Iron Man 2
|a game by||Sega Studios San Francisco|
|Platforms:||XBox 360, Playstation 3|
|Editor Rating:||4.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown|
|User Rating:||6.0/10 - 14 votes|
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|See also:||Marvel Games, Iron Man Games|
Iron Man 2 is the next game after the movie spin-off, Iron Man. The first game got very poor reviews for its clunky controls, boring plot, and ugly visuals. Iron Man 2 is a fairly standard third person shooter with a fresh plot that breaks away from the movie itself—although its unclear if it happens before or after the movies. This makes it an improvement on the original game, but unfortunately, Iron Man 2 still has a long way to go.
Vanilla Game Play
Iron Man 2 has a few points that offer exciting game play. The bosses require a little bit of strategy in order to successfully fend them off. This usually involves shooting specific parts of the villain in order to win. Many of these villains are familiar flashbacks in the universe, which can also be nostalgic and fun.
The rest of the game is unexciting. Iron Man must punch and kick his way through a map to get to the boss, which is made easier than the previous game through a series of checkpoints. Unfortunately, combat is mostly the same and it just feels grindy and repetitive as time goes on.
The CG in Iron Man isn’t done well. This includes everything from the explosions from fighting to the cut scenes, which are supposed to be sharper than the actual game play. This makes fighting your way through each level even more disappointing, since the villains you are fighting against don’t even have the decency to blow up well.
The characters themselves are so badly done, it calls into question whether the developers couldn’t get permission to use the likeness of the actors in the movie, and had to do something entirely different. With how grainy and poorly done the rest of the game is however, it could just be the graphics are that bad.
Very Short Game
The whole game can be played through in just 4-5 hours, and there isn’t much incentive to play it again. Although there is significant opportunity for a co-op mode, the game never delivers, keeping the game entirely offline. This combined with the price tag of a full fledged game, makes the shortness of this game a particularly weak part of the whole thing.
Minor improvements to the first Iron Man
As depressing as this game is, it actually does improve on the first one to a certain extent. The game allows some armor customization, which is fun, and improves on the controls from the last time. Unfortunately, these perks aren’t enough to carry the whole game, and it shouldn’t have to.
While Iron Man 2 isn’t the worst game the world has ever seen, it’s definitely not the best. If you’re a big Iron Man fan and need a great game to let you feel like the famous super hero, a better choice might be Marvel: Ultimate Alliance. You’ll not only get to play Iron Man, but you can do so while enjoying a decent plot, good visuals, and sharper game play.
- It’s an improvement on Iron Man
- Poor Quality Graphics
- Unexciting game play
- Very short game