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Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters
Debut Green Lantern Trailer is Green With Envy
Written Friday, April 15, 2011 By Dan Webb
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Call me cynical, but the debut gameplay trailer for Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters that hit our inbox today hardly does enough to convince us that the Warner Bros title is going to break the mold for movie-tie ins this summer. You know, the mold that says the vast majority of them suck...

In it we get a glimpse of the Green Lantern fighting off against a number of foes with the power of the Green Lantern Ring at the forefront... that's about as cool as it gets... which admittedly, is pretty cool. But with generic and reused enemies and some rather empty environments, it'll need to up its game somewhat if you ask us. Maybe we're asking too much. Maybe we're right on the money. Who knows!?

But why is it green with envy you ask? Because it wants to be one of the cool kids, but at the moment looks to be failing dismally...

Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters is scheduled for a June 7th and June 10th release in North America and Europe respectively.




 
 

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Comment #1 by H0p3sfalL
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 03:33:19 PM
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Looks okay


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Comment #2 by Flibbity Floid
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 03:34:22 PM
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It scarily looks really good. Wonder how linear it's going to be level/map-wise. It does have a promising trailer but I've been burnde before. Surely keeping a steady eye on it though.


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Comment #3 by glitch12
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 03:47:25 PM
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well, the manhunters ARE robots, so it kindda makes sense for them to look alike.........but thats no excuse for there not to be SOME sort of variety in appearence


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Comment #4 by MemoKS
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 03:57:18 PM
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Double Helix Games... games gonna be scary. mark my words.


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Comment #5 by Thai J
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 04:06:18 PM
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Have there really been any good movie games? King Kong was alright back in the day, Ghostbusters (which wasnt really a "movie" game), was pretty good. Is there anything else? It's a shame because a lot of movies have the story and potential to be a great video game but they always end up being utter crap.


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Comment #6 by TheMovement81
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 04:13:42 PM
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@#5 - The Wolverine game wasn't too shabby at all.


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Comment #7 by Webb [STAFF]
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 04:15:41 PM
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@#6 - And Spider-Man 2.


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Comment #8 by D4RKXPOW3R
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 04:22:47 PM
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#5 Xmen origins Wolverine (was 10x better then the movie), Spiderman 2 & 3, Superman Returns...

If its DC/Marvel, there is hope...but that trailer shows a very boring looking game.


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Comment #9 by Soulreaper 1337
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 04:25:19 PM
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the green lantern is one of the only two good DC heros (batman being the other, superman isnt a character he is an immortal cheap god so not a superhero - though many DC villians are epic) so ill probably rent this no matter what.


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Comment #10 by ViNyLek
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 04:29:15 PM
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IIII don't think so. Cool vid though:-P


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Comment #11 by lp_mcr_fanatic
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 05:01:03 PM
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Meh just looks like another crappy super hero game.


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Comment #12 by maur1c1o
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 05:09:19 PM
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Looks like its been rushed they clearly trying to get this game out in the market asap shame could have been really good just wish they had done it a bit more serious like the batman game will wait till i play it before i can judge it hopes its good though


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Comment #13 by Thai J
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 05:11:12 PM
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@5 and 6. I'll have to give those two a try then. I've become so disenchanted with movie games that I don't give many a try anymore. Now that I think about it, I think I read Webb's review of the Wolverine game and meant to at least GameFly it.


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Comment #14 by zed
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 05:38:42 PM
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d.c rulzs


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Comment #15 by HorsemanOfWar16
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 05:48:51 PM
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I think this game actually looks pretty cool.


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Comment #16 by Eelchad
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 05:51:21 PM
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game looks decent so far but ill reserve judgement until i actually play it. Hey we have arkham asylum and wolverine origins so it could be good.


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Comment #17 by grimlock444
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 06:43:21 PM
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I'm a huge green lantern fan so my opinion is probably biased, but i think this game looks amazing, and even if it isn't, it still accomplishes its goal of suckering in the fans! XD


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Comment #18 by Kyanite
Friday, April 15, 2011 @ 07:42:00 PM
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@ #16 Yeah, the movie of Batman: Arkham Asylum was great so I'm hoping the game . . .

Oh wait.

Anyway, the trailer looks good but that can be accomplished by a good editor. I'm not a huge Green Lantern fan, but it would be nice to see this game turn out well. If nothing else I hope it has a good achievement list.


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Comment #19 by Compgeek_36
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 04:47:14 AM
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@16, must...hold...nerd...rage...back...gahhh

Batman: Arkham Asylum is not based on any particular movie...
I will digress from there. Wolverine and Spider-man 2 were good games, but I must say I enjoy ones based off of the comics more, anyone remember Spider-man on the PS1? I feel that is the way that these 'movie' games should go, where it does not retell the story, but gives you some more back story of the movie or something along that lines. These movie makers need to keep out of the game making process, give some very base materials, and keep the game development separate from the movie making. There is a reason why the Video Game Industry has grown past that of Hollywood, and Interactiveness is one of those key differences, along with the style of story telling.


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Comment #20 by The Kenz
Saturday, April 16, 2011 @ 03:57:43 PM
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This game isn't based on the GL movie...


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Comment #21 by DaChiefOfOwnage
Tuesday, May 03, 2011 @ 03:13:49 AM
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The only thing remotely cool or interesting about this is that you can use his lantern or ring or whatever to conjure crazy shit. But that alone doesn't warrant a purchase.

Maybe I'll just buy it for the amazing graphics, brilliant audio and deep story, incredible level design and varied enemy types.

Oh wait...


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Comment #22 by Guizon Maltrov
Sunday, May 22, 2011 @ 09:42:02 PM
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I want MK vs DC universe 2 ...
but this time with an open world story mode!


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