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This review is from: Captain America: Super Soldier - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
I was a little leary about this game even after i read all the positive reviews on amazon, but for once I was in full agreement with everyone else. This budget title is actually fun, I'm amazed. We all know the track record of these movie tie-in games and Captain America is some strange anomaly. But sooner or later you just have to accept it, this is a solid game worth buying at it's budget price.
Graphically this game is average, i'm not wowed, but they aren't bad. They seemed to have put most of the detail work into Captain America himself, he looks quite good, even up close. I particularly like the shield, it looks right and is oh so satisfying when you give it a toss.
I've heard some comparisons to Arkham Asylum and Prince of Persia and i have to agree. The combat is heavily influenced by the recent Batman game and I'm happy about it. I really enjoy the simple yet satisfying combat, which consist of a standard attack, a grab attack, the counter button and a dodge function. The combat is the most polished aspect of the game. The attack and dodge animations are tight and just plain fun to watch. The moves are easy to pull off and make you feel like a patriotic badass. The platforming section looks very much like a prince of persia game but you don't really have much control over the Cap at these points. All you do is hit one button to make him jump and swing around and there is no finesse required on the player's end, just hit the button over and over and watch Cap do his acrobatic thing. Some people will not like this, but it didn't bother me.
The shield itself really steals the show. It can be used to block all manner of attacks including gunfire. If you time it just right when an enemy fires his gun, you can deflect the bullet right back at them, sweet. You can aim and toss it at multiple enemies as you upgrade your character. It's even sweet in close combat, the sound of the shield bashing against a Hydra agent's mask makes the hair on my neck stand up.
There are all kinds of extra content bonus items to pick up to flesh out the background of the story including film reels you can watch and Baron Zemo's personal diaries. I find myself searching every nook and cranny for these items just to get a little extra experience to buff the Cap out with new abilities.
Overall I am very pleased with this purchase and just plain surprised that it is actually a fun game. It's made a Captain America fan out of me so it's doing something right. If you like the combat of Arkham Asylum i think you will like this game. So grab your shield and bash some Hydra skull! CAPTAIN AMERICA FOREVER!