Excerpt: I broke up with her a long time ago. I didn’t like her anymore. The connection was gone and we were stuck in a rut. But as they all say: you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. The heartache became unbearable and I had to see her again. The gaming business that is.
Conclusion: The only thing you need to ask yourself about this game is: why did they bother making it? And the answer to that is simple: money. Big movie company gives developer a big bag of cash to make a game with that summer’s blockbuster name on the front of it.
Excerpt: You'd think we'd have all learnt our lesson by now. Do not, no matter how good a game looks prior to release, believe that a movie licensed video game is going to be good. It's a simple rule to follow, but one that we find ourselves breaking over and over again.
Conclusion: The controls have been redone, obviously with the console crowd in mind. In fact, The Penal Zone might be the first PC game I have ever played where I felt it would have been easier to plug in a game controller, rather than use the mouse and keyboard.
Excerpt: It’s quite surprising that for Iron Man, one of the most boom-happy of Marvel properties, that it’s taken them this long to turn out a blockbusting movie to wow audiences worldwide. It’s not at all surprising however that the game-of-the-movie, is a generic cash-in of the ‘epic fail’ variety.
Conclusion: Seriously at no time did this game display what the 360 was capable of. It felt like a lazy PS2 port (which it probably was). There are so many other games you could be spending your forty quid on - like GTA IV for example, or even saving up for a movie franchise game that actually does bring the...
Excerpt: Iron Man – the film – is as confident, knowing and purely enjoyable a summer blockbuster as Hollywood has made in years. Blessed with a career-defining performance from Robert Downey Jr and an almost perfect balance between real-world subtext and comic-book thrills, its giant robot action is lent...
Excerpt: Iron Man Genre: Action Developer: Secret Level Publisher: Sega Release Date: 05/02/08 Yeah yeah, I’m late. I had to wait for a rental copy to come in, because judging by the review scores this has been getting, I wasn’t about to pay $60 for it.