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X-Men: The Official Movie Game Review

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★★★★★

Further blurring the line between media, this X-Men brawler bridges the gap between X2 and the new film, plugging plotholes and explaining why Nightcrawler isn’t in the latest flick. But even with a pacy script penned by X-Men writers Chris Claremont and Zak Penn, this latest spin-off is bitterly disappointing. Unlike 2005’s sublime X-Men Legends II — which put a sprawling team of X-folk under your command — only Wolverine, Iceman and Nightcrawler can be controlled in this bog-standard action-adventure. And while it’s fun slicing and dicing enemies as Logan, Nightcrawler’s teleportation tricks are a bitch to master, and Iceman’s perpetual motion, as he slides around on pocket-sized glaciers, soon becomes irritating. DM

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