Tron 2.0: Killer App Image

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  • Summary: Take on the role of digital warriors Tron and Mercury as you battle against The Corruptor, an evil computer program attempting to create the ultimate virus and take over the system. In more than 30 intense levels featuring multiple types of gameplay, you'll engage in third-person isometric action, first-person vehicle combat, and light cycle racing. You can battle against three of your friends in multiplayer Light Cycle, Tank, and Recognizer modes. Collect and trade 100 upgrade chips that allow you to customize your character, unlock secrets, and more. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 36
  2. Negative: 2 out of 36
  1. A shooter which genuinely does stand out from the crowd with distinction ' not an easy accomplishment for a genre which is flooded with clones and has-beens.
  2. The multiplayer experience isn't so killer, however, and it's a shame because it's just brimming with potential.
  3. I found it to be rewarding and full of replay interest. I was often frustrated to point of walking away from movement "errors," but I soon returned to the glowing world to try again.
  4. With the single-player game so clearly in focus, it's disappointing that it plods along so unevenly, and at times, progress feels like you're wading through molasses rather than zipping through the ether. [Jan 2005, p.78]
  5. The leveling up with build points is interesting, but the weapons, enemies, environments and overall premise of the game aren't enough to encourage you to finish it.
  6. We've used the word a few times during the review, but "chore" probably sums up TRON 2.0 if we were to plunge to our most uncharitable.
  7. The combination of uninspiring sound, graphic and game design all add up to a title that is best left sitting on a shelf as a message to the game's developer and publisher that gamers will not buy sub-par products.

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  2. Negative: 2 out of 3
  1. DanM.
    Dec 11, 2004
    The art direction is spot-on as far as recreating the look of the movie and the music is good when it keeps to Wendy Carlos' themes from the film, but otherwise, I was genuinely dissappointed with this title. The game-play is so-so, the character system is gimmicky, the level design is linear like a bad mid-nineties title ( everything must be done in order or doors won't open, etc ), cutscenes cannot be skipped even though they rarely do much for immersion. Perhaps worst of all is that load-screens are both ubiquitous and never-ending. And since death comes swiftly and often, expect even more load-screens. In other words, forget about any feeling of narrative momentum. I wouldn't get this unless you have Buddha-level patience, feel like doing your taxes between levels, or are OCD about the Tron franchise. Expand
  2. Lucas
    Dec 10, 2004
    Longing for an experience similar to the first time I watched TRON on the big screen 20 plus years ago; I found myself disappointed and dumbfounded by the 1997graphics weak story, even weaker voice acting, and horrible camera controls. Expand
  3. Buried-In-The-Box
    Nov 20, 2004
    This attempt to bring back a 20 year old movie into game form is just sad.