Summary: I feel almost guilty about this score, because the multiplayer has the potential to be every Tron fan’s dream come true, but it’s hampered not only by the lack of modes and maps and the poorly balanced leveling system, but also by the inescapable lead weight of the horrid and completely derivative single player campaign wrapped around its neck, choking the life out of it. Unfortunately, I can’t rate a game based on the potential for one aspect of it to ONE DAY be great.
Movie-based game with fantasy violence just so-so.
Common Sense Media
26 May 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that TRON: Evolution is a game based on the movie TRON: Legacy . It earned its "Teen" rating primarily for its fantasy violence. This includes hand-to-hand combat, acrobatic attacks, throwing discs, shooting tanks, and racing in light cycles (with the intent to crash the opponent). While enemies resemble humans, the game clearly has a sci-fi premise, where you're a security program inside of a computer, attempting to stop a virus.
Excerpt: Tron: Evolution is Prince of Persia but more neon. There are neon frisbees, neon bikes, neon tanks, neon suits, neon baddies, neon skyscrapers and neon laser beams. Sadly, all this glowing gas can't make up for some sloppy controls, repetitive combat and a limited multiplayer mode. Tron of Persia had potential, but it feels like a knock-off that doesn't make nearly enough of its quite brilliant licence.
Conclusion: I even considered playing more multiplayer to get my “version” up to a higher level… but the credits are rolling, and there is no way to skip them, save exiting and reloading the game. Disney made my decision for me… time to move on to something else. Check out our other reviews at www.gamedebateclub.com!
Summary: " TRON: Evolution " has a lot going for it, but the lacklustre combat and poor camera, as well as the difficulty spikes and resulting frustration, make Tron a less worthy contender than it could, or perhaps should have been. It’s a shame, because even as is, the game is not total junk, which is a welcome change for licensed properties.
Conclusion: TRON: Evolution truly only bares the name of TRON due to its multiplayer counterpart. While the single-player experience is indeed set within the world of the Grid, nothing about screams TRON! The platforming and combat is very repetitive, often enough reminding you of another franchise; Prince of Persia.