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  • Summary: Fantastic Four game players are be able to harness the Marvel Super Heroes' unique and amazing powers through a compelling single-player or two-player co-operative team based gameplay experience. Authored by Zak Penn, who co-wrote the story for "X2," the game follows the Fantastic Four film's storyline and expands the adventures by letting players stretch, control fire and use invisibility and brute force to defeat evil Super Villains in new environments and familiar comic book locales. Challenged to master the individual powers of each Super Hero and combine them to level even more devastating attacks, players must battle some of Marvel's most notorious Super Villains, including, the ultimate evil - Doctor Doom -- to save the human race from disaster. [Activision] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 27
  2. Negative: 0 out of 27
  1. Fantastic 4 offers four characters, a repertoire of moves, and compelling level design that culminate in an engaging game. The production values are good, thanks in no small part to the authentic voice acting. The bonuses are a cool addition to the game as well.
  2. While the action is fast and frantic at first, it quickly becomes a bit too repetitive for its own good. With the camera issues and too much of the game played solo, Fantastic Four is a solid effort, but it comes short in the execution.
  3. It's not polished enough to join its high-quality brethren in the superhero game hall of fame-- but even amidst a plague of poor design blunders and bland production values, it succeeds at offering some mindless controller wrangling in spite of itself.
  4. It’s really the co-op mode that saves the game from utter mediocrity. Nevertheless, the abject blandness of pretty much every other facet of the game holds it back from being decent enough to purchase.
  5. Frustrating controls and fighting engine, and really lackluster fun-factor keep this game on the store shelf.
  6. Like most entertaining beat-em-ups, Fantastic 4 develops a rhythmic monotony that easily carries you through the eight or nine hours that it lasts. [Oct 2005, p.67]
  7. Comic aficionados may be eager to become a part of an interactive comic world, but fanboys, prepare yourselves for a terribly average adventure. The only reason to consider Fantastic 4 is to cope with PC gaming's summer drought.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 2
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  1. ManuelC.
    Sep 1, 2005
    8
    Graet game!
  2. RobertN.
    Sep 26, 2005
    4
    Waste of time and money.