Product Type: Sega PS3 games
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Dodgy film adaptation...
Iron Man (PS3)
Member Name: shaneo632
Iron Man (PS3)
Advantages: Some graphics
Disadvantages: Everything else
The Iron Man film was great, and a breath of fresh air, but the game is in most ways the total opposite. It is yet another casualty of the constant stream of shoddy film adaptations in the video game world, where too much money has been spent on the license and not enough on the actual DEVELOPMENT.
This is a very annoying game to play. You're almost perennially attacked by the enemy, almost making the game TOO intense to the point of extreme irritating, where you have no down-time to strategise or figure out how to advance. Furthermore, each mission is exactly the same as the one before it: you fly around, blow stuff up, and rinse and repeat. Given how fun it should have been to play Iron Man aka Tony Stark, it's quite disappointing, although given the reputation of film adaptations, it isn't too surprising.
Visually, the game isn't that bad: Iron Man is in fact quite well rendered, and the environments, although very samey, are also well done. The cut-scenes are also appropriately cinematic and just about manage to get the feel of the film down, although when you're not flying and are actually walking around a terrain, the game doesn't look so good.
I doubt you'll be playing this game much once you've beaten the main campaign mode, because while it does offer some extra missions and unlockables, there's just no motivation to do so when it's such a lazily-concieved game. Once was enough for me, for it is a game that is essentially anti-fun, wanting to pound the player into submission with its irritating level of difficulty. This one is strictly for fans, and even then not really.
Summary: Another victim to film adaptation syndrome...