A lot of surprisingly good stuff coming from the comic book franchise these days.
PLAY BOTH SIDES as Ultimate Spider-Man allows players to take on the role of super hero Spider-Man AND super villain Venom in an original storyline that picks up right where the comic book left off! Ultimate Spider-Man is penned and illustrated by famed comic book creators Brian Michael Bendis and Mark Bagley. Dive into an immersive adventure as you experience a living comic-book illustrated with 3D Comic Inking Technology that literally brings the comic to life in every action-packed frame. The game’s expanded, free-roaming environments deliver a deep adventure with a variety of challenging missions, diverse game play and an improved combat system that allows players to face off against the largest number of characters from the Spider-Man universe ever assembled in one video game. The ship date and retail price have not been confirmed and therefore are subject to change. If the retail price is decreased you will receive the lower price. Gameranking: 83%
Perhaps the best thing about the game is that it is genuinely fun to play and explore, if perhaps a little annoying at times with the chase and race venues. Another positive thing is that they’ve dropped the ball and chain of movie franchising and made a game that stands on its own. Also, the “3D Comic Inking Technology”, or cell shading in non-neologisms, gives the game the right kind of atmosphere.
To defeat the greatest evil, the X-Men will join their greatest enemy. X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse – sequel to the best-selling X-Men game ever-introduces the epic storyline of an uneasy alliance between the X-Men and the hated Brotherhood in a fight to reclaim Earth from Apocalypse’s grasp. Impressive gameplay enhancements include more than double the superpowers and customization capabilities, the debut of several new playable characters, over 100 diverse types of enemies, and a breathtaking range of exotic and real-world environments — from the Madri Temple to Egypt. For fans loyal or new, X-Men Legends II: Rise of Apocalypse delivers a bigger, deeper and more epic action/RPG experience. Gameranking: 86%
Too bad they didn’t make The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction for the PC platform though.
At least for me, these three games shows what you can accomplish with genuine creativity as opposed to the usual piggybacking of cinematic features that usually turns out like crap. Could this perhaps be a new trend in this section of the gaming industry?