Jumping into the high-tech suit of a robotic superhero who can fly should never be anything but thrilling but sadly Iron Man 2 seems to have gone out of its way to be the exception to this rule.
If you're still itching for a piece of the action despite all the negative press, you can at least take solace in the fact that the game can already be purchased for less than £10. The Game Collection have it listed for £9.95, £2 less than the next best prices from The Hut or Blah DVD and its affliates, all of whom have it listed for around the £12 mark.
The game takes a different narrative route to the film; "The Russians" (damn their pesky hides!) rain all over Stark's parade by stealing Jarvis and so he has to grab his pal and ally James Rhodes, aka War Machine and leap into a mission to retrieve the precious AI program. It could be interesting to have the game's narrative deviating from that of the film but it's not a very exciting story, nor is it well told.
It's unlikely to come as a big surprise when I say that Iron Man 2 is a pretty poor game. The graphics are pretty muddy and ugly and the character models leave a lot to be desired, while some of the menus are awkward to navigate. Combat is clumsy and seriously lacking in any kind of thrill factor and, most unforgivably, the flight mechanics are far too slow and what should be the most enjoyable part of the game can often seem like a chore instead.
Thanks to TDALAKIS at Hotukdeals!