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The original hulk game for the PS2 came out back 2003, June the 13th I believe, at the moment you can buy it for £6.25 from amazon though I am not sure the price I got it for was, probably a bit higher than the amount now.
You basically in the game go around as a big mean green guy called Hulk smashing you way through the levels and attacking any enemies in your path. It is classed as a beat em up action type game, but on top of that it sort of is like a mini adventure.
This Hulk game is the original of them all I believe, and if there is any previous one it would of probably came out on a much forgotten old platform that many have not heard of.
The game follows the lines of the original comic book named ''Hulk'' or something like that anyway. So if you did have the old original comic books you would notice that the game and the comic book both follow the same lines in the story line.
As on your journey in the game you basically end up going from one end of the level to the other end, which is like on most games. You can move up, down, left and right just by using your control stick on the PS2 controller. You get to just be a general green mad hulk, such as smashing through walls when your energy is up, knock down pillars, break pipes and as I mentioned earlier simply with Hulks strength simply run at a wall and smash it open.
There's the simple punch attack, which you can tap for some quick three hit combos and hold in to charge up your punches. The charge up effect is pretty cool, especially when you use it mid-jump, as it will leave you hanging in the air for a couple of beats before you launch toward your target. You can mix up the three hit combos a bit by using the Hulks hand clap attack, which creates a sonic boom that can knock down and disorient enemies. The Hulk is also able to grab enemies and knock them around a bit, or use them as projectiles.
Once you get a lot of power and damage coming to you, you can burst out a special attack when your your angry meter goes right to the top, red! You can then do some special moves and to your attacks it makes the connection stronger and more powerful.
The graphics are totally not bad, and since it being quite old and not on the newest platforms and compared to GBA games the graphics are clear and does look great. Just that at some points the images can get a little rough and blurry.
The audio in the game also sounds OK, but it can get repetitive, annoying repetitive in this game. It would be so much better if they made different sounds for hulk rather than the same old boring ones going off again and again.
Overall I am sure the game could do better, though if you have not bought the game already I would recommend you not to buy it, simply because there are now better Hulk games around!
In anticipation of the latest upcoming Marvel adaption, Ang Lee's 'The Hulk', I decided to give this game a go, hoping to get some sort of taster for what was to come. Having read early reports that said film is bigger on talking than smashing, I was hoping the game would not suffer from a similar ailment. Unfortunately, I cannot stick up for it in this respect. Where the Hulk sections of the game are immense fun, the Bruce Banner sections seem like a bad copy of many much superior games, such as Metal Gear Solid. Comic book games of the past have generally been low in quality, ranging from the slightly boring Spiderman, to the woeful Superman back on the N64. Can Hulk break this trend? To begin with, it is necessary to point out that this game does not, like previous others, follow the plot of the film. More like the so-so Matrix game, it builds on the big screen adaptation. The other key point, if you hadn't already guessed, is that the game is divided into two distinct sections, intertwined with each other, much like Banner's personality. In fact, sorry, the divide IS Banner's personality, with some levels played as the not-so-jolly Green Giant, the others as the Scientist. Therefore, I suppose I should review each section on its merits and downfalls. Banner. He's a Scientist. Have you ever played a genuinely riveting game as a Lab Worker? I thought not. To be fair, though, the Banner levels aren't THAT bad. It's just that they're just not that great either. The whole thing smacks wonderfully of Tomb Raider and Indiana Jones type games. To be honest, I don't like these games, and hence the Banner levels just seem somewhat trite, and definitely not the kind of fare to keep you gaming for hours. What's more, other games have action, whereas the goal with Banner is generally to avoid it, leaving that kind of thing to the Green Man. Phew, even writing about Banner i
s making me bored. Let's move on to the Hulk section of the game. GRR! BANG! SMASH! UG! BANG BANG! SMASH! GRR! That, is about the height of this section, and while it sounds potentially as tedious as the first, it is actually a whole lotta fun. If you've ever seen or read the Hulk, you'll know that the best part is imagining yourself doing all these crazy, wild and destructive acts. If you haven't, i've just told you. It's so good, it's almost like a stress reliever: flick on the PS2, smash a few buildings up, go to bed happy. The additional feature of being able to use practically anything as a weapon also holds a certain value in my little violent heart. That said, it probably will get boring after a while, and I doubt i'll be revisiting the game all that much. Apart from that, I would like to say the game is fine and dandy, spiffing even. Unfortunetly I can't. As with so many other games, Hulk falls short on controls and camera. Now, I know you can say this about anything, but the camera becomes an annoyance, and really hinders progress from time to time. Controls aren't much better, with myself becoming prone to throwing down the controller in aggravation over how a potentially good game can be hampered so badly. AGH! It makes me get so angry even thinking about it. grr....nnnn....aggg... I just hope I can control my temper! I think I can. Anyway, Hulk is game with so much to offer. Potentially. However it takes this potential and smashes it up, much like the Hulkster himself. There are some redeeming factors, but overall, I wouldn't spend this amount of money on an over-priced stress toy. Thanks for reading, and putting up with the endless plays on the Banner/Hulk paradox! Camera + Controls