Excerpt: Genre crossovers are either a huge success or a case of uncertain identity as some games seem to struggle with what their developers were intending to do with them. It’s always a bold move to combine genres, and development teams must find themselves under constant pressure to get the balance correct.
Conclusion: The gameplay in Incredible Hulk is pretty fulfilling, as the player has a surprising amount of ways to destroy things. Combos are simple to pull off, and special Rage moves are a snap to pull off in a pinch. There's also something fun about charging through traffic at a full tilt run or bounding through the streets like some gamma charged frog. However, much like the game's presentation, the gameplay has a few glaring faults.
Excerpt: For as long as the genre has existed, the fantasy of an RTS where you can swoop in to command an individual or unit directly has been eagerly discussed by fans from across the world. Eidos is the latest publisher to have a stab at this hybrid of strategy and action with its truly epic WWII game Battlestations Midway, which focuses on America's involvement in the 'Great War' from the infamous attack at Pearl Harbour onwards.
Conclusion: Overall this is a victorious attempt to marry action and strategy, although it can be an acquired taste. Persevere long enough to become acquainted and efficient with all the controls, and find the right group of players to fight alongside, and you’ll be rewarded with a great balance of action and tactical depth.
Excerpt: We almost got the perfect Incredible Hulk video game back in 2005. Vivendi and Radical Entertainment's Hulk: Ultimate Destruction. The free-roaming action game suited the angry green giant perfectly, with only the limitations of the PS2 and Xbox holding it back. Since then all's been quiet on the Hulk front. With a new movie attempting to reboot the series in theatres right now, SEGA has taken the reigns for yet another Hulk video game.
Summary: Parents need to know that like all video games that re-create real war battles, there's a learning opportunity -- as well as an opportunity to offend those who think making a game out of real events is insensitive to the people who endured them. You can shoot enemy planes and try to sink enemy boats. Cursing includes "Run that son of a bitch out of here!" "Poor bastards," and "Goddamn it.
Excerpt: If anything’s certain, it’s that Eidos isn’t lacking ambition. With Battlestations: Midway , they’ve not only chosen source material that’s often regarded as being overused, but also attempted to combine action and real-time strategy genres. Ambition is often the difference between good and great games, but while Battlestations only barely reaches the former description, it’s still an interesting mix that fans of World War II games will enjoy.