Beat Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters

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I play more console games with my 5 year old than my 8 year old who prefers PC gaming to console gaming.  When I got [easyazon-link asin=”B004BD1DWG”]Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters[/easyazon-link] for the Xb0x 360 I didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised to find that this is a solid game worthy for not only fans of the Green Lantern series, but anyone who enjoy’s a good super hero romp.

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What makes the game so much fun is the special abilities and constructs that you acquire and unlock after earning levels and points.  Some of the constructs are just massively fun and my 5 year old loved turning into a giant Iron Man like suit construct and just smashing through enemy manhunters.  The game doesn’t follow the movie at all, so it is an all new adventure and experience and playing Co-Op is the best.  I let my 5 year old lead as Hal Jordon while as player 2 I settled in playing Sinestro and helping him pick off varying Manhunter villains.

The voice over work is good, the story is clever and the action is non-stop.  Every time you upgrade a power it has a unique look that makes it look cooler, and my son and I had quite different powered heroes by the end and wound up favoring different constructs.  Though the Armor Suit was a favorite of mine as well.

The game was a little short and beaten in about 20 hours of play time, but you can replay on a harder mode.  Since I was playing with a 5 year old, I found any mode but easy was too difficult for him for now.  We did make it through the game on easy mode and he had no trouble figuring out how to assign constructs, upgrade and learn combo moves.

Bottom line, if you are looking for a superhero game that is fun and you can just play with your kids or even by yourself then [easyazon-link asin=”B004BD1DWG”]Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters[/easyazon-link] is a good choice.

-Justin Germino

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Updated: December 8, 2011 — 11:13 pm