Thor: God of Thunder Review

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Thor: God of Thunder Review

Can't touch this ... no, really, don't touch it.

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Concerning Marvel UA 1&2 at the end...I recommend UA1 if you want a bit of a hack n slash RPG. UA2 is more of a straightforward beat em up, with less skills and equipment. I also recommend both in general.

A movie license game is bad. Is anyone surprised by this? My question is, who keeps buying these games? I mean, obviously they're profitable enough because they keep producing them.

Wuggy:
A movie license game is bad. Is anyone surprised by this? My question is, who keeps buying these games? I mean, obviously they're profitable enough because they keep producing them.

I would say parents since its only parents of kids who like these characters that I have ever seen buy these type of games.

I personally will rent it just for laughs someday.

Onyx Oblivion:
Concerning Marvel UA 1&2 at the end...I recommend UA1 if you want a bit of a hack n slash RPG. UA2 is more of a straightforward beat em up, with less skills and equipment. I also recommend both in general.

Yeah, I liked the first one MUCH better than the second one. The sequel got rid of the RPG stuff I liked so much the first time around.

Also, no Dr. Strange? Screw that.

Wuggy:
A movie license game is bad. Is anyone surprised by this? My question is, who keeps buying these games? I mean, obviously they're profitable enough because they keep producing them.

Well, considering they only cost $20 to make and they release them for every single platform known to man, they probably don't have to sell very many to make a profit

Sega is to video games what Uwe Bol is to movies...

Vigilantis:

Wuggy:
A movie license game is bad. Is anyone surprised by this? My question is, who keeps buying these games? I mean, obviously they're profitable enough because they keep producing them.

I would say parents since its only parents of kids who like these characters that I have ever seen buy these type of games.

It's either that or a bragging rights thing. The producers want to have a video game to go with the movie because it's an action movie made from a comic book and that's what you're supposed to do.

Fr]anc[is:

Well, considering they only cost $20 to make and they release them for every single platform known to man, they probably don't have to sell very many to make a profit

Also this.

They really should stop though, this kind of mindless crap can only hurt the industry.

Fr]anc[is:

Wuggy:
A movie license game is bad. Is anyone surprised by this? My question is, who keeps buying these games? I mean, obviously they're profitable enough because they keep producing them.

Well, considering they only cost $20 to make and they release them for every single platform known to man, they probably don't have to sell very many to make a profit

Yeah I guess that makes sense. It's like what The Asylum does, if you don't know what that is, look it up. They make mock-ups of popular movie titles with low budget to make people accidentally buy their movie instead. Their mock up of Transformers 2 was actually better than the original though.

You know this game is bad if someone recommends you to buy Marvel Ultimate Alliance 2, and from what I heard, that game has glitches.

Also I like to add that it's better to buy the first Ultimate Alliance since you have a choice to play as other Marvel heroes, including Iron Man from Iron Man 2: The Game.

I really wish at least one licensed game would be good. Not just fine, but good.

You just can't expect any quality from rushed games like this, but, eh, if you had fun with *some* of what was in Thor: The Cash-In, it sounds like a good buy once it hits the bargain rack.

What were the other gems?

Wuggy:

Fr]anc[is:

Wuggy:
A movie license game is bad. Is anyone surprised by this? My question is, who keeps buying these games? I mean, obviously they're profitable enough because they keep producing them.

Well, considering they only cost $20 to make and they release them for every single platform known to man, they probably don't have to sell very many to make a profit

Yeah I guess that makes sense. It's like what The Asylum does, if you don't know what that is, look it up. They make mock-ups of popular movie titles with low budget to make people accidentally buy their movie instead. Their mock up of Transformers 2 was actually better than the original though.

Speaking of the Asylum...which is worse, Thor: God of Thunder video game or Almighty Thor the mockbuster from the Asylum?

Twilight.falls:
I really wish at least one licensed game would be good. Not just fine, but good.

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Oh did you mean a movie tie in game?

Canid117:

Twilight.falls:
I really wish at least one licensed game would be good. Not just fine, but good.

image
Oh did you mean a movie tie in game?

Yes, movie tie ins. I suppose I should have been more specific.

I dunno it actually looked fun when you have mc hammer playing in the background

Fursnake:
Sega is to video games what Uwe Bol is to movies...

Sega has made good games......I wouldn't use a movie tie in game as an example of any companies skill in video game making.

Excellent review, despite (or because of? ;D) the painful Hammer jokes.

It's kind of a shame that the tie-in for Thor was typical movie tie-in fare - although I have actually played enjoyable movie tie-in games before, their reputation is by and large very well-deserved. For whatever faults Thor had as a movie, I thought its aesthetic and sheer ludicrous premise would have been particularly well-suited for an over-the-top, no-holds-barred, at-least-decently-enjoyable videogame.

Nearly 30 years after the terribad movie tie-in game, we're only just now getting amazing license titles like the aforemention Arkham Asylum. Maybe in another 30 years we'll have good movie tie-ins, eh?

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Swifteye:

Fursnake:
Sega is to video games what Uwe Bol is to movies...

Sega has made good games......I wouldn't use a movie tie in game as an example of any companies skill in video game making.

Plus, Sega did not develop the game, they only published it. Liquid Entertainment did the Xbox 360 and PS3 versions, with Red Fly and WayForward Technologies picking up the Wii and DS versions respectively. You can blame those companies for a bad game - all Sega did was basically say, "yes, we would like free money."

Canid117:

Twilight.falls:
I really wish at least one licensed game would be good. Not just fine, but good.

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Oh did you mean a movie tie in game?

Technically this is not a movie tie in game. It's based mostly on the comic book world/mythos, but in general on the entire Batman "universe".

Really, if you look at them, the Arkham Asylum Batman isn't even modeled on any of the movie versions:
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I mean, yeah, there's similarities because it's, y'know, BATMAN, but the game is NOT based solely on the movies, and doesn't really qualify, in my opinion, as a movie tie in. I suppose your mileage may vary, based on your own opinions.

gosh darned double post glitch.

Zom-B:

Canid117:

Twilight.falls:
I really wish at least one licensed game would be good. Not just fine, but good.

image
Oh did you mean a movie tie in game?

Technically this is not a movie tie in game. It's based mostly on the comic book world/mythos, but in general on the entire Batman "universe".

Really, if you look at them, the Arkham Asylum Batman isn't even modeled on any of the movie versions:
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I mean, yeah, there's similarities because it's, y'know, BATMAN, but the game is NOT based solely on the movies, and doesn't really qualify, in my opinion, as a movie tie in. I suppose your mileage may vary, based on your own opinions.

I didn't say it was a movie tie in. That is why that post says "OH did you mean a movie tie in?" at the end.

Twilight.falls:
Yes, movie tie ins. I suppose I should have been more specific.

PopcornAvenger:
What were the other gems?

Of fairly recent titles that come to mind: Chronicles of Riddick, X-Men Origins: Wolverine, Lord of The Rings: Twin Towers and Spider-man 2 were all pretty decent or at least well above the average for these kind of games. Certainly Goldeneye is the game that every movie tie-in game wishes it could be, but that one actually falls out of bounds a bit by not being developed concurrent with the film. The film came out in 95 and the game in 97.

Canid117:

Twilight.falls:
I really wish at least one licensed game would be good. Not just fine, but good.

image
Oh did you mean a movie tie in game?

To be fair, that game was made by fans for fans. It was an act of love. And that's love of the source material, not love of money. This game was clearly nothing but a money grab.

I don't know why people are surprised that movie tie-ins are always bad. They don't have enough time to make the game properly. It's like being asked to build a fighter jet in a hour. You're not getting anything good.

Though I have gone through many stilted experiences with movie tie-in games (early in my gaming life, thank goodness), I've always wondered if any gems exist in this ill-fated sub-category of games.

As far as movie tie-in games go, for example, I've always loved the Aladdin games for the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis - both came out at the same time, but were entirely different games made by different developers. Am I blinded by the fact that Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies or were they actually good games? I'm not even entirely sure, but hell, every now and then I'll go back and play them and to my satisfaction, they remain still fun as ever. Oh well. *shrug*

Oh and I also liked Goof Troop a lot for the SNES too, although technically not a movie tie-in game per se, I feel it's sort of in the same category, no?

nerfando:
Though I have gone through many stilted experiences with movie tie-in games (early in my gaming life, thank goodness), I've always wondered if any gems exist in this ill-fated sub-category of games.

As far as movie tie-in games go, for example, I've always loved the Aladdin games for the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis - both came out at the same time, but were entirely different games made by different developers. Am I blinded by the fact that Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies or were they actually good games? I'm not even entirely sure, but hell, every now and then I'll go back and play them and to my satisfaction, they remain still fun as ever. Oh well. *shrug*

Oh and I also liked Goof Troop a lot for the SNES too, although technically not a movie tie-in game per se, I feel it's sort of in the same category, no?

no i liked aladdin alot too :). i've only played the sega version though, but i was very young when i played it so who knows maybe it is bad.

and i can think of a decent movie tie-in game. wasn't spider man 2 on the ps2 based off the movie? the one where you can free roam and had upgrading like prototype. my memories fuzzy but i remember loving that and im pretty sure its based off the movie.

SergeantAnt:

nerfando:
Though I have gone through many stilted experiences with movie tie-in games (early in my gaming life, thank goodness), I've always wondered if any gems exist in this ill-fated sub-category of games.

As far as movie tie-in games go, for example, I've always loved the Aladdin games for the Super Nintendo and the Sega Genesis - both came out at the same time, but were entirely different games made by different developers. Am I blinded by the fact that Aladdin is one of my favorite Disney movies or were they actually good games? I'm not even entirely sure, but hell, every now and then I'll go back and play them and to my satisfaction, they remain still fun as ever. Oh well. *shrug*

Oh and I also liked Goof Troop a lot for the SNES too, although technically not a movie tie-in game per se, I feel it's sort of in the same category, no?

no i liked aladdin alot too :). i've only played the sega version though, but i was very young when i played it so who knows maybe it is bad.

and i can think of a decent movie tie-in game. wasn't spider man 2 on the ps2 based off the movie? the one where you can free roam and had upgrading like prototype. my memories fuzzy but i remember loving that and im pretty sure its based off the movie.

Recent played and everything, both the SNES and Genesis versions of Aladdin are actually solid and fun. For more "tie-ins", since Goof Troop (don't agree buuuut...) counts are the Mickey Mouse Magical Quest games for SNES, Tiny Toon Adventures both NES and SNES, and some will go to bat for Lion King (don't agree buuuut...).

I guess the complexity of a "good game" now, without costing too much and reaching deadlines while sticking to a level of the movie's script is what kills the chance of having a good true tie-in movie game. Last best example I can think of is the Matrix. Note: Best, not necessarily good. ;)

Wasn't going to buy it anyway.

LOL, he even sounds bored.

J.J:

SergeantAnt:

nerfando:
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*post*

Recent played and everything, both the SNES and Genesis versions of Aladdin are actually solid and fun. For more "tie-ins", since Goof Troop (don't agree buuuut...) counts are the Mickey Mouse Magical Quest games for SNES, Tiny Toon Adventures both NES and SNES, and some will go to bat for Lion King (don't agree buuuut...).

I guess the complexity of a "good game" now, without costing too much and reaching deadlines while sticking to a level of the movie's script is what kills the chance of having a good true tie-in movie game. Last best example I can think of is the Matrix. Note: Best, not necessarily good. ;)

Dude Mickey's Magical Quest, hell yes. Capcom was really on the ball with the Disney licenses back in the day. And I have very fond memories of the Tiny Toons for SNES, I think it was Buster Busts Loose developed by Konami. I remember specifically the football level vs. Perfecto. Man, good times.

I don't have ill-memories of the Lion King game. I remember it being fun, but in terms of replayability (even for nostalgia), I think I've replayed more of the others for sure.

Twilight.falls:
I really wish at least one licensed game would be good. Not just fine, but good.

I quite enjoyed Spider Man 2.
It wasn't great, but it was good.

nerfando:

J.J:

SergeantAnt:

*post*

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Dude Mickey's Magical Quest, hell yes. Capcom was really on the ball with the Disney licenses back in the day. And I have very fond memories of the Tiny Toons for SNES, I think it was Buster Busts Loose developed by Konami. I remember specifically the football level vs. Perfecto. Man, good times.

I don't have ill-memories of the Lion King game. I remember it being fun, but in terms of replayability (even for nostalgia), I think I've replayed more of the others for sure.

I dunno man. Me and Lion King could never get along. Although, to be fair, I haven't played that one recently. I just remember the 16-bit "I Can't Wait To Be King" repeating as I lost my lives like my car keys. One day, I'll try it again.

But hell yeah to everything else! And yeah, it was Buster Busts Loose. Football level was hype, I don't even know why.

A little more back on topic-ish: I remember my friend actually telling me the Chronicles of Riddick games were good. I think those are movie tie-ins (at least the first one) and at a quick Google glance, they seem to have 4+ star reviews.

Nicely done, Justin! Hammer time is upon us.

This review was clearly done just as an excuse to play that song at the end.
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I approve.

Fursnake:
Sega is to video games what Uwe Bol is to movies...

And the Sonic Fandom is to video games what the Twilight Fandom is to novels...fucking psychotic.

So yeah, no argument on your point my friend.

PopcornAvenger:
You just can't expect any quality from rushed games like this, but, eh, if you had fun with *some* of what was in Thor: The Cash-In, it sounds like a good buy once it hits the bargain rack.

What were the other gems?

I had fun with Tron: Evolution, if that counts.

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