Given Sega's history with movie licensed games, particularly superhero movie licensed games, it really wouldn't come as too much of a shock to me if the majority of gamers ignored their adaptation of Captain America. It might come as a shock to you though, that you shouldn't have swept the First Avenger away quite so fast.
When I first got the chance to play Captain America, it was back at the New York Comic Con in October of 2010. Even in it's early form, Cap was impressive. So impressive that I was telling people (some of whom flat out called me crazy) that it felt like a 'lite' version of Arkham Asylum. It had so many of the same elements, but with less depth and an easier feel. And that pretty much holds true for the final product as well.
When the story begins, after you play through a short intro in the trenches of WW2, we find that Cap (voiced by Chris Evans) is being air dropped into a castle deep in the mountains of Germany that has been occupied by Hydra forces. But this is no ordinary castle- it belongs to Baron Zemo, who fans will recognize as a long time Avengers villain, and Hydra isn't there for a social call.
|Arnim Zola and the Red Skull Scheme Away|
There's a ton of Marvel history packed in here. You'll run across many of the biggest (Hydra associated) villains in the MU and a load of nods to not only the film, but the comics as well. In fact, many of the enemy designs will immediately call up the look of classic Kirby artwork from the early days of the star spangled hero. It's great stuff and is a lot of fun to see in action.
|Cap Takes on the Massive Iron Cross|
|No Thanks, I Have One|
|Army of One|
If you haven't figured it out by now- I really liked this game. From the presentation, to the cool collectible items and terrific gameplay, Cap was a joy for this Marvelite to play through. If there was a bad point to talk about, I'd say that there were a few technical glitches here and there. Nothing major though, just that occasionally the camera was probably meant to pan up a little quicker than it did- which resulted in me seeing the good Captain even though he was meant to be off screen. (Not that I didn't get a chuckle from seeing Cap running around in a circle like Curly form the Stooges) Great game overall though and a good job from Sega, more like this please.