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Thor: God of Thunder (DS)

Thor: God of Thunder (DS)
alaScore 85

28 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 28 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the graphics. The action is also appreciated, but there are some negative comments about the story.

action, graphics

story

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Nintendo DS Games the Thor: God of Thunder (DS) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Thor: God of Thunder (DS)

 

Thor is not your typical superhero. As a Norse god, he spends more time concerned with the mythical realm of Asgard than with happenings here on Earth. Millennia old, he commands the power of thunder, and with his hammer Mjolnir, he can fly at...

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Thor: God of Thunder Review

 

God of ?eh?

Interesting rune system, plenty of combos and upgrades to purchase

You don?t really need them, unclear where story fits in relation to movie

Brandon Cackowski-Schnell is a regular contributor to GameShark and is the cohost of Jumping the Shark , GameShark.com's official podcast and co-founder of No High Scores.

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Thor: God of Thunder Review for the DS

 

YYaaaawwwwwwnnnnnn....

Amazing pedigree; Responsive combat controls

Terrible execution; Tacked-on touch screen support; Lather Rinse Repeat, Lather Rinse Repeat, and so forth; Moves don't upgrade and super moves don't always work; Flat 2D, no old-school beat-em-up depth

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Thor: God of Thunder (DS) Review

 

The video game version of the Marvel blockbuster is out; is it a hit or another failure for the movie-related video game genre?

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Thor: God of Thunder Playtest – Possesses The Power Of Thor

 

Thor spans both DS screens, so there's a lot of vertical room to move around in. Luckily, combat is designed around this aspect of the game, which is great.

Thor can also perform Ninjitsu-like moves, Shinobi III style. You can choose between different Ninjutsu moves using the L button, and once your “godly power metre” is full, tap the touchscreen to use one of these. Lightning strikes, powerful winds…you...

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Thor: God Of Thunder

 

Sometimes old-fashioned is a good thing. And sometimes it's just old-fashioned.

Given WayForward’s adherence to the classics, the company should remember that a colorful, barely interactive background is one of the chief pleasures of the beat-’em-up. Games like this require a constant stream of landmarks and colorful...

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Thor: God of Thunder

 

The game plays much like others of the genre; like Ninja Gaiden and God of War, with a button for melee attacks, blocking which can counter and reflect projectiles and magical attacks, which you can select. These attacks, which take the form of...

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Thor: God of Thunder Review

 

This game adaption is less "god of war and thunder," and more "god of snore and blunder."

Though the initial trailers were unconvincing, I'm happy to say that Marvel's first Thor film looks to be a winner. Relative newcomer Chris Hemsworth reportedly turns in a commanding performance as the titular Norse god, a supremely well-respected...

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Thor: God of Thunder Nintendo DS Review

 

If you grew up playing Super Nintendo and Genesis or just have a soft spot for 16-bit beat-em-ups, Thor offers several hours of monster bashing fun. Obviously, you play as the Norse god, charged with saving Asgard from a troll invasion.

Attractive 16-bit style graphics, action across both screens, humongous bosses, a variety of runes to equip

Supremely repetitive

Developer WayForward is like a box of chocolates. As Forrest Gump would say, you never know what you're going to get. The company's responsible for Ping Pals, one of the worst games on DS, as well as Contra 4, arguably one of the best. Sega's Thor: God...

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Thor: God of Thunder Review

 

Impressive boss battles aren't enough to save Thor: God of Thunder from its shallow combat.

Memorable boss fights against massive foes ; Attractive visuals

Shallow combat ; Action rarely changes in any meaningful way

In addition to the Story mode, there's a Survival mode in which you see how long you can stay alive while fighting off wave after wave of enemies. The combat is no more exciting here than in the Story mode, so there's little reason to bother with this...

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