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Fantastic 4 - Rise of the Silver Surfer (PS3)

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Manufacturer: Take 2 interactive / Genre: Action / ESRB Descriptor: Fantasy Violence / Max. Number Of Players: 4 / Release Date: 2007

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      29.01.2010 19:23
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      Dont touch this game with a barge-pole. One out of Ten!

      Well I had high expectation for this PS3 title, and was ultimately left feeling robbed of my time and money. The game itself is a monotonous and repetitive lurch from opening switches and defeating pointless enemies with frankly, a limited amount of attacks. This is a very shallow gameplay, that is laughable for a PS3 title. I hope you will agree and avoid wasting your money!
      You get to control all of the Fantastic Four however, which helps add a bit of variety to the lacklustre gameplay although the attacks and AI leave some to be desired. You can be Mr. Fantastic, the Invisible Woman, the Homan Torch and the Thing.

      The GOOD Points:

      Price - very cheap hence the purchase yet still does not justify the poor quality of the game

      In-game movies/Cut-scenes- these help to keep you awake, and would just about keep this game alive if it wasn't for the fact that this is less of a game for people to enjoy, than it is for another person to line their pockets from your child's misfortune in trusting a well known brand. Really disappointing (I usually avoid putting negative points in what should be 'good points' - but this is a shocking game so I think I have a good enough case for doing so this time!)

      The BAD Points:

      Gameplay - This is very frustrating with awkward camera angles, taking the sight away from the action and fighting - leaving you fighting blind. The game consists of fighting poor AI as well as deciphering one room to another as they are all designed the same - leaving you wondering whether you are going backwards or forwards - confusing.

      Story Mode - this is frankly appalling and the mission objectives are near-on pointless. Even a fan of the comics will be utterly disappointed with its lack of depth - just another cash cow game for corporate giants.

      Graphics - A let down here and does not live up to PS3 graphics at all. The graphics are reminiscent of a PS2 title and really cant be accepted with a next-gen console.

      Sound - no cast members lend their voices, you are left with alternative backing voices which frankly does not lend itself to the movie at all.

      Characters - do not get to be the silver surfer and the attacks are limited and poorly executed. You get no feeling of doing the attacks and are left feeling detached from your favourite super heroes.

      Multiplayer - probably the BIGGEST letdown with camera angles leaving your team mates behind and lost. The gameplay is confusing and hard to co-ordinate. This is truly a dismal attempt.

      OVERALL: One to avoid for even the hardcore F4 fan - you will be ashamed of this addition to the franchise. The only upside is the price, although you would save more money avoiding this title altogether.


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  • Product Details

    The Fantastic Four return with this third-person action video game featuring Marvel Comics'' legendary super-powered foursome. The game is based on both the comic book series as well as Twentieth Century Fox/Marvel Entertainment''s movie sequel.

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