Iron Man 2 The Videogame [Xbox 360]
The controls in Iron Man 2 have been simplified in response to complaints from the first game. Double tapping one of the triggers launches Iron Man or War Machine into flight. Pushing forward on the left stick will increase their speed, while pushing back will have the opposite effect.
A variety of weapons are available to Iron Man and War Machine to use to dispatch their enemies. Gattling guns, rocket launchers, missiles and more can be selected by the left and right D-pad buttons and activated with the respective triggers. You can have two weapons operating at once, with each being used by the left or right triggers independently. Before every mission you can choose between Iron Man or War Machine and choose a variety of modifications to the suit. You can also swap weapons, and add modifiers such as extra range or damage and even different ammo types. There are a variety of different suits for both characters, from the classics to the suits from the first movie. Everything you do during the game will earn research points, which is the currency used to unlock new upgrades, ammo and suits.
Iron Man 2 will have missions that occur within buildings. While Iron Man is capable of taking flight whenever he wants, the restricted space means you will spend some missions hoofing it. On foot the game will play much like a third person shooter. The right stick will move the camera and the reticule in the middle of the screen. Should a bad guy get too close to Iron Man, melee moves can put them down quickly. Should Iron Man find himself near a weaker enemy like a tank or helicopter, he can do a quick power attack that completely incapacitates the enemy. Interestingly enough, various fighting styles will be unlocked as you progress through the game. While this hasn’t been confirmed, this could mean that there will be various combos for different fighting styles. Iron Man 2 will also make use of a health system similar to Halo: Combat Evolved. Attacks initially take down Iron Man’s shields and only then start damaging his health. His shields will recharge but Iron Man isn’t Wolverine: he can’t just recover health automatically.
Iron Man may not have the most well known cast of villains in comic books, but that doesn’t make them any less likely of desiring to break Tony Stark’s armor. The Crimson Dynamo is the only confirmed villain to appear but we expect villains from the movie Whiplash and Justin Hammer to appear in some shape or form.