Mar 1, 2012Hate me now, but i haven't seen the first movie. I saw Tron Legacy in theaters and i did like that movie, it seemed a great idea and playing it as a video is a fool proof idea. How can you mess up a movie tie-in game when the movie itself is about a video game? I'm not saying this is a terrible game, but this just isn't what i expected. I'll start with what it got right, the core gameplay.Hate me now, but i haven't seen the first movie. I saw Tron Legacy in theaters and i did like that movie, it seemed a great idea and playing it as a video is a fool proof idea. How can you mess up a movie tie-in game when the movie itself is about a video game? I'm not saying this is a terrible game, but this just isn't what i expected. I'll start with what it got right, the core gameplay. The fast combat that has u flipping around and attacking enemies with you disc is enjoyable and feels good to get in a strong combo is multiple moves that you learned. If i were to compare it to another game, it would have to be God of War or Dantes Inferno, with light, heavy and special moves that you can flow together. After that though, there isn't anything that Tron Evolution really gets right, or at least doesn't do to the fullest extent. The visuals are fine, but if you have seen one glowing blue wall, you have seen the rest. They spice it up once in a while with green and orange, but it's all very simplistic and i feel that if they had made it to a bigger scale it would have felt more like the movie, instead of showing us all the big set pieces in cut scenes only. Enemies also are bland. Some will have you using new skills you learned to take them out, but that is the only way TO kill them. You just have to spam that attack over and over again in order to kill them. At some points in the game it feels like they threw it in there as an after thought just to extend the play time, with some entire chapters being room after room with the same enemy type just to slow you down. You also find little attachment to anything in this game story wise. Yes, some of the actors from the movies voice their characters here, but they just seem like a cameo, even if they are a part of the story, they will leave you to fend for yourself and you wont see them again for quite some time. Your character also is silly in all reason. You are an AI of the Tron universe that somehow escaped a virus and everyone trusts you because you don't have any emotions, but that leaves you not caring for him either. Why can't i play as Clu or something? Id even be happy if it was just a small mission where you could play as an actual character of the movies, but you don't. Finally there is the multiplayer, which is probably the most fun you can have with this package, if you can find a match. Once you do though, the nostalgia that fans of the movies will be worth the price of the game, with fast paced deathmatches on lightbikes and arena matches that can be chaotic fun. Even for those, like myself, who wouldn't have the same nostalgia rush as some, these are still alot of fun. The experience you earn in the multiplayer also help you out in the main story, which is something i think is amazing to see. In all, Tron Evolution isn't a bad game, it also isn't a very good game. You can have some fun in the single player, but it won't last long, but in multiplayer the game shines and I loved my time with it. Sadly the multiplayer (at least on the PS3 version) isn't very populated and finding a match that is full isn't easy. I say this is good if you are a die hard fan of Tron, but if you want fast gameplay and a good story, there are other games that can do better than Tron Evolution.… Expand
Oct 6, 2014Tron evolution...
where do I begin?
I was given this by a friend on Christmas of 2011. CHECK. I played for a few minutes before realizing it was a very MEH game. CHECK. This game had an interesting concept, make a tie-in game to 2010's tron legacy (which was panned by critics unfortunately). However, as with most tie-in games, they're flawed, and this is just an example at a flawedTron evolution...
where do I begin?
I was given this by a friend on Christmas of 2011. CHECK.
I played for a few minutes before realizing it was a very MEH game. CHECK.
This game had an interesting concept, make a tie-in game to 2010's tron legacy
(which was panned by critics unfortunately). However, as with most tie-in games,
they're flawed, and this is just an example at a flawed one.
First problem I have right off is the story. For a prequel, the story is the heart,
but the story is not anything we haven't seen before, considering this is
1 out of 3 prequels for tron legacy? THREE? yes, three.
1 is this game,
the other one is some werid comic book,
and the last is that TV show on that disney channel.
Next is the gameplay itself.
Now where do I start with the gameplay?
It's very much prince of Persia, with a god awful camera,
and a sh*t ton of wall jumping and etc.
Sure, multiplayer is okay and lets you ride on a light cycle
much like the movie, but that is only OKAY and a feature
that felt like it was put in at the last second for fan service.
Okay, I do admit it is fun when it works, but just like prince of Persia,
the wall jumping controls are very sticky, so sticky indeed that you'll be screaming
at your TV "WHY THE HELL WON'T HE GO UP THE WALL?".
As for the 3D, I am wordless, even though I own a 3D TV.
I saw that they just released this on steam, but considering
what most PC ports are nowadays, and that it's 20 bucks and has no community
reviews yet, I'm backing away.
5 out of 10.
It's fun when it works, but it's frustrating and the story suffers because (in terms of the prequels we've
seen to the movie's story so far) it's not really original.
Overall I would think that this game really had potential, but it suffers from what I call "rushed game syndrome".… Expand