I love that they did a game in between the movies, rather than the usual rehash of the plot, but the locations and plotlines often seemed very similar to the new movie. The game mechanics were very fast moving and the auto save and "derezzing" mechanic was a very nice method for the player to learn the game. However, those two mechanics also made it impossible to go back and get the missing pieces you must collect without replaying the whole level, which made the game seem rather forced and often frustrating.
The advancement also seemed uneven. I was about 2/3 of the way through the story when I stopped playing, and I had gained enough for about 10% of the upgrades (a liberal estimate). There were a couple of points where I stopped to battle multiple waves of enemies to gain extra XP to tackle this problem, but if you derez before a checkpoint, that extra XP goes away, so this tactic might work, but may be a waste of time.
i would have given it a negative 4 if i could. got the game played the semi-tutorial and slipped it back in the cover it came in and sealed it for return. graphics weren't impressive. no depth of field. controls weren't user friendly. not very thought out with user / player in mind. mainly button mashing and honestly what dignified gamer still plays a button masher. weak attempt in all aspects. just over lame.
posted by franchiseboy83 (CLEVELAND, GA) Apr 26, 2012
Member since Apr 2012
This is a great story. The graphics are very well done. It ties the two movies together flawlessly. The reason I gave this game such a low score is because the controls and gameplay. Half the time you fall instead of jump, you run on walls and jump off the wrong way. Seems half the time pressing up goes left or right. The difficulty of some fights was just ridiculous. When I have to run away from a fight to survive because the enemies are bombarding me with long range explosives just ruins a game for me. Your health drains to quickly. You don't evolve quick enough and your character never speaks; which means you develop no true relationship with this character.
If you can ignore the faulty game mechanics and poor controls then you may like this game. If nothing else it's good just for the story.