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  • Summary: Marvel's first family of Super Heroes face its greatest challenge yet as the enigmatic, intergalactic herald, The Silver Surfer, comes to Earth to prepare it for destruction. Transform into any member of the Fantastic Four to fight enemies from the Fantastic Four Universe including Silver Surfer, Super Skrull and more. Battle in 4-player co-op with easy pick up and play ability. Combine super powers for devastating team attacks with the new Fusion Attack System. Truly destructible environments: smash, wreck, wreak havoc. Loads of unlockables including alternate Fantastic Four costumes, historical comic covers, and more. [2K Games] Collapse
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  2. Negative: 15 out of 30
  1. 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.
  2. Feels totally manufactured and formulaic. [Sept 2007, p.76]
  3. Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer could have been way more than it was. Only get this game if you are a true die-hard fan of the Fantastic 4, otherwise go find a used copy of Marvel: Ultimate Alliance to get your superhero fix on.
  4. The bland environments, boring stages, repetitive enemies, and easily exhausted powers make the Fantastic Four feel more like a fantastic chore or just a fantastic bore.
  5. In fact, it’s repetitive and (quickly) becomes boring. Regardless of the enemy, expect a lot of walking around, smashing, taking of elevators to the next floor, more walking around, and more smashing and more … well, you get the picture.
  6. Despite the few things done well in it, Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer remains a bland, poorly-done game.
  7. The visuals are pretty lackluster for a 360 title, and while the characters themselves look nice, the environments are pretty bland and uninspired, much like the level design.

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  1. GioD
    Feb 22, 2008
    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 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