Normally I would not review a game like this, but because this game
has the option to get an easy (but annoying) 1000G i will.
So if you really want to play this game for the 1000G then i will
recommend you to read this review prepare yourself for this game or
even to reconsider your thoughts about playing this game.Story
There isn't much to tell about the story just that it is based on the
Fantastic 4: Rise of the Silver Surfer movie. The big minus on this one
is that it is almost required to watch the movie in order to know about
who they are talking. For example: in some parts, the game suggests
that you use Ben's power to open a hallway. Okay nice but who the
F is Ben? You'll get no clues about the character you should use.
You will need to find out yourself who Ben or any character is.
Sometimes if you are lucky you will get a (small) hint about your
objective, but most of the time you will find yourself in a very
frustrating situation where you just can't figure out what you have to-do
to get any further in the game/story. The game is also VERY
repetitive, Almost every level has the same objective. The only difference
about these levels is the environment and how the enemy looks, the
objective/goal is exactly the same in almost every level.
The only levels that have vaiarity compared to the other levels, are the
ones where you have to play with one character instead of all four of them.
These levels are created in a way where only this character can find/fights
his or her way through. But the downside of these levels is (again), that
you get (almost) no directions towards the level completion.
Some of the levels are created in a Tomb Raider kind of puzzle way,
where Tomb Raider gave you hints about completing the puzzle, is where
F4: ROTSS completely abandons you and lets you figure it out all by
yourself. (Yes even the well known light-beam puzzle from Tomb Raider
is included in Rise of the Silver Surfer).Gameplay/Audio/Graphics
All these three together are just very bad and oldskool, i know this is
and old game now these days, but even for a game from his own era this
is a very low quality game. This is a game that barely meets the release
requirements for a retail game is you ask me. Also in the audio effects
there is no vaiarity. For example in a specific part of the game you will
need to 'fly' trough a train tunnel and you will encounter a couple of
trains on your way trough this tunnel. The sound of these trains are
exactly the same (from all of them). It just sounds like you open a
.wav of .mp3 file from 3 seconds with your Media Player and keep
pressing the play button every 4 seconds. I can tell you that this
is very annoying. If you look at the graphics of the game, then you
should say it was taken from a game developed in the late 1990 or early 2000.
Even the game-play can't get any worse than this, because in some
parts a enemy will shoot or punch you, but when this happens you will
be knocked over. When you get knocked over you will end up in a locked
animation where your character will get up, when this animation runs
you got the chance by getting shot/punched again, causing the animation
to run from the start again. While this animation occurs you got no
control over your character. So when you end up in this loop of
shot-knockedover-shot-knockedover-shot.. etc you can only "enjoy"
watching your character die. This at its self is already frustrating,
but wait it gets worse: The checkpoint system is so bad that when
you got a little bit of bad luck (what also happens alot in this game)
you will need to replay the entire level when you die.Multiplayer
OMG Yes this game has multiplayer, but don't get to excited because
this is only a Local Multiplayer, you can complete the game in co-op
with 2 to 4 player. But this mode contains a really terrible camera system.
I have to admit i did not use a second GamerTag to test the co-op mode
but used a guest sign in. So i don't know if the other players also
receive achievements when playing in co-op. The others here thought
the game was to terrible to have it listed in their gameslist. I also have
to admit, if i knew that this game was so terrible, i would not have
The achievements of this game are definitely a 1000 out of 1000, but
these are a real pain in the ass. It is not the game difficultly that makes
it a big pain in this ass, because the game it self isn't that difficult at all.
It is just repeating gameplay, annoying sound effects, bad graphics and
no hints or objectives displayed that makes it a real frustration to play this
game. But if you have allot of patience and a real addiction to Gamerscore
then i would say play this game. If you're looking for a nice game that
you could also max-out to 1000G then i would recommend to look for
a other game.Conclusion:
I have to admit i had to wait an entire day to write a review after playing
this game, just because the irritation level of this game freaked me out
so much that writing a review would end up in a bunch of trashtalking.
I Don't give up on game quick, but i only need four achievements for
this game now. These are the collectible achievements and the
achievement to play it on Fantastic(Hard) Difficulty.
Normally i don't give up on collectibles either, just to make an statement
i Shot all Pigeons and did all stunt jumps in GTA IV, found every wanted
poster and playboy in Maffia II, got all collectible types in The Godfather II
etc. But this game is so bad that i had enough for now and don't even
want to complete it any more. Maybe in a faraway future when i need
a couple of G's to complete a new milestone, maybe then i will put
this game in again. But for now i really had enough of this game and
don't want to play it again. And what i typed earlier in this review:
if i knew this game this bad, then i would have never started it.
This is by far the worst game i've ever seen.