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Saturday, March 14, 2009

X-Men Origins: Wolverine game trailer Impression

X-Men Origins: Wolverine tells the history of Wolverine and from the looks of the movie trailer it’s much more than just a quick cash in by the studio. The movie looks to surpass the original X-Men movies in every way from the action to the characters introduced. The video game also appears to be on the same path as seen in the trailer below. For a very, very long time movies based on games, comics or other geek salivation properties have always been bad, but Spider-Man began to reverse this trend. Sure the original Batman was great, but Tim Burton ruined the sequel and it was all downhill from there. Spider-Man, X-Men, Iron Man, Batman Begins (Dark Knight) the second Incredible Hulk … these have all been very enjoyable if not great movies and their gaming counterparts have been fairly good also. Of this group only Spider-Man was a top tier game but Spidey will have company soon is Activision gets Origins rights.

From the trailer below gamers will be taken through Wolverines enhancements at the hands of the government, travel and fight in jungle settings and faceoff with Sabretooth. The graphics look as excellent as would be expected from the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and PC while the action sequences are ripped right from the movie with Logan flying through the air at opponents, choppers, having cinematic angles as a truck flies over him … no leveling up here it seems. There is one spin move Wolverine unleashes but otherwise the fights look like a bar room brawl. Voice work is on par with the movie, ditto for story from what can be seen. Only seeing Sabretooth in the trailer and a bunch of cookie cutter grunts leaves a nagging feeling that the game won’t have everyone in it, but heck, it’s the first trailer.

Activision has a very promising looking game on their hands with X-Men Origins: Wolverine as if they can nail the controls the action and story seem to be set for Logan to join Peter Parker as the star of a great movie based game based on a comic … which it seems only someone named Uwe can butcher properly.


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