|System: X360, PS3, PC, Wii, PS2, DS||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Edge of Reality||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Sega||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: June 5, 2008||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
The sound leaves much to be desired as well. They did get Edward Norton to do some voice work, but aside from that, there is little to be happy about. There is pretty much no background music to speak of, which leaves us with the sweet sounds of The Hulk roaring and smashing things. The sound effects are average at best and they are certainly not good enough to have nothing playing in the background throughout your journey. The game is already boring, don't try and put us to sleep.
The controls are a two-headed monster. At points they work great, but they can also be quite anger-inducing. Controlling The Hulk is easy, and laying the smack down feels natural. Unfortunately, the Wii-mote is not ideal for this particular button layout. For example, having to press a combination of buttons to access special moves is ridiculous. You'll go from the D-pad to the B button, and then you have to shake the Nunchuk to get one going. In the heat of battle, this can really be a burden. As I mentioned, the camera is awful, and controlling it is just as bad. Lastly, locking onto enemies with the C button only works if you are looking directly at them, and with the camera constantly getting caught in the wrong place, it becomes nearly impossible.
Yes, I have just spent a good portion of this article venting my frustrations about this game, but let me leave you with this: there are concepts here that deliver. With a decent amount of work and attention to details, the sequel could be worth playing. Unfortunately, this one is just not ready yet, and that is written in the frequent bugs. I nearly forgot to tell you about the time I carried the shell of a helicopter through a standard-sized door, or the numerous times I hurled an unsuspecting foe through the level. Yes, they in fact just disappeared. They say you wouldn't like The Hulk when he is angry, but sorry pal, this time you can only blame yourself.
CCC Freelance Writer