Iron Man 2 - Xbox 360 Standard Edition
- From Tony Stark's base of operations, direct R&D efforts and prepare for your selected mission by building and customizing your suit and weaponry
- Accomplish super heroic deeds and battle epic villains as large as skyscrapers while in the maelstrom of a global crisis
- Feel the impact of Iron Man?s weaponry. Blow holes through walls and bring down huge enemy structures and vehicles.
- A unique story crafted by renowned MARVEL comic writer Matt Fraction brings you into Tony Stark's world with new locations, scenarios and villains.
- Platform: Xbox 360
- ESRB Rating: Teen
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
Customers Who Viewed This Item Also Viewed
Platform for Display: Xbox 360
Amazon.ca Product Description
Suit up and take to the skies again. This brand-new story thrusts you deep into the Iron Man comic world adding to the excitement of the upcoming Iron Man 2 movie. Battle epic enemies, like the classic Iron Man villain Crimson Dynamo, only featured in the game. In this original story penned exclusively for the game by renowned Iron Man comic writer Matt Fraction, billionaire playboy and tech genius Tony Stark gifts the world with new technology in order to make it a better place. His philanthropic nature isn’t enough to keep the enemies away as they have devious designs on the technology. In the end, the fate of the world will be left in Iron Man’s powerful hands and he must battle to save the world from destruction.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
Most Helpful Customer Reviews on Amazon.com (beta)
Well, to be gentle, no. I hate using the term "crap" as an adjective, but it is the cleanest and least offensive phrase I can use to describe the quality of this terrible movie tie-in. Now, it's not the like usual movie tie-in where they were handicapped by the storyline of the movie. The game doesn't really have much to do with the movie, outside of the fact that Iron Man and War Machine exist. It's an original story of Stark Industries-related hijinks and shenanigans.
It's also really, really bad. I think this game actually looks WORSE than Iron Man 1, which did not set any new standards in the world of attractive-looking visuals in a game. Iron Man and War Machine look decent enough, but everything else looks like it was done on a PS2. and I loathe to use that term out of concern of insulting the venerable PS2.
I can handle poor visuals (I didn't utterly loathe Two Worlds, which looked like a microwaved turd), but when you add in the joys of a really bad camera, you hit a new apex of terrible. While, logically, not being able to see all of an ugly world SEEMS like a God send, it is very much not one. You are asked to attack targets on enemies, and the hardest part is not targeting the things (that is actually fairly easy), but actually FINDING the stupid things is a headache. You have to find small targets on a massive enemy and you get blasted to next week while trying to figure out if the target is on top, beneath, or somewhere in the middle. On occasion, I am fairly certain that the targets are actually over in Borderlands, which also doubles as a, you know, really good game.
I will give them credit in saying that the controls are better than the original. That is, to give you a professional heads up, a bit of "damning with faint praise". The controls are better than the unplayable original, but few games were much worse than the original in that regard. Floating/hovering is easy. One button goes up, one goes down, left trigger auto targets missiles and right trigger fires the guns. It is when you MOVE while flying that issues commence. You can tap the left button twice to fly and, allegedly, when you pull back on the left stick, you are supposed to stop. I might have missed the addendum of "...about half of the time", but that is basically what happens.
Difficulty in missions also has bizarre fluctuations. It is OK for a while, then the game rapes you. You almost have to GRIND to actually get enough money to get good enough weapons to finish the level, and I got sick of grinding about 4 console generations ago. I quit playing because I found a mission irritating and don't like the game nearly enough to go back and get enough money to really pimp out my weaponry.
I likely view this game as being WORSE than the original because, in defense of the original, it didn't have itself to serve as an example of what not to do. This sequel does and it still hits most of the negatives. It is better, but it is still terrible and I'm wondering if Iron Man is as impossible to make a compelling game about as Superman (I'd have named Aquaman here, but Iron Man isn't lame, so there). I don't want to call it the worst game of the year, but I will say it is one strong candidate for that award.
The objectives can be difficult to meet, especially when progress isn't clear, and there is no reliable way to know just where you're in danger (the object you're protecting it getting hit? By what? Is it above or below you? And how far away is it?). The minimap is little of little to no use in an all out firefight.
The art direction is a bit off - the actors have clearly not given permission for their actual images to be used in the game, so they're all lightly distorted in an off-putting manner. If you're expecting the in-game characters to look exactly like their movie counterparts, you'll be quite disappointed.
All that said, for $20 or less, how much are you expecting? If you're a fan of Iron Man or trying to pick up quick achievements, this game isn't a bad way to meet either want. You can play as Iron Man from any number of suit eras, upgrade weaponry and skills to empower yourself, and play as a comic book superhero in one of the better comic book super hero video games out now for around as much as you paid to see the original movie in the theater.