The Short Version: Wolverine: Origins the Game in some ways surpasses the quality of the movie its based on – still, that’s not saying very much. You’ll find yourself rolling your eyes and even hating some sections, but seconds before you’ve had enough – it will throw something undeniably cool your way, stringing you along just enough until its over.
The Summer blockbuster movie season kicked off with Wolverine: Origins – My Movie Review Here. So naturally the executives in charge will be trying to cash in on each with a Movie Tie-in Game. However, in almost every single interview article i’ve read the game developers scream that they are doing things differently this time – that we no longer have to fear movie games, as we have in the past. Were they Right? Or were they just blowing steam up our asses? We’ve already seen that one group lied their ass off about Terminator: Salvation The Game, but how does Wolverine Fair?
The Video Review:
What I Liked
• THIS is the True Wolverine! Instead of just pushing a guy back as in older games, the claws here actually do what they are supposed to – shred the guys into pieces, limb by limb. BRUTAL.
• The Level where you get to fight the Sentinel, first in pieces, then second as a fully assembled 50 ft tall machine, and finally in Mid-air as both of you come crashing down towards the Earth. This part alone is worth the Rental.
• Leaping from one enemy to the next never gets old.
What I Hated
• What does get old is the sheer AMOUNT of Repetitive Enemies, Just DIE already!
• Recycled Bosses? Come on! By the 3rd time the recycled that damn Lava Guy I wanted to grow claws from my hands so that I could gouge out my own eyes. WHY!
• Wasn’t it kinda Pointless to Level Wolverine Up? I never bothered.
When its not repetitive or throwing the same bosses at you over and over, the game can be alot of fun. Overall you’d have to go with slightly above average – This is the best Wolverine Experience out there and some sections of the game stand-out like the Sentiel Fight. Unfortunately there’s nothing really new here and next to no re-playability, ultimately you wont be able to justify the Full Price. Look for the game when it drops to $40 or less, and definitely give it a Rental.