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Captain America Super Soldier 3DS
Captain America Super Soldier 3DS Review.
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SUPER SOLDIER had potential to be a great game but with the repetitive nature of the gameplay and the reliance on the shield in combat, it does loose some points for this.
Captain America Super Soldier
SEGA's latest super hero game, CAPTAIN
AMERICA: SUPER SOLDIER allows gamers to play the role of the red,
white and blue hero "Captain America" as he takes on the nefarious
Red Skull and his off-shoot of Nazis. It's a classic third person
action game but with the inclusion of 3D. With that said, the 3D and
special effects of this game actually looks rather impressive.
Loosely based on the recent
movie starring Chris Evans as Steve Rogers (aka Captain America), this
third person action adventure is reminiscent of SEGA's previous
superhero game, THOR: GOD OF THUNDER that contains similar
gameplay but opposed to the mighty hammer of Thor called Mjölnir, gamers now have
the mighty shield of Captain America to throw at your enemies. Like
the hammer, it is used for puzzles and defence, especially when the
bullets are flying through the air.
Given that, the story requires you to
defeat a plethora of enemies with set objects to complete per level
in order to stop Hydra from enslaving the world. It's full of cliché
and probably a little too much American patriotism but this is what
Captain America is all about so suit up and get your shield ready as
you are thrown back into World War II with glorious 3D graphics.
The game follows the standard archetype for third person action
games that sees the player fighting a never ending hoard of enemies
with the occasional boss battle thrown into good measures as you
walk, run and jump around the screen. There are some on the rails
moments and needless to say, lots of jumping around.
When the enemies do come at
you, Captain America needs to get ready because sometimes you can
become inundated with the enemies and you need to rely on your
shield to save the day. Nothing is more fun than bashing your
enemies with the shield or my favourite move in the game, the super
punches. Power-ups are also available as you progress but just be
warned, your fingers might get a little tired.
Unfortunately the game is a button
smasher as punch and throw your shield around to dispatch foes
and solve puzzles. Add in some more melee attacks and jumping
attacks and that's the general theme of the gameplay. There is some diversity with the
for the majority, you'll be spending most of time using your shield
as it is the most efficient way of killing your enemies, especially
from long distance.
Apart from fighting, some levels require you in classic Tom Clancy
fashion to use stealth and guile. These were probably my favourite
bits in the game as the spawning of enemies out of mid air did
become a little too repetitive.
However when you engage in your
stealth, the game not only gave the gamer a breather but it did
requires some strategy as you snuck up behind your Hydra enemies to
As mentioned there are some rail levels which has the Captain
running at high speeds and the goal of the player is to control his
jumps which is reminiscent of classic arcade games. There are some
flying fox moments as well which does help break up the gameplay.
All in all, Captain America: Super
Soldier is an old school game with a modern wrapper that works on
most levels (e.g. stealth and combat) but fails on others
Graphically, the game looks good on the 3DS with some well designed
environments and characters. The game looks how a Captain America
game should and fortunately plays like a super hero game should
because you really get a sense of power when you play Steve Rogers.
There are also some cool in-game movies and some fun special effects
like your shield throwing and your power-ups.
3D works well, except for the areas that
require lots of button smashing as you need to readjust your eyes
and sometimes the camera angles do get in the way of achieving
certain objects. The voice acting is good in the title as are the
sound effects and the musical score which goes well with the
CAPTAIN AMERICA: SUPER SOLDIER had potential to be a great game but
with the repetitive nature of the gameplay and the reliance on the
shield in combat, it does loose some points for this. Unfortunately this
is one of those games that has been touched by the movie curse which
is a shame as the movie was actually quite interesting. But if you
enjoyed the movie, you should get a kick out of this and considering
the lack of 3DS content, you might want to rent before