Avengers Battle for Earth pain vs THQ cancellation

By Posted 17 Jul 2012, 07:01

After having high hopes on THQ’s cancelled Avengers game project, the focus has switched firmly to Ubisoft as they have announced Avengers: Battle for Earth. At Comic Con 2012, a new and very awesome trailer for the game emerged, but after seeing some actual gameplay for the Kinect and Wii U title, we were left feeling a little disappointed.

Disappointment for sure and maybe even a little robbed too. We thought that a game would be releasing along side the excellent movie and that was a surprise when it didn’t happen. We also thought that THQ’s cancelled game looked pretty good from the leaked gameplay, so imagine our shock when we found out that the first Avengers game post-movie is going to be a motion-based affair on the Wii U and Xbox 360 only.

The good news, is that SEGA are nowhere near this game which can only be seen as a positive after they were in charge of recruiting various developers for the murdered Iron Man, Thor and Captain America video games. Ubisoft has a much better chance of doing well you would think and the trailer shown at Comic Con 2012 backs this up appropriately.

After watching the trailer, you may assume that Battle for Earth is looking like it is going to be something special indeed and finally a decent superhero game alongside the Batman Arkham series. Unfortunately though, you may be in for a little shock when you check out actual gameplay that has been shown.

Our first thoughts are – is this the same game from the trailer? Motion control games are obviously very adventurous, but you may not like what you see here. Gameplay looks a little suspect from the very offset, while we’re not really a fan of the colorful graphics theme either.

The whole turn-based affair of the game is just not what we expected to see and if we’re honest we actually liked the look of THQ’s cancelled game a lot more. It is early days yet of course so perhaps we shouldn’t be too harsh on these initial showings of the game.

We’ve included a series of videos below for you to have your say though and we’re hoping you will tell us your honest opinions of the game. Does this look like another failed superhero game? We’ve also added THQ’s cancelled Avengers game as well, just to give you a comparison between the two.

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