Tron Evolution im Test: Internationale Wertungen enttäuschend
Passend zum US-Kinostart von Tron Legacy in einigen Tagen wurde das Spiel zum Film in den USA für alle drei Plattformen auf den Markt gebracht. Nun wurden die ersten Tests veröffentlicht, die Kritiken sind sehr schlecht. Lob erhält das Spiel nur im Bereich Audio und für Teile der Grafik.
Im Januar soll der Kinofilm Tron Legacy in die deutschen Kinos kommen, nun wurde das Computerspiel Tron Evolution in den Vereinigten Staaten für PC, Playstation 3 und Xbox 360 veröffentlicht. Anders als zum Beispiel Batman: Arkham Asylum erhält Tron Evolution schlechte Kritiken, nur Musik und Audio-Ausgabe sowie Teile der Grafik erhalten Lob.
Tron Evolution wird in Deutschland am 20. Januar 2011 für PC, Playstation 3 und Xbox 360 veröffentlicht.
Tron: Evolution is barely a Tron game. It's a repetitive cyberpunk Prince of Persia. The platforming and combat are flashy, but both feel awkward to control and get really competitive. All the cool things you'd expect in a TRON game are restricted to the limited multiplayer modes. If you've got 10 people you can play some fun multiplayer games, but there are only a half dozen maps including the day one DLC. If you want to find out what happens between the two films, then you at least get a bit of a story here. And if the developers keep expanding the multiplayer with DLC like they're already doing then this game could be worth a purchase eventually. But right now Tron feels like a movie cash in game more than the next step in a classic gaming franchise.
If you've seen the original film or trailers for the soon-to-be-released sequel you'll know just how visually spectacular the world of Tron is. The game does a decent job of capturing this look, but it's not quite eye-popping enough. The world certainly impresses with its built-up city streets and neon lights, but it's just missing that wow factor. Things aren't helped by some rather clumsy animations and transitions between them, and there's a distinct lack of memorable set-pieces. In fact, the most impressive moments come when the cool looking Recognizer ships fly into view to drop off soldiers. The soundtrack is ultra stylish, though, while the voice acting is top notch. Evolution is a nicely put together package, but its visuals are hurt by a severe lack of variety.
If you're a hardcore Tron fan, you really are going to love scurrying around the The Grid in Tron: Evolution, and might even appreciate the absurd backstory. For everyone else though, this is a rental only. The gameplay and setting might just hook you, though the sloppy controls were enough to put us off. Try the Tron multiplayer, see if you like it and go from there.
In the end, save your money, go see Tron: Legacy a couple of times, and then download Tron or Discs of Tron. The best thing about Tron: Evolution besides a few of the visuals is the amazing soundtrack. Two of the Daft Punk songs from the film soundtrack are on here, but there is some truly great original music composed by composers Sascha Dikiciyan, Cris Velasco, and Kevin Manthei. Hopefully, the soundtrack will get released on its own, but for now, Tron: Evolution is definitely a pass.
Tron: Evolution is a competent video game that makes acceptable use of the Tron license. The single player game has its moments and some interesting ideas, but as a whole the adventure feels uninspiring and generic. The multiplayer modes, while interesting and workable, don't offer much to get players hooked and addicted. Perhaps the biggest appeal of this game is that it actually is an integral part of the Tron storyline, and fans would certainly be interested in game's plot and how it relates to the movies. Tron: Evolution is a competent action title that will appeal to fans of the franchise the most.
As much as it pains me to say it, Tron: Evolution proves that it takes a lot more than nostalgia and shiny graphics to make an enjoyable videogame.
There is an immersive game to be made in the world of Tron, but Evolution isn't it. Strictly as an action game, it's passable, but the bar has been raised in recent years by titles like Assassin's Creed. As such, the newest Tron game is more of the same as opposed to a proper evolution.
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