gamers (95%) found this review helpful
Since this game is really comprised of 3 segments, I'll break them down individually..
Wolverine: This is how most of the game is.. It's also the most pointless action I've ever played. You just sit in a giant room as enemies spawn at you. There are moments here, but it's overall putrid. It's unresponsive, has canned combos, and is in several ways uninspired.
Nightcrawler: These levels were actually pretty good, which is why I gave the game a 2 instead of a one. The reasoning behind that is the Nightcrawler levels go by way too fast, and there aren't even that many to begin with.
Iceman: I may have given this game over a 2 if not for these abominations to gaming. They're supposed to be like a flight game I suppose, but if I strapped two honey baked hams to my feet and jumped onto a snowy slop I would have more control than you have in these levels. Iceman just sorta glides around aimlessly. You tell him to do something, he sits there a few seconds, and then says, "What?"
These are separate from the other problems plagueing the game, namely the subpar graphics, generally abysmal control, and only 3 characters.
My advice: Rent either of the X-Men Legends games or wait until Marvel: Ultimate Alliance is out. Any one of these are better uses of your time than X3. Especially considering you can get the X-Men Legends games for 20 bucks or less, and in fact, around 13 here from GameFly.
GRAPHICS: 4. Servicable, but far from satisfactory. Overused bloom effects galore. CONTROL: 1. Ugh. That's really all I can say about this. REPLAY: 1. None. The Achievements are worthless, and you can obviously tell they ran out of ideas. "This Achievement is awarded when the gamerscore reaches 950"... Instead of simply making the hardest Achievement worth 50 more points.
FUN: 2. It's sorta fun I guess, if you're incredibly stupid and/or high. It only lasts about 4 hours, which would be better spent watching the first two X-Men movies again. Also, cheap deaths abound! YAY!
gamers (91%) found this review helpful
It's very hard for me to give this game a "Fair" rating. I used to love X-Men. Collect all the comics, love the movies. Even when I lost interest in the comics I still had the movies and the X-Men Legends series to keep me going. And then this game comes along and ruins my dreams.
It's not so much that this game isn't good. Like I said it's "Fair." But if you take away the X-Men logo it's just your below-average action game. The premise is this: Wolverine, Iceman, and Nightcrawler all have to beat up people. That's really it. I'm only 70% done or so but that's what I got out of this. They throw in cameos of your favorite Marvel characters like Colossus and Storm but they don't really do much besides look pretty. Sometimes you can have them help you out but it feels more like a hassle than a helping hand.
Wolverine is like God of War if it were made on the N64 and had the persona of Rayman. Slash, slash, jump, slash. Iceman is Tony Hawk with weapons. You fly around on your ice, which admittedly is kind of cool. But in the end all your doing is flying around shooting ice at people. Nightcrawler is what makes the game as you probably have heard. It's alot of fun to teleport around and best up enemies. A very good move on their part to include him because without the awesome teleportation element this game would go down to a 3, X-Men or not.
All in all, I'm tempted to send this back without even beating it. If you ARE an X-Men fan then by all means give this a try. It's true to the characters (movie wise) and they throw in some extra X-Men references. For instance, when you revisit the Weapon X project as wolverine you'll see holding cells for Kane, Maverick, and Deadpool. I smiled when I saw this but grew very tired of Wolverine's shtick.
Give it a rent if you have any X-Genes in you. If not, don't even bother.
Graphics: 6 Sounds: 1 - Just horrible Controls: 7 - Only cuz Nightcrawler is so durn fun Replay Value: 0 - You kidding me?
gamers (87%) found this review helpful
This game blows chunk except for one reason. Nightcrawler kicks major behind. Expect to be so tempted to throw your controller that you better pad your room. The glitches, camera angles, gameplay, etc....... will leave you in fits. The achievements are terrible(they wouldn't let me leave an explicative) as well. You get 50 points for getting the other 950. It makes you get every little hidden icon with each character to unlock achievements and you have to max out their stats to get the rest. In other words you must play this pitiful game to death to get some achievements out of it.
Please do not play this game!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!- !!!