Wolverine – "The Movie Game That Finally Does Not Suck"

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Well, that’s what one of the Raven developers says anyway, the question is, do we believe him?

X-Men Origins: Wolverine is promising to finally break the curse that has been bestowed on many a movie based game over the last couple of years, the last being The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay.

Just a short while ago, I reviewed Afro Samurai, which was more cartoony in it’s visual style, but also in the same league as Wolverine, gunning for a win with the third person action genre. The strange this is that while it had it’s issues, it was actually a lot of fun to play.

So maybe there is hope for us yet. More after the jump.

So while I want to start nailing Wolverine out of pure habit, I am actually forced to sit back and hold my tongue until it’s released because, hey, maybe the developer isn’t talking a pile of steaming cow excrement, maybe it is good.

I don’t think that it will be raking in videogame awards anytime soon, but maybe it will be a fun and decent game. With Batman also looking pretty good, maybe there is hope that licensed games are actually going to start taking off.

It’s about damn time that movie studios also realised that if their licensed game doesn’t suck, they will pull in loads more money in this constantly evolving world of entertainment. So here is to X-Men Origins: Wolverine, may it not suck the big ones.

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Last Updated: April 3, 2009

Nick De Bruyne

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  • Well… technically it’s not a movie-based game, it’s a comic-based game. So the Raven developer doesn’t really know what he’s talking about 😉

  • ChocolateSalty

    Batman looks more fun! :ninja:

  • well you guys dont have the best rep in games predictions… think wheelman etc…
    I am almost certain that this will suck as do all movie tie ins…

  • Hey hey hey! It’s not “us guys” that make the shoddy predictions, that’s Lazy himself. 😉

  • Just to clear up something that you may or may not know, but the Wolverine game was in fact in development before the movie was even in production.

    @ZombieGamer that’s a gross generalization, there have been plenty of Movie Tie-in’s that have be outstanding take for example The Matrix, Riddick Escape from Butcher Bay, you could even classify Star Wars the Force Unleashed as it’s part of the franchise.

    I know personally that publishing studio’s like Activision are putting more effort into their Movie IP’s such can be seen in the Recent Bond where they incorporated the COD4 Engine, it’s not to say that these games are going to be instantly better but they’re getting there.

    For your general consumer some of these movie, tie-in’s are fantastic because it’s easy to use and fun to play and requirements are not hectic, etc.

  • I would love to refute that…. but I can’t 🙁

  • That’s all well and good, but at the moment, most (not all) of them really suck because they are nothing more than rushed cheap titles designed to capitalise on the fans of the movie.

  • Flameboy

    I will like this, just as I am going to like Wanted:Weapons of Fate.

  • DarkOcean

    You all forget that not all of us are hardcore fans or gamers that have the time to get deeply involved in a game thats high spec, deep with big learning curves. Some parts of teh market are happy with some good quality “simple” hack and slash within a universe we know and understand and enjoy being a part of.

  • janrik

    From played the wanted demo… My order is on the way from Shopto!

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