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Could have been great, sadly lacking
on 22 January 2007
The game, called Superman Returns implies it is based on the movie, so imagine my confusion when you're sent off to battle robots, dragons, and all sorts of other random alien creatures. Metropilis is a huge layout of a city, rather like Grand Theft Auto, so I was hoping that there would be lots of mini missions, perhaps fires springing up, robbers to stop, drowning people to save etc etc all of which you have to prioritise and get to as quicklyy as possible. If you were expecting this? It's nothing like it.
You hover above the city waiting for aliens to come in and cause havoc. You fly over, bash them about a bit, they disappear, then you just wait for the next set of exact same creatures to come back and you start again. The only mini mission of the game is that there are 100 lost kittens in the city that you need to find. Frankly if that's the only incentive to fly around the city then I can't be bothered.
Certainly the title is misleading as it is seems to be based on comic books rather than the film.
The potential for this game could have been much better so it's disappointing in that respect although still quite fun. Hopefully there will be another with improved gaming experience.