Almost 20 years after the original movie Tron was released, Tron 2.0 finally arrives on the PC that is a cross between first person shooter meets adventure game, and unlike movie sequels, Tron 2.0 is a PC exclusive. The story takes place twenty years after the movie where Alan Bradley (played by Bruce Boxleitner), the creator of the original Tron program has vanished without a trace.
Although the suspects point to the real world of mankind, it appears that he was once again taken by the programs that he created. Searching for his fathers whereabouts, Alan Bradley's son Jet, is also drawn into the cyberspace of Tron, that takes the gamer into a fully 3D world that is unlike any game that they shall ever encounter.
As gamers take control of Jet, they soon discover the insidious happenings of cyberspace that not only threatens cyberspace itself but also the very existence of all information worldwide that could see a humanitarian catastrophe.
As with all EA games, the installation of Tron 2.0 was flawless and simply self-installed when the CD was inserted into the CDROM drive. The installation, depending on your current computer specifications takes around 5 minutes to install this two disc game.
Once the game was installed, I was then ready to step into the world of Tron that not only brought back fond childhood memories but also gave me one of the most original games that I have played all year. The game starts with a heated conversation between Alan Bradley and his son Jet and as to why he doesn't rethink his programming future. Alan wants his son to work for his programming company but the 20-something computer slacker Jet, only wants to program computer games.
All the cinematics of Tron 2.0 use the ingame engine, that is a modified engine of the gorgeous Monolith engine that has never looked better. These cinematics are littered throughout the game and help progress the storyline nicely. Although the game contains the highly talented actor Bruce Boxleitner (Babylon 5 and Tron), it also stars the voice of sexy Rebecca Romijn-Stamos (recently seen in X-Men 2) who acts as a guide for Jet.
The gaming world of Tron 2.0 reminds me of a cross between the Matrix meets Linux that is an extremely highly popular and free operating system because as you run around the world of Tron, you actually see things like TCP protocols, scripts, e-mails and just about anything that is remotely connected to computers and the internet.