I recently watched some pretty good movies and i couldn't help thinking why movie based games are without a doubt a complete waste of time. Take the Iron Man movie that came out a couple of years ago or pretty much any of the superhero movies like Spider-Man, Incredible Hulk, Batman, and Superman Returns, which were are great movies in my opinion, but the games were a big let down.
As a superhero fan I always cant wait for those type of movies to come out. Even though I know the game will be garbage I still rent them just in case the game designers finally did something right. Usually the story line of the game barely follows that of the movie, which I have no idea why they feel compelled to change or add things to a already great story. just the story isn't always a deal breaker for me, part of it is based on the controls. If the controls are too simple or the fighting technique is lame, i immediately trade the game in for something else.
All movie games are not complete garbage though, Xmen Origins-Wolverine is by far the best movie based game that has come out. The story line has a few extras in it but I think it adds to the story line. the difference between this game and the others that came before it, is that the game designers did a fantastic job on incorporating the extras into the main missions. instead of just throwing in random robots to blow up, the extras seem to make sense. unlike many of the other movie based games this game is not meant for kids. There is a lot of gore so it stays true to the Wolverine character. This game is incredible if anyone hasnt played it they need to.
8 years ago