Surprisingly good video game movie adaptation
Combat is smooth and Cap-tastic
Chris Evans as Captain America ties it all together
Too much random item collection
Minimal usage of the Howling Commandos and Bucky
If there is one thing this game suffers from, itís that it leaves you wanting even more. The campaign takes roughly six to eight hours to complete, although thatís if you try and track down every collectible and max out your skillsets. There are challenge rooms available, but those are set inside several of the gameís own levels, and donít offer any extra peeks into Capís rich backstory. I wouldnít have minded some hints of the Avengers in there, or maybe a look at Doctor Doom.
Chris Evans does solid voice work at Cap throughout the title, and Iíd recommend you see the movie first before diving into the game. It wonít spoil anything if you go the other direction, but it provides a more solid experience in my opinion. Writer Christos Gage, who has worked on numerous comic book titles, provides an extremely solid script for the entire game.
Despite all odds, Captain America: Super Soldier is a solid game, and represents the amount of work that should be put into any movie adaptation. SEGA could have churned out a quick moneymaker that was poorly made, but this game had a lot of love and respect put into it. While it wonít displace the Arkham Batmans as the best comic book game out there, itís definitely among the top choices.
Surprisingly fun for a movie tie-in - not a "movie adaptation". Decent story that involves the cast of the film. Good - but not great - graphics. Lots of stuff to collect. Reasonably generous with the golds and silvers; very easy to platinum.
Game is a bit too easy; except for maybe a boss or two, my 9 year old nephew could probably breeze through on hard. Camera angles and targeting can be a bit awkwards at times: it's easy to find yourself facing away from an opponent after evading. Collecting items is a bit too easy: nothing's really hidden and there appear to be more items to collect than what's required to help make sure you get the trophy.
I don't try to platinum every game I play, only my favorites; but I almost couldn't help but go for it in this game, it was so easy to do. Getting gold in all the challenges is probably the most difficult part of the game, but they were worlds easier than Batman and other games with challenges I've played, even the Force Unleashed. It's as if Sega made this gameplay mostly for young kids - despite a Teen rating - or operate on a philosophy that trophies should come naturally in the course of playing, rather than having to go out of one's way to do something extra. Though extremely easy to "earn" this game is very generous with gold and silver trophies as well - which I actually thought more reasonable than most games that only give you a bronze for almost everything, even impossibly difficult tasks, or things that one would reasonably expect a gold or silver due to the difficulty, time involved, and/or the actual trophies name/description, like games that give you a silver for getting gold in all challenges, or only a silver for finishing the entire game.
The gameplay is designed as such that you can't make any mistakes. You can return to most areas to collect stuff you missed, or just to take out more enemy soldiers to build up your focus energy or work on trophies. The story is rather small, geographically and in ambition, but for a game that can easily be found for $20 or less (new), it might be worthwhile if you enjoyed the movie and are looking for more Cap. If you're only interested in A games, you should pass as this one is neither unique nor supremely sophisticated or polished. Nothing all that original, but they borrow from some of the best (Batman, though that's a very loose comparison) and tweak it as needed to fit Cap's style.