Finally had a chance to play Iron Man The Game for Xbox 360 (long wait at GameFly). It’s not as good as I wanted it to be or could of been but it’s not an absolute terrible game. I did find it better than other games that have been made from a movie though. If saying that is worth anything. Achievements are very easy in this game. You can easily get around an 850 GS increase in 4-6 hours.
The story does not really follow much of the movie. Which is a good thing because it would then be a quite boring game and I could never even justify buying it for $60 if that were the case even though I rented it. I really cannot justify paying $60 for this game either though at its current state. It starts you off pretty much the same (slightly different) from the first time you see Iron Man in the movie in the caves. There a few villains in this game that you fight but for the most part, you are destroying tanks to your weapons that are in the wrong hands to missile silos and so forth.
The game is pretty short too. Can easily be beat in a few hours and returned next day if you wanted too. I skipped all the cut scenes too, just did not interest me what so ever especially already knowing pretty much what they are going to say because of the movie and anything else I could really careless for because this game doesn’t really draw you into loving it, caring or anything.
Weapons in this game are alright. You are going to use Iron Man’s repulsors most the entire game. Though he does have alternative weapons such as firing missiles or grenades I did not enjoy them too much and the “reload” times for them were just enough to forget about them most the time because of constantly firing my repulsors. Though they do help in blowing up tanks, helicopters and whatever else necessary to destroy though. So they do come in handy.
You are in the air 99% of the time so you never do come melee in this game as you are able too (excluding the first level). You don’t need to be in the air 99% of the time though, so it is not forced on you but not sure why you would not want to be though because I find the melee system absolutely terrible. It’s useless.
The game has its flaws though, there were times where the games just seems a bit buggy. It took me a while to get use to the flying. I could not find proper flying invert controls? When I changed what I found, it just messed me up further and on the ground so I just kept them how they were and just did my best to what I was sort of getting use too. Like I said, it took me a while but not too long. Just long enough to get frustrated to what I am use to with all other games.
There are other small things as well that I cannot remember or whatever and you will see if you decide to play the game. None of these make the game in playable though. Just annoyances I guess?
Graphics were absolutely terrible for pretty much everything. It’s not the worst I have seen but for games we see today, they were terrible.
I really enjoyed the ability to change up your suit and upgrade certain abilities from how powerful your weapons are and armor to how mobile you are as well. They balance it out though so you are not really going to be super powerful and run through the game on Formidable difficulty. You can even use different older suits such as Hulk armor or other early designs or colors of the Iron Man if you know its history. So that might be cool to you, I thought it was cool to add but that was it.
Overall, decent game. Worth checking out as a rental. I would stay away from purchasing this game though. There is no replay value in this game so do not waste your money. I give it 2 stars and if I were to go any higher it would just be 2 1/2.
I finally had a chance to play LEGO Star Wars: The Complete Saga. My first LEGO game to play too. Wow, I was amazed by the game not too far into it and even more by the end of the game. I can not believe how awesome of a game this is. I am sure the same goes for the other LEGO games, I will be renting them as well soon.
Now I must admit I did not have many expectations for the game, did not even check any reviews on the game. I partially was going for achievements, yes, guilty. But I really wanted to finally check out the game. Even finished the game for 1000 GS too (annoying having playing the Bonus Super Stories for that 100% and not being able to skip scenes).
Just as the title of the game, the story does follow the complete Star Wars saga. I enjoyed the game even more by turning on Extras which in order to do that, you need to find certain power bricks for that particularly Extra that can be turned on which names are not shown so do a search on Google for the name and locations of those if you are interested. Extras are basically Cheats ranging from being able to use the Dark Side with Jedi’s to Health Regeneration and much more.
Throughout the game I found myself laughing at little things here and there. Not absolute hilarious things but just funny for the developers to have done. An example of this would be the LEGO characters faces and their reactions to whatever is going on at the moment. This might be funnier though and more obvious if you have watched all the Star Wars movies before and know what to expect.
I never found the game too difficult what so ever. There is no difficulty setting however there is a setting that you can turn off called Adaptive Difficulty in the pause menu. Turning this off will make the game quite easier and not adept on how good or bad you are doing to make the game harder or easier, etc. Plus, as I said earlier, turning on Extras aka Cheats will make this game even more easier if you some how enjoy that, find the game hard or whatever the reason may be.
If you were ever interested in checking out the LEGO games, I really recommend doing so already. Even if you were not interested, it is a good game to check out or something different to play depending on what you play. If you are a Star Wars fan, you should really check out the game.
I saw it earlier this morning with a bunch of friends (Thursday Night Showing). We got there early but not too early. So we got some pretty fucking terrible seats up front. Need to go see a chiropractor now.
Anyways, the movie was absolutely bad ass. An absolute must see. I can’t say if it beats Iron Man or not so I’m not going to bother deciding because BOTH are great fucking movies.
There is really nothing I hated about this movie that I can even thing of. Which is rare to see now a days I think nor was it too short. Though I can at least say that Batman’s Lair was not as cool as before. Too high tech maybe and the location? Maybe just me. Doesn’t matter.
The action and fight scenes were incredible. Well done. I don’t think the movie was too long either, I am sure others will think it is. But I thought not. There is no point where the movie drags alone leaving people to think they could of cut it out to make it shorter or anything like that. So go see and enjoy the movie. I actually enjoyed its length now because of it being such a great movie and I like longer movies as long as they are that.
To not spoil the movie here, don’t worry. Someone will be introduced. When that happened (near the end of the movie) I was surprised I was the only one in the theatre (no joke) to have released who it was and called it out. Not till a bit later after that scene, to those not familiar or that didn’t catch it, is his name revealed.
You can barely, BARELY tell that Heath Ledger in this movie is The Joker. You would never tell if you did not know going into it that he played him. His voice is so different and obviously he wears makeup. Hard to tell its him during the movie except maybe his hair but you could never if you didn’t know it was him.
I am disappointed though that we won’t get to see Heath Ledger as the Joker again or as an actor. I was never on the bandwagon for him to deserve an Oscar rather he played the part good or not. But I absolutely think after watching him play, that he deserves an Oscar after such a great performance. In my opinion, he kills the part over Jack Nicholson. I have not spoken to many people yet but some agreed he did too. Let it be known that Jack Nicholson was an awesome Joker and actor too. So for me to say that I truly thought he played better.
For those that do not know, Hancock is a movie. You can watch the trailer here.
The first half of this movie I really enjoyed. But the second half of this movie really sucks and goes downhill big time. The only way this movie could have a chance at being good is to have its script rewritten and even then you could never say it would be good.
Stop here if you would like not to read spoilers. You’ve been warned about spoilers. This movie has no villain what so ever unless you really want to call a bald guy with a hooked arm that Hancock recently put in jail a villain that is just a regular human being one. You could also say that Charlize Theron (Mary) would be a villain but she is more of a pissed off wife because 80 years ago Hancock forgot about her after being hit on the head in a fight and losing his memory. But even then, things are worked out anyways and I never thought it was much of anything.
This movie really has a lot of plot holes too. Points of the script are just written dumb as well, for example. You will find out that both of them “are married”, they are made in pairs (superpowers) but when they are together, they are basically normal people and lose their powers. The further away from each other, the more superpower they have. Now that being said, 80 years ago in Miami they were in an alley if I remember from the movie and some people beat him up pretty bad and hit him in the head or something similar, the ambulance would not let her ride with him and when she got there he was already awake and did not remember her at all. I guess they didn’t know of amnesia back then and she figured for whatever dumb reason, she would move on with her life as she does. Just dumb.
In the end though, it is up to you to decide if you want to go pay the money to see this movie. I say at least wait till it comes out to rent or another way that you watch movies because it is not worth the theater price to pay. I really wanted to like the movie, the beginning I had a blast, some people hated the beginning and the music and its jokes but I liked them and same with my friends so it is hit or miss. But I don’t think I have yet to come across anyone that enjoyed the second half of the movie.
Good game, I would highly recommend at least renting this game. I enjoyed the storyline among it being really funny or hilarious a lot times too. I don’t get that with many games or army games. They took a different approach to your typical storyline to your typical army game you play. It is not such a long game but not that short either. There are 7 levels in this game but they are big long levels too. Not extremely long to where you are wishing it would end, level 5 is probably the shortest.
Multiplayer is extremely fun. I am waiting for Conquest to come out as downloadable content (DLC). Its current online game mode, Gold Rush, is fun though. There is nothing wrong with it, except for the teammates you sometimes get pared with. Sometimes they are either terrible, no idea what to do, no communication, going rambo or whatever else there is. I don’t like the fact that you can only talk to your squad members (squads of 4 but you do not always get 4) and there are 4 squads to a team (max 12 players per team).
I would at least like to see 2 squads of 6 but this is never going to happen. You really should be able to talk to your entire team someway. Sometimes none of your squad members are support and you see another guy on your team with support and trying to get him to give you health and heâ€™s either dumb or you end up dieing trying and waiting. Anyways my friend and I among those I have met over XBL playing BF:BC have been having a blast with MP.
This game no where beats CoD4 in Single Player or Multiplayer. I still will be playing CoD4 online. But BF:BC is still really fun and enjoyable too. It’s something to play when you don’t feel like playing CoD4 (or at least me) or want something different. I’ve been playing Battlefield games for years. I started off with Battlefield 2 (PC) and its expansions and continued with Battlefield: Modern Combat (Xbox and Xbox 360) and Battlefield 2142 (PC).
You can check my multiplayer stats here (EA account required, it’s free).
It’s official from Guiness World Records! Firefox 3.0 is now the most software downloaded in 24 hours! Also, as of this post, Firefox 3.0 has had ALMOST 30 million downloads since release.