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Reviewed: X-Men Origins:Wolverine
Producer:Activision
Required System: Xbox360, PS3, PC
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: May 18th, 2009

 

The last time Activision pushed out a Wolverine title, it was the oddly ill-fated X2:Wolverine's Revenge. That game featured some oddly scripted bosses, and a Tenchu-alike "stealth" kill system, combined with some pretty poor control mechanics and level design. The result was unfulfilling and, sadly, not much to work with.

This time around, Raven Software have been given a dual mission: to craft a game which both slavishly follows the movie and which, well, takes the "18+" rating from the ESRB and milks it for all it's worth. In both missions, they succeed beautifully. Unfortunately for the game's enjoyability, the former is an albatross around their collective programming necks.

Let's put it in terms Logan himself would use. Origins:Wolverine is quite probably the best at what it does, and what it does is let Wolverine run around some not-quite-imaginatively constructed storyline and levels making a bloody mess out of any enemy that happens to pop up.


Added:  Monday, May 18, 2009
Reviewer:  Mike Ahlf
Score:
Page: 1/3

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