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Oh, I'm sorry, please excuse me. I didn't see you there. I'm just so... bored. I give every game a fair shot, but some games are just plain bad. They're repetitive, cheaply developed, and shameless cash-ins. Games like Thor: God of Thunder for the DS. Actually, I was almost eager to pick up Thor for my now ancient Nintendo DS. I saw some screenshots and noticed that Thor makes use of the dual-screened handheld's vertical real estate. Levels stretch between the two screens and Thor moves freely between both of them. The two-story jumps remind me of the super aerials in Capcom's Vs. fighting series and the brawler mechanics remind me of classic beat-'em-ups like Venom/Spider-Man: Separation Anxiety. Whoa, those are some very high regards, I know, but let me take this opportunity to straighten something out: Your effort is better spent digging out your SNES and finding a copy of Separation Anxiety on eBay. Seriously, as fond as I am of Thor's graphics and that holy mixture of comic-book-gaming goodness, I can't recommend Thor. This game is incredibly shallow. You're given total control over Thor in this two-times-as-tall sidescroller. You can throw his hammer, summon lightning, earthquakes, and wind, and generally beat the snot out of an every baddie who's stupid enough to get in your way.
An ordinary person might look at a hammer and see a blunt instrument that could be used to pound nails into a rocking horse or swing set. But if you're a Norse god, a hammer is far more useful as a bludgeoning device against your mortal enemies. In Thor: God of Thunder, you swing your mighty weapon with a gung-ho, everything-must-be-smashed attitude that only those of divine parentage can pull off without serious repercussions. Fire demons, ice giants, and even stalagmites crumble before your unbridled wrath, with the only reprieve from your hammering action coming when you summon bolts of lightning or gusts of wind to employ a dose of elemental chaos. This mash-happy game contains little diversity or strategy, focusing on Thor's maniacal destructive abilities as you swing your way through a seemingly never-ending horde of enemy forces. Thor: God of Thunder contains the turn-off-your-brain fun present in many brawlers, but tiring repetition drags even immortals back to Earth. Interspersed between your bouts of heedless carnage is a story that explains exactly what got stuck in Thor's craw. At the beginning of your journey, Thor's longtime companion Sif appears to die before his eyes.
As is often the case with licensed multiplatform releases, the Wii version of Thor: God of Thunder was developed separately from the other console versions and offers a markedly different experience. Whereas the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 versions do their best God of War impression with consistently irritating and ugly results, the Red Fly Studio-developed Wii release takes the path of a straightforward beat-em-up -- albeit one where you wield a magical hammer and unleash the forces of nature on unsuspecting foes. While the result here isn't a remarkable action game, God of Thunder offers a largely decent take on the comic hero -- though it dips into mediocrity on occasion On Wii, God of Thunder again skips the film's origin story and dives right into an action-packed quest through familiar worlds from the comics, where you'll battle ice demons and fiery foes alike en route to crushing the monstrous Mangog. Commanding Thor through the enemy waves on Asgard, Earth, and beyond requires a combination of button presses and light Wii Remote movements, as you'll swap between the two for melee attacks, throwing Mjolnir (his mystic hammer), and triggering sweeping lightning, thunder, and wind spells.
There is a flaw that must be mentioned upfront, a grievous error on the part of the Thor franchise that should make any intelligent human cry in pain and disgust. It is a flaw that should, by all rights, make Thor: God of Thunder a complete failure. Thor traverses long stretches of the environment by twirling his hammer about, gathering up kinetic energy and throwing it. He then holds onto the hammer and is carried along with it. What the fuck. This... this is just wrong, a travesty against all that is good in this world; almost, almost, as bad as double-jumping off the air itself. I can stand random lightning, and even the concept that every major character is a deity... but this? This is just horrifying. That said, given that Nick will likely fire me for grading a game on canonical retarded-ness alone, you get a 'B' game. Thor is rather fun - a pleasant surprise - when one is dealing with any sort of movie-tie-in videogame. The player controls Thor, the god of thunder, who is thicker than a sack of shit. There is a sort of sick pleasure - almost like watching a car crash unfold before your eyes - in watching Loki (the personification of chaos) backstab Thor in increasingly overt ways. And each time, Thor's reaction tends to be somewhere along the lines of "What just happened?!
\"Ymir was a frost giant; he was evil from the first. While he slept, he began to sweat. A man and woman grew out of the ooze under his left armpit, and one of his legs fathered a son on the other leg.” That's a quote from my copy of The Norse Myths, as translated by Kevin Crossley-Holland. How does one leg father a son on another leg? I don't think any of us wants to know, but you have to admit that's some damn intriguing storytelling. Here's one of my personal favorites: \"At last they attacked Ymir and killed him. His wounds were like springs; so much blood streamed from them, and so fast, that the flood drowned all the frost giants except Bergelmir and his wife. They embarked in their boat - it was made out of a hollowed tree trunk - and rode on a tide of gore.” Isn't that just beautiful? This is the kind of stuff that I love about mythology and, not coincidentally, the lack of it is in part what turns me off to Marvel's version of Thor. Seriously, have you ever met a person who's said Thor was his favorite hero? You're more likely to hear She-Hulk or Ant-man.
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