Excerpt: While it’s given comic book readers its fair share of excitement and dramatic storylines, its gaming representations have been devoid of many elements that have helped the comics achieve their acclaim. None have made good use of its characters, and have instead just used them to represent genre archetypes, like far too many licensed games. Unfortunately, that tradition continues here.
Conclusion: If you’re looking for quick easy gamerscore then go for it. if you’re looking for a fun co-op to waste an afternoon with your friends, don’t bother. Even though at this point it's dirt cheap, it's still barely worth it. It really does belong where I found it; the bargain bin or for that matter any bin.
Conclusion: While it’s got a few nice graphical effects here and there (the Human Torch looks good), overall Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer ’s visuals are pretty disappointing. It basically looks like a last-gen game gussied up with some visual tricks (probably because that’s exactly what it is). As I’ve mentioned a number of times already, the environments are painfully repetitive and feature very little in the way of details.
Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer (Xbox 360) Review
8 December 2007
Summary: tries to be a good game. It really does; but, it does coalesce into something that will be remembered for what it does right. The game is a comedy of errors. I’m still waiting for an apology from the developers in response to the atrocity that they set free onto an unsuspecting populace.
Excerpt: With nothing more than a loading screen to explain the plot and your characters’ circumstances, you’re immediately thrown into the foot of a fiery volcano to begin your adventure and attempt to bring the world‘s climate down to a normal temperature. To do this, you’ll battle wave after wave of enemies spread across five levels, which are broken up into three acts apiece.
Summary: It's no secret that games based on movies often get a bad rap. It's also no secret that games based on movies that are based on comic book characters tend to be among the worst offenders when it comes to portraying their source material. Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 does little to buck that trend.
Pros: Decent story until the end, Upgrade system is a good idea in theory
Cons: Unbalanced characters ruin the upgrade system, Lame mission objectives, such as opening doors and turning on elevators, Button-mashing gameplay grows old quickly, Not much to look at
Conclusion: Fantastic Four is perfect for those of all ages but I can only recommend this game to the younger gamers whom would find more appreciation for this title. To the general gamer I could only recommend to rent this game for the simple fact you can finish it over night and get all the achievements as once completed there is no real online or offline multiplayer features besides split-screen co-op.