Excerpt: Summer. Marvel. Movie tie-in. If anyone is still reading, you should know by now that I’m talking about Iron Man 2 . The first game was so bad that it gave bleeding ulcers to a full two-thirds of the people who played it. Now, after more time in development and a host of people saying that the sequel features improvements, we dive into Iron Man 2 to see if it is an actual upgrade or ready for the scrap heap.
Conclusion: It was not challenging difficult more just annoying because it was easy to make a single mistake that resulted in starting over again on that part. So if you pick this up for $10-20 it is a fun time for a day or two but there isn't much replay value unless you have a 5 year old boy who loves Iron Man in the family.
Excerpt: One of my favourite things about being a games journalist is putting together a scathing review of a bad game. You can be rude under the justification of critique, make use of fantastically derogatory vocabulary, and generally go to town with the insults. In light of this, you'd probably expect me to jump at the chance of reviewing Iron Man 2, which by all accounts is an awful game. The thing is, however, I love Iron Man, I love Tony Stark, and I love Robert Downey Jr.
Excerpt: In regards to the gaming aspect of the Iron Man franchise, Tony Stark has had very little success as the leading man. His first foray into the wallet-gouging age old movie tie-in title was piss-poor at best. Save for the somewhat decent voice acting, the game was an absolute disaster in every sense of the word.
Conclusion: A rushed, short and appalling game on every level. Even die-hard Iron Man fans should steer well clear of this rubbish. The only reason anyone will play this game is for some easy gamerscore, otherwise, it will be doomed to the bargain bin soon enough.
Summary: Two years after his summer blockbuster tie-in game frustrated anyone unlucky enough to don the shiny red suit, Iron Man is back. The intervening years have given him time to reflect and settle down, making Iron Man 2 a more even-keeled experience than its predecessor. The punishing difficulty has been smoothed out, thanks in part to the sprinkling of checkpoints now featured in each level.
Pros: Varied level design, Weapon customization is potent
Cons: Flight speed is laughably slow, Problematic enemy targeting, Unexciting combat, Unattractive visuals and ugly character models, Bad weapon customization menus
Conclusion: Concept: Take a terrible superhero title and make it less terrible, but still not quite good
Graphics: Dark and a little grainy, but the scariest part of the game is the first time Gwyneth Paltrow’s digital rendering walks onscreen
Sound: A decent metal soundtrack, and Sam Jackson and Don Cheadle do a good job with their roles.