The bar for movie-tie-in games has officially been raised. In my estimation it began officially with Wanted: Weapons of Fate, right before that the Bond tie-in games were still a little weak, but after Wanted we had Wolverine and now Terminator that are both looking like pretty solid B/B+ games from what I’m seeing. The gore-fest alone that is Wolverine makes me want to play it.
Looking at the new Terminator Salvation gameplay video reminded me a lot of the Wanted cover-transition effects (which looked great, so it’s a +1) as well as some of the run-and-gun of Uncharted… I think it’s the pacing of the game that made me think of Uncharted:
Looked a little bit “shoot the machines… over and over and over”, possibly falling into the trap that Star Wars: The Force Unleashed fell into with repetitive gameplay, but who knows, there might be more under the covers.