Conclusion: No spoilers, but the endings also feel a bit rushed and lack the coolness or effort that made finishing Deus Ex so satisfying. There are plenty of places where Deus Ex gets the upper hand, but then again, there are many where Human Revolution is the better. You wouldn’t go to the original for just a great shooter or stealth game, but HR can compete with the best.
Excerpt: Captain America: Super Soldier doesn't stray far from the template laid out by Arkham Asylum . This, however, is a positive, although following the same blueprint doesn't always end with the same result. It's the videogame equivalent of a cover band; all the words are there, but the "spark" is missing. Super Soldier is an odd mix of really good and really bad visuals. Captain America, as well as most of the main cast, looks fantastic.
Excerpt: Captain America: Super Solider could well end up being the best surprise of 2011. It's quite fair to say that SEGA doesn't have a great track record when it comes to its Marvel titles (Thor anyone?), so I went into this expecting the worst. What I got was a heavily Batman: Arkham Asylum inspired action title from Next Level Games which, while a little rough around the edges and clearly in need of its own dose of Super-Soldier serum, is a fun comic-book romp with...
Conclusion: And that was collecting whatever I could, going off the beaten track at every opportunity. I recommend you either pick this up cheap (£5/$8 max) or rent it. For achievement whores, it's as straightforward a max as you'll ever encounter. For everyone else it's a by-the-numbers licenced movie game that doesn't do anything particularly daring but is quite fun while it lasts.
Excerpt: Captain America has been one of my heroes for an eon. He fights for America, and combats evil. In many ways Captain America is what many young men want to be. Especially those that consider joining the military. We had dreams of fighting evil and defeating them. Sure Captain America is not real, and the military has a different life than what the comic books and movies show. But still there is something about Captain America.
Excerpt: A buddy of mine at E3 told me that the Captain America game had actually turned out really well, the same way he'd have told me if he'd found a unicorn. Games based on summer blockbusters don't actually have to be good to earn money, and as a result, most of them aren't. Captain America , however, is a pretty shameless clone of Batman: Arkham Asylum . It's not terribly original, but it looks okay, plays well, and had the sense to steal from the very best.
Excerpt: The chances are you have experienced Captain America at some point in your life, whether it be the summer’s successful foray in the series of Marvel movie blockbusters or one of the thousands of comics released over the years. Captain America: Super Soldier makes an attempt to put you directly in the shoes of our hero from the other side of the Atlantic, but it’s a fairly bumpy ride and one probably best left to those who love Cap the most.