The Thing, Invisible
Woman, Human Torch and Mister Fantastic are here to represent in the
best F4 game to date that is faithful to both the movie (recently
released on DVD) and the comic book.
Fans of the series should be stoked with how good the
game looks and general gamers will be pleased at how easy it is to just
get into the title and fight the good fight. The storyline and the way
that the game has been developed allows for accurate use of character
abilities and the interpretation of them is very faithful to the overall
You will mainly be on a mission to fight your way
through wave after wave of thugs, for some this experience will be
repetitive, however you can always come up with better ways to get the
One of the main sticking points for me with this
title was the awkward control system. During the fighting when you need
to really know where you are and what you are doing, the camera asserts
itself and you are left a bit in limbo. The controls themselves are
imprecise and adversely affect some gameplay. This will get annoying
along the course of the game. So even though the learning curve is
barely non existent, you never really get the feeling that you are in
Swapping between the characters is another cool bit
of the game so you can really take advantage of a particular heroís
powers to get the best result out of an encounter. This is assigned to
the D pad and easy to do. There are also issues with characters clipping
through objects and a pretty non interactive environment.
This is not a bad movie to game conversion,
itís simply not a good one. Better than average but really, there needs
to be a bit more playtesting for the next one.
Give it a rent, then buy if you like.