Conclusion: A typical game will take hours to play, so you are certainly getting your money’s worth when you fork out the cash for the game. Indeed, with such a huge number of playable nations to choose from, gamers could be playing this for months without even having played all the nations. The replayability is endless. There are plenty of “what if I had have done that instead” thoughts during the games.
Pros: Replay factor is huge.
Cons: Steep learning curve for newcomers to the series.
Excerpt: If there’s one thing that is certain to strike fear into the hearts of gamers it’s movie tie-ins. Making a game based on 90 minutes of footage is never going to be easy and the task is made even harder with a small time frame and strict deadlines. There have been some success stories like Spiderman 2 , but there have also been abominations, which seem to be little more than a shameful attempt to extract more cash from the unknowing public.
Summary: If you enjoyed Ultimate Destruction, picking this one up should be a no-brainer. It's a polished version of that last-gen gem that, though lacking some of the humour, makes up for it with an extensive system of unlocks. Hulk fans will also get a kick out of the unlockable skins, though it would have been nice to see each skin have different abilities.
Conclusion: When it comes right down to it, if you are considering this game for playability, take a look at Ultimate Destruction first as it may surprise you (and you can get it for under $10). If you're looking for some easy achievements, expect a slight challenge, but nothing more than 20 hours of grinding and MS Paint for the canister maps won't cure.
Excerpt: Summary [6.5 out of 10] The Incredible Hulk is a mindless bash-um-up that provided hours of fun for me. Basic attack combos, medium difficulty level and a Crackdown-esque sense of flying through the city smashing things up lent itself well to a “sit down and relax” title.
Excerpt: With Marvel and the film business having another stab at making a decent Hulk movie, it was inevitable that a game tie-in was on the cards, and refreshingly (unlike the recent Iron Man game ), The Incredible Hulk aint half bad. It’s a confusing mess at times and has some serious issues, but it’s a sandbox orgy of destruction that serves up enough fun to keep it’s core audience, kids and Marvel fans, content at least. So what’s the script?
Conclusion: Perhaps this is due to the game being rushed out to coincide with the film's release, but whatever the reasoning behind it, The Incredible Hulk just doesn't quite seem finished. There is undoubtedly fun to be had, leaping around the city causing all manner of destructive mayhem, but it's ultimately disposable. You've essentially seen the best the game has to offer in the first couple of hours of gameplay.
Summary: Fueled with fury, SEGA’s The Incredible Hulk features key moments from the film, as well as additional plot lines and characters from the character’s rich comic-book universe. Players smash through New York City, battling gigantic enemies amidst soaring skyscrapers in a massive open world.
Conclusion: The Incredible Hulk is an excellent choice for rental. It's hard to recommend this game for purchase because it's very repetitive and rough around the edges, technically speaking. Naturally, fans of the Hulk or the movie should give this game a serious look, but if you're an Ultimate Destruction fan or someone like me that doesn't really know much about the Hulk but can appreciate the destructive powers he has, then give it a rental.