Conclusion: From a visual standpoint, Terminator Salvation isn’t too shabby. There are a few areas where it looks like time was an issue (a general lack of skin detail in some parts), but the game looks like what I imagine the movie will look like, based on the current trailers.
Excerpt: In the early '90s, I played a crappy Terminator game for the Sega CD. It started in a decayed future and featured a host of tired gameplay mechanics. It's funny that the Terminator franchise deals with time paradoxes, because history seems to have repeated itself.
Brief, movie-based shooter game delivers bloodless violence.
Common Sense Media
26 August 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that this game is based on the new Terminator movie , and that its release has been timed to coincide with and make the most of the tide of promotion leading up to the film. Many teens who see the movie will want to play this game, and vice versa.
Excerpt: As a kid, I always had a fascination for the Terminator series. Watching Terminator: Judgment Day in the movie theatres was a total blast. Then came the so-so Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines.
Excerpt: I’m sure there’s some joke I could make here about how the Terminator series has only gotten worse with each installment, and how the series and its videogame adaptions should be allowed to die, but I honestly can’t think of a zinger succinct enough to accurately reflect my feelings on the matter.
Pros: You like the Terminator, right? Right?
Cons: Repetitive combat, non-existent story, no replay incentives
Excerpt: With Terminator: Salvation, the game takes place before the actual movie, so it uses some of the characters that you’ll be introduced to, such as our hero John Connor. Here you will get to play out his rise in the ranks of the resistant army.
Conclusion: The graphics are mediocre (fuzzy, and undefined), the story line is weak (only 9 very short chapters), the tactics are uber predictable, the game play is slow and clumsy (you don’t even use all the controllers buttons), and the AI is so dumb my dog could outwit it!
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Love it or hate it, Terminator is a big name in the entertainment industry. Sure it is old news by now, but after the new movie hit every theatre on the planet earlier this year, a game tagged along was guaranteed.
Excerpt: Having had the chance to go see Terminator Salvation in the theatres prior to heading down to E3, I was quite intrigued to play the game. Unfortunately we did not get our review copy of Terminator Salvation (the game) until about two weeks after coming home from the annual Videogame extravaganza in...