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GF Rating
5.7

456 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

WORTH A PLAY

posted by butterflyf (SARASOTA, FL) Sep 9, 2009

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Member since Mar 2008

7 out of 7 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

I GAVE THIS GAME AN 8. AND HONESTLY ITS HARD TO GET A REAL GOOD RATING FROM ME. ESPECIALLY ON MOVIE BASED GAMES THAT ARE BASICALLY MADE JUST TO MAKE ALIL MORE MONEY. THIS GAME TAKES A LIL WHILE TO PICK UP AND ONCE IT DOES ITS ACTUALLY ENJOYABLE. YOU WILL PROBLY NEVER DIE FROM BEING SHOT OR FROM HAND TO HAND COMBAT, BECAUSE OF HIS HEALING FACTOR THAT AUTOMATICALLY KICKS IN. BUT THIS GAME INVOLVES ALOT OF PUZZLES AND USING ALL WOLVERINES ABILITIES. INCLUDING SOMTHING LIKE "SPIDER SENSE" THAT LETS HIM SENSE THINGS NEAR HIM THAT ARE HIDDEN. THIS GAME IS DEFINITLY WORTH THE TIME TAKEN OUT TO PLAY IT. ONCE WOLVERINE IS LEVELED UP HES VIRTUALLY INDESTRUCTABLE. AND YOU WILL SEE THAT FIGHTS AGAINST THE BLOB,SABRETOOTH AND DEADPOOL ARE QUITE EASY.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

Sick Wolverine

posted by tjsmoke (NORTHAMPTON, PA) May 4, 2009

Member since Dec 2008

14 out of 24 gamers (58%) found this review helpful

"X-men Origins: Wolverine" for the PS2 is a sick game. And not sick in the good sense, either. Like its cousin on the next gen system, "Wolverine" traces the story of everyone's favorite X-man. And give Activision a little credit for wanting to give PS2 owners a different experience than that on the PS3. Sadly, they didn't give them a good experience. A fixed camera (with no way to rotate it), a clumsy control system, poor graphics, and some God-awful voice acting all add up to a disappointing game. Even quick time events can save this mutant blunder of a game, and the trial and error that follows poor explanation of how to use the controls leads to a great amount of frustration. A real shame, as this game should have been fun. Recommend you definitely rent before you buy. At least combat is quick, but the enemies are lackluster in both appearance and abilities. Activision would have been much better off porting over the same control scheme used in the PS3 game. Activision should know better. PS2 owners are better off going to play "X-men Legends" or "Marvel Ultimate Alliance" to get their Wolvie fix instead of this broken and obviously rushed game.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

What a waste of time

posted by 7T2Z28 (MADISON HEIGHTS, MI) Sep 3, 2009

Member since Sep 2009

2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful

To put it simply, this game sucks. No point to dance around it while trying to juggle clever analogies and witty adjectives.

For one, the controls are terrible. Every single button on the controller does something, so if you hit it accidently it will screw up your entire process. What's more, there are "abilities" that you are supposed to use on certain obstacles, but the tutorial tells you it's an attack. What's more, if you try to use it as an attack, you just stand there waiting for your "prompt" because you never get one. Overall the controls are really clumsy and there's not much room for error around some of the cliffs and "lunge" jumps. You can do what a lunge sequence tells you, and you'll die anyway when Wolverine screws up a lunge.

As if the controls weren't bad enough, the camera angle is atrocious. Most of the time, the camera is behind you, but as you move so does the camera, and there's no easy way to get it to move. Often times you'll end up looking backwards, which means you can't see where Wolverine is going. Part of the problem is the AI pathing. The environment is, but your path is trying to be an old 16-bit side-scroller.

Finally, the boss fights are just freaking ridiculous. In the second fight, you may as well just give up, because even on the easiest level it's nearly impossible. It took about 70 tries, I'm not kidding. Everytime you are about to win, the game pulls out a cheat and kills you almost instantly. And that's AFTER you go through some ridiculous half-game-half-cutscene where you need to push a certain button, but they give you about 1/10 of a second to do it. It takes about 15-20 or so deaths as you try get the sequence down. What makes it hard is half the time you will push the button in time, but the game ignores that and kills you anyway.

In conclusion, what we have hear is a really cool looking game that takes full advantage of the aging PS2's graphics processor that plays like krap. Not worth full price.

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