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Title: X-Men Origins:Wolverine Review
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videogameman - May 27, 2009 01:10 AM (GMT)
SPOILERSSSS!
As there is no fourm to truely fit this, I put it in the microsoft version as that's the one I played.

Scoring System
Orginality 1-10
Graphics 1-10
Gameplay 1-10
Story 1-10
Overall not an average 1-10

The game based on X-Men Origins:Wolverine is better than most movie based video games. However, it still has plenty of flaws.

Originality-5
Being based off a movie game, this is no suprise. There are no new charecters introduced of note besides Carol Frost, who was very generic. Ultimatly no inovation.

Graphics-7
Standard fare. The blood seems cool and awesome early due to you never expecting Wolverine to be in a M game after being arguably milked. However, the wow factor wears thin later, and the blood stays the same. Decapatation brings no more blood than a simple slash through a chest. From what i seen, robots have the same blood as humans, making you think that the developers fail biology forever.

Gameplay-7
Ultimately, it all comes down to one word. Pounce. This move defeats almost all enemies quickly and efficently. This may be exhilarating at first, but it soon becomes repititive. Trying to instead use melee attacks instead becomes just as boring, as the gmeplay wears thin. However, it wears thin late into the game. You can feel how violent Logan can be. How he can defeat anything. You feel adrenaline and feral rage as you cut through many groups of foes. Quick kills bring much blood and often gain satasfaction. Melee attacks decimate foes, sometimes severing limbs and rendering them whimpering and screaming in agony. As sadistic as it sounds, I found it most enjoying. Sometimes pouncing foes result in them yelling in fear as they are quickly killed. Injury them enough and ground them or prepare for quick kill, they beg you not to kill them. If you don't, they'll just attack again, plus killing them despite thier pleas bring primal satisfaction. Your healing factor saves you from death for almost the whole game and this decreases the challenge.

Boss fights are all the same. Simple button mashing will defeat small bosses, and pounces will defeat giant ones. The only good one was the Senitel fight. Quite epic.

While it does wear thin near the end, it's still fun for a while.

Story-5
This is biased, as my fanboyism and love for deadpool is well known, but they screwed him up even more. Not one wisecrack. Not ONE. He just seems like a sadistic bastard. While that may be true, he's a sadistic bastard with a sense of humor. Nord{Agent X} has more humor than him. Don't forget him becoming Weapon XI.

With that out of the way, the rest of the story is forgettable. Wolverine's love intrest is killed. Stryker gives him the skeleton to defeat him. Stryker wants to kill him. Logan escapes. Goes on a revenge spree. The Africa subplot is good, but not great.

Mentions of Emma being the love intrest's sister is removed, thank godness. However, assuming this game takes place in the 3 X films contuinity, it brings up a noticable plot hole. If Logan rescues Mystique's husnand, Wraith, why does she want to kill him later. Wraith is still killed following Logan, but futher explaination would've been great. The Senitel attack at the end makes you wonder how Xavier had not heard of it and try recruiting Logan. Liev Creed needed more lines. Gambit's voice actor was HORRIBLE. Why they didn't hire the guy who voiced Gambit in Wolverine I do not know.

Overall-6

The games greatest asset is the wow factor and sheer violence of the game. After it wears out, it is a perfectly average game. Should you get it? Yes. As this will probably be the only time you see the truely violent Logan in the comics.

Did you like this game? did you hate it? Has this review helped you? Comment.

boratz - May 27, 2009 03:10 AM (GMT)
I played the game as well, and probably felt the same way as you. At first gameplay was awesome, at first fighting bosses were awesome, but it was all the same throughout the game. Nothing ever changed. If this is based off a movie, then like you said why does Mystique want to kill him in the movies, and why does she not give any sign of knowing him prior to films. Creed should have been done better, the characters got kind of boring as well.

videogameman - May 27, 2009 03:49 AM (GMT)
QUOTE (boratz @ May 27 2009, 03:10 AM)
I played the game as well, and probably felt the same way as you. At first gameplay was awesome, at first fighting bosses were awesome, but it was all the same throughout the game. Nothing ever changed. If this is based off a movie, then like you said why does Mystique want to kill him in the movies, and why does she not give any sign of knowing him prior to films. Creed should have been done better, the characters got kind of boring as well.

Then there's Creed not showing any sign of knowing Wolvie at all. Nice to see we agree. :D




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