The Incredible Hulk is a video game released on Playstation 3 and developed by Edge of Reality. The Hulk is one of the most beloved comic franchises of all but I can’t remember a single Hulk game that was decent or even playable. Let’s hope this one breaks the losing streak.
Story : There are stories in this game, but the best part is it’s totally non linear. Want to just explore things? You can do that. Want to do a fun, quick mini game? You can. Want to be apart of the stories? That’s a big part of it as well. The stories all fit the movie and comics fine, and are commendable.
Graphics : The graphics are slightly better than the Hulk game on Playstation 2. And by slightly I mean very slightly. Everything looks a bit more detailed but honestly isn’t all that much better than the Playstation 2 Hulk. There are many graphical glitches in the game, just certain things that remind you you’re playing a video game and don’t help immerse you into the game. The animations and characters all look great and are drawn well. Overall I suppose I’m being nitpicky. The graphics are good and hold up to other Playstation 3 titles decently.
Sound : The sounds are big part of a game like this, and they definitely delivered here. The roars, growls, smashes, explosions, it all delivers as far as sound effects go. I can’t say the same for the voice acting. Despite having a really great cast, I don’t think any of them wanted to be apart of the game’s creation. The music is ambient and fits well and isn’t unobtrusive, which is important.
Game play : The game plays a lot like what you would expect. You’re a hulking beast of destruction and you have to complete objectives with the military on your tail. There’s a specific military threat meter that increases as you play the game. If you enter the subway, the meter resets. If you run away from battle (fat chance), then the meter will slowly expire. This part of the game is really neat and really does make you feel like the Hulk. Instead of experience points like in the previous game, in this one you gain moves by completing a set number of objectives. I really don’t like this as before you could just get moves by simply playing the game and having fun. Having to do specific things to get specific moves was a bad idea in my opinion.
Re playability : This game is extremely unplayable, though I won’t lie and pretend I don’t have a huge bias for Marvel Comics characters.
Overall : 7/10. Not as good as the Playstation 2 Hulk, but this game still delivers rampage-style fun.