Will 'The Avengers' Video Game Live Up to the Movie?

Gaming 2012/05/11 13:00:00
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"The Avengers" smashed box office expectations with the biggest opening weekend box office sales on record, knocking "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 2" and "The Dark Knight" out of the park. Obviously, Marvel has to turn it into a video game. We'll be the first to admit, video game adaptations of movies are usually a little bit lackluster. We'd like to say this will be an exception, but we're not convinced.

"Marvel Avengers: Battle for Earth" is being developed by Ubisoft, the company responsible for "Assassin's Creed" -- a very impressive and successful series. But this game is being made for the Xbox 360's motion-controlled Kinect system and the yet-unreleased Wii U console, and after that "Kinect Star Wars" game, we're skeptical to say the least. Ubisoft sales VP Tony Key says motion control is perfect because "these characters are very action oriented," but what do you think?

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  • Yes
    ϟ Emma ϟ_♥loves♥supernatural♥
    it can!!
  • Gambit 2012/05/11 17:46:02
    Well the games barely relate to the movies I think and by time it comes out it the fanfare wil be long gone.
  • Stan Kapusta 2012/05/11 17:08:03
    Stan Kapusta
    Those games never do.
  • Christopher Kirchen 2012/05/11 17:02:19
    Christopher Kirchen
    They seldom do, for the simple reason that the graphics and plotlines of games are seldom as good as those of movies.
  • caius m... Christo... 2012/05/11 22:24:38
    caius madison
    If you stopped playing games in the late nineties they can't compare. The latest Mortal Kombat's storyline shattered the movie's storylines, acting, and it really brought the gore this time. You must not have played a Bethesda game either, it's worse than digital crack. I would venture to say that the opposite is true.
  • HarleyCharley 2012/05/11 16:51:05
    how could it?
  • POWERSHAKER 2012/05/11 16:49:26
  • Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA 2012/05/11 16:47:34
    Torchmanner ~PWCM~JLA
    Doubt it.
  • HippiesKnowAll 2012/05/11 16:40:26
    I hope so ;)
  • MichaelSherry 2012/05/11 16:28:04
    If you can get someone to do the Voice of John Steed well and Emma Peel you may stand a Chance. If not forget it.
  • Jenna Smith 2012/05/11 16:27:31
    Jenna Smith
    probably not but i hope it will
  • Latti Ice Nerd Gangsta of P... 2012/05/11 16:26:55
    Latti Ice Nerd Gangsta of PHAET
    Usually movie games are horrid with the exception of a few.
  • BHGOzzy 2012/05/11 16:26:22
    When was the last time you saw a movie tie-in game that was even worthy of the title "game"?
  • Kirino 2012/05/11 16:24:02
  • ✞Knight of Honor 2012/05/11 16:20:07
    ✞Knight of Honor
    The movie is amazing and most "movie games" are terrible.
  • IamOjay 2012/05/11 16:19:41
    It sound cool anyway
  • compufreek 2012/05/11 16:17:30
    Most video games based on movies really are terrible. Batman: Arkham Asylum and City are the only two good ones that I know. They have gotten high ratings from all the gaming critics.
  • Kyle compufreek 2012/05/11 16:22:27
    That's because those weren't based off movies.
  • compufreek Kyle 2012/05/11 17:59:01
    When I read from Game Informer they have made the statement as such, I have also heard them say that on Attack of the Show or XPlay. Which always struck me funny because the aren't from a movie but the Joker character seems really close to Heath Ledger's Joker. ?? Actually, the only really good comic book game base on a movie I have played is Batman on Super Nintendo when it came out!!!
  • GeminiWolf 2012/05/11 16:08:46
    Actually, I don't know but.... I thought I'd share this.
  • retrograve GeminiWolf 2012/05/11 19:01:00
    Lol, I've seen that. Give all the men 'Broken Back but Still Trying to Show My Ass' syndrome.
  • John Mirra GeminiWolf 2012/05/11 23:21:31
    John Mirra
    nice one ;-) LOL
  • Juanb GeminiWolf 2012/05/12 08:51:46
  • some id... GeminiWolf 2012/05/12 09:09:05
    some idiot who thinks he knows everything
    Iron Man pretty much already is posing like a girl
  • Adam GeminiWolf 2012/05/12 21:09:36
    This is awesome. I watched a video about how the real problem with women in media isn't the revealing clothing, its that men are posed to show strength, angst, anger, power, coolness or whatever the character needs to show, while women are posed to show...their ass. Or breasts.

    To push even more into a tangent, one interesting thing about the popularity of Female Shepard is that both her and Male Shepard use the same movements for animation. And the reaction amongst audiences was positive.
  • Lauren Adam 2012/06/06 02:15:44
  • Lauren GeminiWolf 2012/06/06 02:16:24
    haha the hulk
  • GeminiWolf Lauren 2012/06/06 03:43:11
    lmao, he's my fav in this
  • Lauren GeminiWolf 2012/06/06 03:43:33
    yeah mine too
  • Solomonster 2012/05/11 16:03:53
    At 1st I wanted to be optimistic. Then I saw that it will be for Kinect & Wii U. So sadly, I have my doubts.
  • 2012/05/11 15:48:07
    or at least i hope so!! am i right?
    that movie was awesome! five stars
  • BHGOzzy 2012/05/11 16:28:26
    Sadly history is indicating the opposite. the game will be utter crap with poor controls, a phoned in story and broken multiplayer, if it bothers with multiplayer at all.
  • retrograve BHGOzzy 2012/05/11 19:01:20
    Don't forget crappy AI.
  • BHGOzzy retrograve 2012/05/11 21:56:18
    "What AI" would be more appropriate
  • chamchamgal 2012/05/11 15:09:49
    Does any movie have a good video game to fallow....no.
    That goes vise versa too.
  • John Mi... chamcha... 2012/05/11 16:22:14
    John Minatree Jr
    Resident Evil.
  • chamcha... John Mi... 2012/05/11 16:33:39
    And non are good movies.
  • John Mi... chamcha... 2012/05/14 11:43:05
    John Minatree Jr
    Doom was alright.
    Hitman was great.
    Resident Evil is fantastic.

    I swear, sodahead is full of people who just have the general opinion to disagree with anything everyone says. So negative.
  • retrograve John Mi... 2012/05/11 19:02:19
    Those started as video games not movies.
  • John Mi... retrograve 2012/05/14 11:41:37
    John Minatree Jr
    This was in reply to the vise versa part.

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