Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters
|a game by||Double Helix Games|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||6/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.0/10 - 2 votes|
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|See also:||Marvel Games, Co-op Games|
Looking for a DC action game to pick up that lets you play as one of the most famous characters in the DC line-up? Then now is the chance. With the help of the Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters, you can pick an interesting enough action title that will likely remind you of many of the late-00s superhero games such as the Spider-Man and Batman titles from the same era. Others will find certain elements remind them of classic arcade games like Time Crisis, too.
Bring the Manhunters to Justice
This is an interesting enough title, where the player will spend their time going around a range of game modes taking on various enemies as Hal Jordan i.e. The Green Lantern. The game will see you take part in various beat-em-up style moments, as well as some rail shooter moments and flying sequences. Gameplay is varied enough to give you something to do in each level, while the fully 3D environments help to add some extra detail on the non-Nintendo editions of the game.
You also can take control of Sinestro if you play this on a non-Nintendo console, as this included pop-in multiplayer for any player who wishes to take part to jump in and help out. The game is a relatively decent experience, giving you some fun beat-em-up moments and some interesting weapon and object combinations that you can use.
Fresh out of modern ideas
The problem with this 2011 release is that it feels like it could have come out in 2005 and still felt a little outdated. Many of its ideas are quite generic, and much of the gameplay itself can become quite repetitive. Add in the fact that the plot is so wooden compared to the (mediocre) movie, and it is easy to see why non-fans of the Green Lantern might not enjoy the experience.
However, if you are looking for a co-op game to play through with another player and you are both DC fans then you might find enough interesting gameplay here to keep yup playing until the end. The plot itself can be spotted a mile away, but players should have a good enough time flying through the combat levels to see through the mediocre parts of the development.
Gameplay is fun at points, if a touch dated. It is the kind of game that you could probably play through in a weekend, with not enough replay worthiness to keep you coming back to it in the future. Definitely one for Green Lantern fans, but other DC fans might not enjoy it as much.
- Decent enough graphics for a 2011 release (in some game modes).
- Gameplay can be fun and rewarding enough to keep you coming back.
- Strong likeness to the main characters from the movie itself.
- Repetitive gameplay that can make it hard to keep on coming back in future.
- Limited game variety from mode to mode makes it hard to keep coming back.
- Limited replay value means you likely won’t get more than a weekend from this.