Conclusion: As far as games based off of official movie licenses, Fantastic Four is a solid performer. The luxury here is that this summer’s big movie is inspired by one of the most popular comic book properties of all time, giving Seven Studios and Activision a nice advantage for their action/adventure title. Aside from the lack of four player action, Fantastic Four is a well crafted title that fills the void until Rise of Apocalypse hits the shelves later this year.
Excerpt: Flame on! When you’ve got the word “fantastic” in your title you’ve got to be good, right? Well, that’s not necessarily the case with Fantastic 4. In fact, the comic book heroes on whom the game and the movie that spawned it are based were comicdom’s original dysfunctional hero team. They succeeded in spite of themselves, battling their own flaws almost as much they battled super villains.
Excerpt: , the release of a game based on the movie’s characters and likenesses was inevitable. And here we are, served up with straightforward beat ‘em up for all three consoles, the PC, and the GBA. We’ll take a look at the Xbox version, though if the reviews of the movie are any indication, you can bet the game follows suit.
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: Generally, "movie" video games fare rather poorly, as has been the case for years, but with some recent standouts, especially in the comic-to- movie-to- game adaptation category, there's a growing precedent for quality. So does Fantastic Four break the mold, or fall victim to yet another rushjob? Grab your spandex and jump on in for your answer.
Pros: ups: switch between four different characters on the fly
Cons: downs: jacked up control scheme, horrid graphics, boring level design, uninspired gameplay
Excerpt: What happens when you take one of the summer's most hyped movies, use an improved X-Men Legends game engine, and make the game follow the movie's storyline? Activision's Fantastic 4 is the end result. Unfortunately there are just entirely too many issues to warrant the word "Fantastic" being in the title.