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5 reasons Wolverine the video game is better than the movie

Wolverine vs. Wolverine: Here are five reasons why the video game version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is better than the movie.

  • 1. Blood and Guts with a Severed Head on Top.


    Within the first few seconds of booting up X-Men Origins: Wolverine, you'll know how relentlessly gruesome this bloodbath of a video game is. In the game's opening, Wolvie uses his triple-bladed Ginsus to butcher several soldiers, stabbing one through his skull and going Jack the Ripper-stab crazy on the bellies of two others. Wolverine then gets a shotgun blast to his torso, and the camera gives us an up close look at the gaping hole in him, which begins to fill up with flesh and muscle.
    Mind you, this is all within the first couple of minutes of the game. You can also behead enemies, hack off their arms and legs, use your claws as a human-eating blender, and even ram your claws into their chests, slicing downward and splitting them open like a fish.
    If you couldn't tell, Wolverine is a Mature-rated game while hardly a drop of blood is shown in the film, which has a PG-13 rating.
  • 4. Vastly Better Fights with Wolverine's Enemies, including a 300-Foot-Tall Sentinel that's Not in the Movie at all


    Without spoiling the X-Men Origins: Wolverine game for anyone, let's just say that the boss fight against the card-throwing Cajun mutant, Gambit, is hands-down one of the most epic moments in the game. As for the fight against the two iconic characters in the film, well... it's not memorable at all, and is actually one of the weaker action sequences in the whole flick. Wolverine's insanely intense battle against a skyscraper-sized killer Sentinel in the game isn't even in the film at all.
  • Wolverine vs. Wolverine: Here are five reasons why the video game version of X-Men Origins: Wolverine is better than the movie.
    Okay, so maybe it's not [[xref:http://www.gamepro.com/games/ps2/114587/god-of-war-ii/|God of War II|God of War II]] (in fact, it [[xref:http://www.gamepro.com/article/reviews/209921/x-men-origins-wolverine-360/|suffers from more than a few drawbacks|X-Men Origins: Wolverine]]), but X-men: Origins Wolverine is a hundred times better than the new brain-meltingly rotten film starring Hugh Jackman. Here's five of the reasons why.

  • 2. It's Our First Taste of What a Next-Gen God of War Game Will Feel Like.


    The combat in the game definitely borrows a lot from Kratos' slew of vicious attacks, to the point where it feels like you're playing an X-Men-skinned version of God of War as you're ripping packs of enemies apart. And while the game fails to reach the caliber of any game in the God of War series, from [[xref:http://www.gamepro.com/games/ps2/107880/god-of-war/|the original|God of War]] to [[xref:http://www.gamepro.com/games/psp/131221/god-of-war-chains-of-olympus/|Chains of Olympus|God of War: Chains of Olympus]], it should please GoW fans, making the wait for [[xref:http://www.gamepro.com/games/ps3/139061/god-of-war-iii/|God of War III|God of War III]] a bit more bearable.
  • 5. More X-Men Lore in the Game


    The team behind the game has said in interviews that 90% of what you see in the film X-Men Origins: Wolverine is featured in its video game counterpart. But the events in the movie make up less than half of what's in the game. To put it in other words, fans of the Adamantium-clawed, raging mutant will get to experience a great deal more of Wolverine's savage adventures in the game.
  • 3. Not as Much Embarrassingly Stupid-Looking Weapon XI


    While X-Men Origins: Wolverine wasn't quite as horrendous as X-Men 3: The Last Stand, I simultaneously wanted to laugh and vomit when Weapon XI appeared on the screen. His face is supposed to be surgically sealed shut, but it just looks silly and fake. He also looks like someone took a sharpie to his bare chest and drew a bunch of lines all over him. To top it all off, he's played by Ryan Reynolds when he's still Deadpool, who's one notch below Ashton Kutcher on the douche meter. Thankfully, his presence in the game is toned down a whole bunch.
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