Monday, September 3, 2007

Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer - 2 stars

This game seems to have thrown together for the movie. It seems to use an upgraded version of the engine from Marvel Ultimate Alliance (gameplay and controls are similar, even slightly improved in some places) but the depth is sorely lacking. For one, you only have four characters - the Fantastic Four, which are some of the lamest superheros ever. They have a far limited array of powers, and the game's content is lackluster and repetitive.

In fact, after playing through the game, we decided that if we were going to endure playing a game where we already knew what was going to happen, we should just play Marvel Ultimate Alliance again. So we did. This time on our 80" screen (we originally played it before we got our projector setup). We also downloaded the extra heroes/villains content pack, which certainly provided sufficient extra content to warrant playing again. Nightcrawler is every bit as entertaining as hoped-for.

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