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Reviewed: Fantastic 4
Producer: Activision
Required System: Xbox, PS2, Gamecube, PC
Overall Rating:
Author: Michael Ahlf
Date: August 3rd, 2005


Every summer, moviegoers are treated to the "summer blockbuster" movie - mostly, action flicks, although there's occasionally a real gem in there.

Much the same way, gamers in the summer can rest assured that they are given a major lack of new releases. Just like with the movie industry and TV industries, video games have to compete with the fact that summer is the time for people to go on vacation and do things. Outdoor things. Theme parks, waterparks, baseball, soccer, and the like are in. Going to the beach is in. Suntanning is in. Swimming pools are in. Video games, well, are most definitely out during the summer.

What we have left is a smattering of licensed-product games. The big ticket item for summer games is the video games based on the "summer blockbuster" movies. Sometimes this is a good thing: last year, for instance, gamers were treated to the awesome Spider-Man 2 to tide them over through the lean months of the summer. This year, the big tie-in movie is none other than Fantastic 4, and much like the movie itself, we can rest assured that it's well on its way to mediocre status.

Added:  Wednesday, August 03, 2005
Reviewer:  Michael Ahlf
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