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'Green Lantern': Rise of the Manhunters Game and some reviews   'Green Lantern': Rise of the Manhunters Game and some reviews
By Salar Golestanian @ 03 Jun 2011 :: Article Rating
Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is inspired by the feature film, which brings the enduringly popular DC hero to the big screen. Playing as gifted pilot Hal Jordan -- the first human Green Lantern -- gamers create an arsenal of ring constructs and take flight in outer space and beyond to restore intergalactic order. Use the Power Ring to build an array of weapons from green energy to defeat the Manhunters -- an evil android race bent on destroying the Green Lantern Corps.

Release Date: June 2011
Available on: X360, Wii, NDS
RP for Rating Pending
Genre: Action
Publisher: Warner Bros. Interactive
Developer: Double Helix

Recommended Requirements for the game is a '3D-capable HDTV', Multiplayer Functions, 2 Local Co-Op Players

  • 3D Technology -- Gamers can play in anaglyphic 3D with technology that is compatible with all standard TV sets and visible while wearing the 3D glasses that come packaged with Green Lantern. Fans can also enjoy the game in stereoscopic 3D when playing on any 3D HDTV while wearing active shutter glasses that are compatible with the television.
  • Master the Green Lantern Power Ring -- Take control of the most powerful weapon in the universe – the Green Lantern Power Ring – and conjure a spectacular range of "hard-light" constructs including a gatling gun, giant fists, and much more, all of which can be linked together to form an endless number of combinations.
  • Team Up and Battle Together -- Gamers have the ability to team-up and battle the Manhunters in seamless drop-in/drop-out local co-op gameplay as Hal Jordan or Sinestro.
  • Take Flight -- Soaring across the universe in intergalactic flight, gamers will dodge past asteroids and blast through planets while destroying armies of Manhunters.
  • Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan -- Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters includes the likenesses and voice talent of Ryan Reynolds as Hal Jordan.
DenofGeek - It's one of the golden rules of thumb that games tie-ins to movies are nigh unplayable. Like any rookie Green Lantern, though, Double Helix Games’ Rise Of The Manhunters seems to be trying to avoid the pitfalls of its predecessors.

The game focuses wisely on three elements that could help it avoid becoming yet another forgettable game-of-the-film: a classic arcade buddy battling system, a lead character voiced by the Hollywood actor playing him, and a game world that draws directly from the rich comic book source goodness.

If you’re not much of a comic fan, you’re probably wondering what a Manhunter is. Introduced in Justice League Of America in the same year Star Wars hit big, the red-and-blue androids are the Green Lantern Corps’ founders’ failed prototype for a space police force. The Manhunters seek justice by any means necessary, and have regularly tried to wipe their replacements out of existence over thousands of years.

The core dynamic of Rise Of The Manhunters' gameplay is to keep hitting the robotic psychopaths as hard as you can until they stay down, with the eventual goal of universal peace and harmony after all that ruckus subsides.

Please read the review and it ends with - The demo shown off at MCM was cinematic, easy to pick up and surprisingly entertaining. With any luck and just a bit of willpower, Green Lantern: Rise Of The Manhunters will follow through on its early promise. - Comic book companies want to make sure that when you get home from the latest superhero film you can have your own super time.

SEGA's "Thor: God of Thunder" video game is already in stores, and "Captain America: Super Soldier" will be available July 19 in connection with the Marvel Comics-inspired movie releases.

Warner Bros. Interactive will offer up "Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters" on Tuesday to go along with the DC Comics summer movie.

if my wife allows me to spend £45 GBP on this game, I am up for it, otherwise shall wait to rent it at some point for my PlayStation3.. The game’s script is written by comic book legend Marv Wolfman and features Ryan Reynolds in the role he is about to make famous as the voice of Hal Jordan. This companion to the live action movie is due out June 7, 2011, so make sure to check back other news on both the movie and game here at ScifiWood.


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