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#29 Most Discussed Wii Game of 2011
Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings
May 1, 2016The Captain America game is admittedly better than most of these license games but not by a whole lot. It tries to combine platforming, 3rdThe Captain America game is admittedly better than most of these license games but not by a whole lot. It tries to combine platforming, 3rd person combat, and Arkam Style Rthym combat with not so steller results. The story line is barely worth mentioning since it is unmemorable and will not keep your attention. The platforming can be fun at times and some of the puzzles are challenging but the combat rips off the system from the Arkam games and it is really a poor imitation of t.The boss fights are ridiculously easy even on hard mode as once again you only rely on one strategy to beat them. The final boss though is really annoying as you have to move through pillars t avoid his laser beams which are hard to do because the lasers have no pattern to them. The game does have some bits of enemy variety but they surround you so often that it would be understandable if you decide to throw the Wii remote on the ground out of frustration. Granted the color scheme does gives a nice atmosphere around the castle and the character animations are actually fluid despite their cartoonish designs. This game might be worth a rental if you are really curious but it is in your best interest to avoid purchasing it.… Full Review »
Mar 15, 2012This is probably the worst video game I've ever played. It's bad enough that I actually created a metacritic account hoping I might be able toThis is probably the worst video game I've ever played. It's bad enough that I actually created a metacritic account hoping I might be able to warn people off. The combat system is something like Batman: Arkham Asylum, which I would appreciate if the input lag wasn't so high and they'd tried something more creative than "walk into an arena, fight waves and waves of enemies, platform to the next arena". Flinch animations and "more bad guys are coming" FMVs don't pause combat, so you'll be getting smacked around the entire time they play out. There is no checkpointing between waves of enemies, and very little within boss fights, either - so every time you die (and you will) you generally have to start all over from the hallway outside the arena (there's always a hallway). I spent nearly an hour fighting a midboss (the giant robot one) today.
It's a Wii game, so I don't suppose I should fault it for looking like it was made in 2002. It does make decent use of the wiimote, mainly for targeting the thrown shield. The camera is controlled (vaguely) by the D-pad and does try very hard to get you killed.
Bad combat and graphics aside, there's the writing and voice acting. I never saw the movie, but after hearing all the actors reprise their roles here, I'm glad I didn't waste my time. I am a bit puzzled by the writing, actually - this game is rated T and the combat is roughly that advanced, but the writing is clearly aimed towards young children. Which audience was this game aimed at?… Full Review »
Jul 31, 2011While the Wii version of Captain America doesn't quite match up to it's HD brethren, it's still a solid title. While the graphics are veryWhile the Wii version of Captain America doesn't quite match up to it's HD brethren, it's still a solid title. While the graphics are very cartoony, it has very good shield mechanics and the puzzles are far better than the HD versions. The platforming is too simple and easy though. Only offering a tiny bit of challenge near the latter parts of the game. The main put off is that it's a single player campaign with no challenge modes or any reason to keep playing once finished.
If you're a big fan of Cap, or really enjoyed the movie, you may want to consider this one. At the very least, it's worth a weekend rental. As far as Marvel/Sega movie games go, Captain America has proven itself to be the best on both systems.… Full Review »