Thor: The Video Game will take players through a spectacular, epic-scale original third-person adventure for which Matt Fraction, the Eisner Award-winning writer and lead Thor comic book author served as story consultant. In the game, Thor battles through the numerous worlds of Norse mythology that span realms ranging from primal worlds of fire and ice to extraordinary planets inhabited by Frost Giants and Trolls to save Asgard, the capital city of the Norse Gods. Thor must overcome monstrous foes lifted from the pages of the comics including Ulik, Ymir, and Surtur, as well as other monstrous denizens. Players will wield the iconic Mjölnir, Thor’s legendary hammer, to fight enemies on an immense scale while controlling the elemental storm powers of lightning, thunder, and wind to vanquish enemies. As Thor earns Valor points through his exploits, players can acquire new abilities, powers, and weapon upgrades. The Wii game will feature the same overarching storyline as the next-gen consoles, but will also present a different gaming experience by utilizing the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controllers to battle enemies and deliver Thor’s elemental powers. Thor for the Wii version will also be presented with a uniquely styled comic book look that it will share with the PSP system version, along with different cinematics, story elements, dialog, locations, and dedicated flight levels. Nintendo DS players will experience a 2D side-scrolling adventure with narrative and gameplay unique to the platform.
Expectations for film-to-game adaptations are generally low. Though some have been winners, the majority of movie games are non-discrete shovelware that cash in on a preexisting license. I've played my fair share of movie-based games, and while no title will be as horrid an experience as Over the Hedge, I usually don't hold out hope for these tie-ins. That's why Thor: God of Thunder is such a surprising title. It's not perfect, but it often has flashes of beat 'em up brilliance. These flashes never evolve into anything more than just that, but they do come together to create a compelling package.The plot in Thor is fairly thin and the storytelling is predictably weak. The game takes place before the events of the movie and tells the story of how Thor must take down a massive beast that... Read Review