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The Incredible Hulk Review

Another wasted movie license...

Incredible Hulk on the Wii tries, it really does. In attempting to make a worthwhile game, developer Edge Of Reality has taken a decent free-roaming exploration concept and crammed absolutely loads of achievement-based unlockable upgrades to help increase Hulk's smashing power, given you the ability to smash anything you want to pieces and even added voice acting from the movie talent. Sounds great, right?

Sadly, it all falls down soon after the game starts. What's wrong? Try the dismal visuals (the original Spider-Man on the GameCube looked better), the hideous graphical pop-up that makes trees, people and cars appear less than ten feet in front of you, the backwards AI, the inaccurate ability to lock onto enemies, the awkward camera or the fact that you're wandering around an almost deserted city for starters.

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That it's not as good as Hulk: Ultimate Destruction (also out on GameCube) doesn't help. Sorry, Sega, but your luck with movie licenses just isn't getting any better...

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  1. Mrlizard Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 15:52

    Jesus I thought the images were from the DS version. :|

  2. Rnald Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 15:52

    I was looking forward to this. :x

    Can they not make one good tie-in!?

  3. Randomite Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 16:55

    I was looking forward to this. :x

    Can they not make one good tie-in!?

    The only decent movie based games (excluding LEGO) have been Die Hard Trilogy and Alien Trilogy...The games where released long after the films where shown, which is where I think movie tie-ins are going wrong.

  4. Donal Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 18:25

    I was looking forward to this. :x

    Can they not make one good tie-in!?

    The only decent movie based games (excluding LEGO) have been Die Hard Trilogy and Alien Trilogy...The games where released long after the films where shown, which is where I think movie tie-ins are going wrong.

    I disagree, Spider-Man 1 and 2 were both brilliant games. Mostly because of the free roaming elements in both and the voice over guy who sounds awesome. To add to that a couple other movie tie-ins, like Toy Story 2, were at least bareable.

  5. ChrisONM Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 18:33

    I was looking forward to this. :x

    Can they not make one good tie-in!?

    The only decent movie based games (excluding LEGO) have been Die Hard Trilogy and Alien Trilogy...The games where released long after the films where shown, which is where I think movie tie-ins are going wrong.


    GoldenEye? :)

  6. Joshimitsuu Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 18:40

    Srprise surprise..... :? it's a pity, i think many were expecting it, but you still have to keep ur fingers crossed til the final code is in don't you. :(

  7. hulkbuster Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 19:08

    "BULL PLOP MOVIE GAME JUST AS PLOP AS IRONMAN GAME WAS AND LIKE SO MANY OTHER MOVIE GAMES" :!: WILL SEGA EVER LEARN :?: .

  8. Mama Luigi Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 19:41

    I must be psychic. Months ago, ONM said this would be good. I said otherwise. It seems I was right yet again. To be honest it's probably not ESP that made my prediction so accurate. Every movie tie in by Sega recently has been utter garbage. What happened to Sega's glory days when Robotnik pillaged the countryside trapping animals inside robots and NiGHTS was fun to play. Sega, why have you forsaken us?

  9. Mama Luigi Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 19:49

    I was looking forward to this. :x

    Can they not make one good tie-in!?

    The only decent movie based games (excluding LEGO) have been Die Hard Trilogy and Alien Trilogy...The games where released long after the films where shown, which is where I think movie tie-ins are going wrong.


    GoldenEye? :)

    Also Alladin and Ducktales.

  10. Samus Wednesday 9th Jul 2008 at 21:08

    ONM should launch a campaign. Every TV program and newspaper seems to have one thesedays. ONM's campaign should be something like 'banish rubbish movie games'. And instead of having a go at these developers, who produce rubbish. We should encourage them to think of the potential these movie tie-in games have and tell them to develop a great game rather than a poorly produced game which focusing on getting people to cash out on these movie come video game disasters. But at the moment I'm just totally fed up of these total crap in the review section on movie games. The developers of these games should be told to get a grip and produce something much better.

  11. Big-D Thursday 10th Jul 2008 at 09:48

    I was looking forward to this. :x

    Can they not make one good tie-in!?

    The only decent movie based games (excluding LEGO) have been Die Hard Trilogy and Alien Trilogy...The games where released long after the films where shown, which is where I think movie tie-ins are going wrong.

    I disagree, Spider-Man 1 and 2 were both brilliant games. Mostly because of the free roaming elements in both and the voice over guy who sounds awesome. To add to that a couple other movie tie-ins, like Toy Story 2, were at least bareable.


    spider man 1+2 such good times. the voice over guy was awesome

  12. wariorulez Thursday 10th Jul 2008 at 11:43

    How can they make a game look worse and play worse than the last-gen outing Hulk:UD?

    god even the last Hulk movie tie-in looks better, though it wasn't free-roaming you could at least smash stuff thats there.

    i am hating SEGA recently. What was there last good game, eh?

  13. City Of Delusion Thursday 10th Jul 2008 at 13:09

    Well, we told you so.

    Broadly speaking, every tie-in game has been bad.
    Notable exceptions include GoldenEye (N64), Spiderman 2, err...

    I've made my point.

  14. jakanddax Thursday 10th Jul 2008 at 13:40

    saw this coming, but not as bad as the ds version suprisingly, also hulkbuster wrote WILL SEGA EVER LEARN. dont blame sega like onm does, they didnt develop the game, sure they are responsible for being bad publishers and letting the developers do a poor job, but they didnt actually make it.

  15. dragon2s6 Friday 11th Jul 2008 at 06:32

    ...but I like smashing stuff... especially people...and druns...Guitar Hero IV...

  16. Fearmyflatscreen Friday 11th Jul 2008 at 18:55

    I just find it easier to assume that every movie tie-in game is just a bad game and an excuse to get more money out of a franchise. Of course I make a few exceptions; Spiderman voice over guy = awesomeness.

  17. jakanddax Saturday 12th Jul 2008 at 15:04

    there are good movie tie ins but the more casual gamers thas come the more develepors can fool them with rubbish tie-ins, some develepors treat it like a game especially at older generations with less casual gamers.

  18. Mendosa Tuesday 15th Jul 2008 at 12:00

    Shame it's another wasted opportunity, but I wouldn't have expected anything else really. Oh, by the way Mr Mathers, it's 'licence', you know, not 'license', when it's a noun. Tsk, call yourselves wordsmiths ? :wink:

  19. slangman Friday 18th Jul 2008 at 15:27

    I was looking forward to this. :x

    Can they not make one good tie-in!?

    The only decent movie based games (excluding LEGO) have been Die Hard Trilogy and Alien Trilogy...The games where released long after the films where shown, which is where I think movie tie-ins are going wrong.


    GoldenEye? :)

    Also Alladin and Ducktales.

    Don't forget Lion King and Toy Story 2.

    By the way wasen't ONM predicting this game and Iron Man to be good games? Tsk Tsk :wink:

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