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5.4

Mixed or average reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  1. Positive: 7 out of 16
  2. Negative: 7 out of 16
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  1. GioD
    Feb 22, 2008
    5
    FF4 ROTSS was looking pretty damn good from the screen shots that i saw. Unfortunately the game is rather dull. Whats cool about the game is that all 4 members of the FF4 are present at the same time and you can switch and control any of them any time you want, or you could also (finally) do 4 player co-op (unfortunately just offline). Not to mention the fusion attacks (double team superFF4 ROTSS was looking pretty damn good from the screen shots that i saw. Unfortunately the game is rather dull. Whats cool about the game is that all 4 members of the FF4 are present at the same time and you can switch and control any of them any time you want, or you could also (finally) do 4 player co-op (unfortunately just offline). Not to mention the fusion attacks (double team super power moves) is a cool idea and work good for the most part. The problem with it is that the FF4 only has 4 powers each and when you do use them your power bar drains fast (more powers would obviously been beneficial) and they all have only about 2-3 attack combos. And im so not kidding when i say that the levels, ALL the levels, have NO variety whatsoever (In the skrull home world level, once you've seen a room prepare to see that same room dozens of times, same goes for the milatary level, so on and so forth). What i found surprising was the developer that 2K put on this project, Visual Concepts. Visual Concepts has done NOTHING but all of 2k's sports titles, so why would you get a developer who has done nothing but sports titles to work on a comic book game? I'm as stumped as anyone else, but i guess thats the reason why the game turned out like it did. If you really like/love the FF4 i would say get it, but ONLY when it drops to like $20. Otherwise get your FF4 fix with Ultimate Alliance. Expand
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45

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 30
  2. Negative: 15 out of 30
  1. Everything works pretty much as it should - the controls and camera rarely freak out and leave you confused and defenceless - but it's just utterly uninspired and devoid of life.
  2. For a system as powerful as the Xbox 360 – which I’m sure could make a digital sandwich so convincing, it would have gamers around the globe trying to bite their TVs – Fantastic Four is a huge letdown. Character models and environments are boring and lack detail. If anything it all looks like a higher-resolution version of an ugly PS2 game.
  3. Still, it’s a solid rental and a good way to spend some time having a bit of fun. If you really want to kick ass as the Fantastic 4, go play Marvel: Ultimate Alliance.