Bad Reviews Could Prevent X-Men 3 Game From Sharing in Film's Success

Posted on May 30, 2006

X-Men: The Last Stand made box office history (including $44 million in one day) but what about the video game? The video game actually launched before the movie and it could have benefited from the buzz created by the blockbuster film. Unfortunately, there are a lot of reviews out there that give the game only poor to mediocre reviews.

That's a shame because with the huge box office score the game had a real chance to be a hit as well. The game is called X-Men: The Official Game and the storyline actually takes place between the two films: X-Men 2 and X-Men 3: The Last Stand.

GameZone gave the PS-2 version of the game ony a 5.6 and was unhappy with how the Wolverine character performed.
Wolverine has been in virtually every X-Men title ever developed. Even so, the developers have failed to make Logan's badass-combat style come through in the game. Iceman will mainly be used during race 'n chase levels where Bobby is constantly in motion dodging hazards and using his powers for ranged combat (the levels are time-restricted, which plain sucks). Nightcrawler presents the most gameplay appeal. It is easy to control his teleport powers and comes in handy when evading groups of enemies.

But GameZone >really liked the Xbox version.

GameSpot was especially harsh. They said the game is "officially a lame action-game cash-in" on the film. Joystiq says the bargain bins will be full of copies of X-Men: The Official Game.

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