Reviews and Problems with X-Men: The Official Game
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X-Men: The Official Game PS2 Review
31 May 2010
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: 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.
Conclusion: Once again what was a promising game is ruined by rushed development to coincide with the movie premiere. Maybe someday they’ll start making the tie-ins while the film is in pre-production, at least then by the time it’s released we’ll have something of value rather than wasted potential and another...
Pros: Nightcrawler’s teleporting, Iceman doesn’t say “Rad” or “bodacious” while Ice-surfing, I’m struggling here…
Cons: Basic gameplay flaws, simple AI, Awful camera, Average graphics