Reviews and Problems with Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
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Great visuals and smooth controls in solid action game.
Common Sense Media
14 September 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is a sci-fi action game that contains a good deal of fighting (both hand-to-hand and long-range combat), though most of the violence is directed toward robots (and a few living aliens). The battles can get pretty intense at times. There is also a smattering of mild profanity, and one scene that indirectly suggests sexual behavior.
Conclusion: Stars 3.75 out of 5 Pros + About time Green Lantern had a video game + Great game to rent + Beat'em up genre lovers will have a ball + For a movie tie-in video game, it really isn’t awful + Emerald Knight difficulty certainly proves a challenge + Fun and easy achievement list Cons - Co-op option seems arcadey and confined with two players - Local co-op only, second player won’t get achievements - Rail shooting levels are the only time you can really fly - Short game, but...
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters Xbox 360 Review
28 June 2011
Excerpt: There was some good superhero games before it, although, when it was released in 2009, Batman: Arkham Asylum became the benchmark for many as far as quality goes. I know you shouldn’t really, but it’s quite difficult to not compare other superhero games to the triumph of the Caped Crusader’s brilliant action adventure. But I am going to hold myself back, and there will be no comparisons to Arkham Asylum in this review. Honest.
Excerpt: Hal Jordan isn't the most imaginative fellow. Given a ring that allows him to construct any object he desires, the Green Lantern settles on baseball bats and hammers to dole out bruises. Though they are effective, these typical weapons don't even begin to scratch the surface of his enormous potential. Sadly, that's a theme that carries through the entirety of this space-faring quest.
Pros: Good assortment of unlockable powers, Local co-op provides goofy fun, Tossing a jet at enemies is ludicrously enjoyable
Cons: Predictable adventure lacks memorable moments, Flying levels are easy and boring
Conclusion: This is a decent movie tie in, and like all blockbusters if you approach it for some mindless fun then it will not disappoint. There are better titles out there, but fans of the film and Green Lantern in general, will happily while away a few hours here.
Excerpt: Somewhere, presumably in a top-secret lab hidden deep beneath the Earth’s crust, gaming scientists have perfected a simple formula for licensed games with stories different than their superhero-movie sources. Like last month’s Thor: God of Thunder, Rise of the Manhunters follows this equation exactly — no more, no less — as it depicts Earth’s Green Lantern, Hal Jordan, in a fight to save Oa from a now-malevolent android race created by the Guardians of the Universe long...
Pros: + Drop-in/drop-out co-op adds some meager replayability., + A few creative power-ring constructs.
Cons: - Follows a rote, by-the-numbers game design with repetitive gameplay., ? Why don’t you have a choice of Green Lanterns in co-op? The GL Corps is huge!
Excerpt: Film tie-ins are usually something to be avoided, with rare exceptions like the Scott Pilgrim game . Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is one of those oddities, a fifty-fifty, with moments of pure class offset with high levels of frustration, playing in a third person action perspective but also drifts into flight sections reminiscent of After Burner ‘s style.
Excerpt: Roaming beat ‘em up First, Captain America and now Green Lantern? Dull superhero season is upon us. The problem with being an achievements whore is that you’ll play almost anything. This is compounded when you write reviews for the bummingest gaming site on the internet. Sometimes you just have to sup up your gaming blaverageness even when you really don’t want to.