posted by SiddiousX (PEMBROKE PINES, FL) Dec 2, 2006
Member since Aug 2006
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
Seriously, what a piece of junk. The camera is broken and it has a feature enabled from the start which makes it even more broken (imagine the camera whipping around wildly.) The first level where it shows your powers looked promising. Then I got to Warworld and hit the melee attack button. I then proceeded to cry for five minutes. The melee system is so blocky and choppy it makes Mortal Kombat on the Gameboy look like it had depth to the fighting.
There's maybe 5 different enemies (not including real characters a.k.a. important people,) and they all look remotely the same. Because Superman can't die, the city can. Basicly they blow up stuff in the city and you gotta jam a car in their face to repay 'em. The difficutly level literally jumps from impossibly easy to so hard they will put you on suicide watch.
There's only two different types of missions, blow fires out or beat robots up. Oh yea, Mister Mxyzptlk hid 100 cats around the city for you to find, because apparently collecting all of them will make him give you back your artifacts from the Fortress of Solitude or some half-done story like that. The worse part about these cats, they make your controller vibrate like no tomorrow, and during missions you can't pick them up, so if a battle is near one you might snap a wrist.
Music is cool, not really a Superman feel, but not a goofy comic-book feel so it's nice.
The graphics (I played on PS2,) looked like first generation PS2 games. Whenever a menu comes up, the screen becomes shaky and looks like it's literally trying to make you go into a seizure to stop playing this horrible game.
If you MUST play this game, rent it. Luckily I did so I'm not one of the poor souls who wasted money on this pile of garbage.
All in all, the real title should be called "Superman64 Returns"
Also, to the people who say it's good, you didn't play the game, or you're trying to funny and fail horribly.
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Please accept the word of other players when they tell you that this game shipped unfinished and lifeless. Lousy graphics, flat voice work, clumsy controls, and a poor camera all add up to one of the more disappointing games I've played. Shadow of Apokolips was better than this, and that doesn't say much. Back it goes!