license, it's impossible to approach a move licensed video game with anything but caution. Games like King Kong may be carrying the torch for the genre, but unfortunately Ubisoft's effort is the exception to the rule.
Summary: Most ports of comic book characters or blockbuster movies usually turn out to be appalling and an anti-climax to the hype surrounding it, but will X-Men: The Official Game claw its way through?
Excerpt: The events in the game take place before those in the third X-Men movie. The team is mourning the loss of Jean Grey and struggling to get back on track when they're suddenly pressed back into duty.
Conclusion: The gameplay is mediocre with a dash of repetitiveness and restrictiveness thrown in for flavor. The graphics feature glitches, dull textures and a certain lack of creativity in design. The sound is all over the map with fine voice acting but terrible sound effects and music.
Conclusion: When so much of the game is throwaway, you have a ton of wasted potential. For a game that serves to link the second and third movies, using arguably the best story arc in X-Men history, so much of the core was glossed over, and it's a shame.