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Tron 2.0

Sunday, October 05, 2003 by SpartaChris || [0 Comments]

Tron 2.0
Overall: 4
Graphics: 5
Interface: 4
Multiplayer: 2
Tron 2.0 takes off from where the original movie Tron left off. Assuming the Character of Jet Bradley (son of Alan Bradley who created Tron in the first place), you enter the digital world of computers, fighting your way through networks, pc's and PDA's. Filled with witty humor, amazing sound, stunning graphics, and the ever popular light-cycle grid, Tron 2.0 is a must have for both geeks and gamers alike.

Graphics/Display:

The graphics are pure visual bliss, holding true to the original movie. Although seemingly simple, the developers (Monolith, who also created No One Lives Forever) made sure to pay close attention to the tiniest detail, creating a digital world with the utmost realism.

Interface/Controls:

The interface is your basic first person shooter keyboard and mouse combo, using the WASD configuration. There are other keys you will use to upgrade and configure your memory as well as to defrag bad memory blocks and run a virus scan. You will also need to keep one finger on the save key.

Multiplayer (if any):

The multiplayer is a bit different than most first person shooters. You have the option of playing in a disc arena or racing on a light-cycle grid. The disc arena is not your typical FPS death-match. Using your disc as the primary weapon, your mission is to de-rez members of the opposing team. Beware of the floor however, as it tends to re-configure itself, causing you to fall through into the void of unwanted computer programs. The light-cycle grid pits you against computer or human contestants in a battle to be the last racer. True to the movie, the light-cycles provide high speed racing action with head to head combat. They are definitely worth spending a couple of hours on. Unfortunately they don’t run very well on the net due to the high ping required, so it is best to try and race the cycles at a lan.

Summary:

The only thing I don’t like about the game is the multi-player. It’s fun for a while, but unfortunately, it gets really old really quick. Putting that aside, Tron 2.0 is one of the most fun games I have ever had a chance to play. It is not only graphically gorgeous, but it is fast paced and very challenging, and it’s story holds true as an extension of the movie. I recommend this game to both die hard and casual gamers alike.

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