TMNT - Out of the Shadows - First Impressions

*Disclaimer: This post will be a first impression/mini review of the game. Check the youtube video and let me know what you think.  Also this post is my opinion of the game and mine only I'm just a humble gamer that loves my hobby.*

TMNT: Out of the Shadows - First Impressions

First its important to say that this game is based off of the new cartoon that just wrapped up its first season on Nickelodeon. It is developed by Red Fly Studios and published by Activision.  Red Fly is a decent developer and while I am not the biggest fan of their work they are not  completely worthless.  I have a few issues with the game and a lot of them I think will probably be taken care of in patches.  Graphically, the game looks pretty weird.  They tried to go with a more realistic type look and for the most part it sometimes works and at other times it doesn't.  What I mean is, while the foot clan, mousers, and purple dragons look somewhat normal; the turtles, the kraang, some of the environments just look drab.  Another thing that I encountered during my play through was occasional dips in framerate and a glitch that came out of nowhere that made the game unplayable and I had to restart the game.  It only happened once so I have no idea what I did.  Like I said a few things that can be taken care of with a patch or two or three.

Despite this there are some things that I like about this game.  I thought that they did a great job with the gameplay.  You get ability points that you can use to power up one of the brothers.  Each of the brothers have a different gameplay style and its fun to switch up and use each of the brothers strengths.  Each turtle also has different finishers that you must unlock using the aforementioned ability points.  Please keep in mind that the points that you get should be used for all of the turtles as they group them together.  Be careful when spending the points because if you have to switch between turtles you don't want to be without moves and abilities. Right now I am about two and a half hours in and despite the problems I have had I am still enjoying myself.  Oh before I forget they do not have the voice cast from the show and it sucks.  I really wish they could have gotten the voice cast from the show because the cast they have sound like they are doing impressions of the voice cast from the show.  Before I finish I just wanted to say that I really like the soundtrack to the game I think that it was really well done.

I still have some more to go in the game and I haven't had a chance to jump in to multiplayer yet.  Once I have I will post a full review, until then take care and have a great Labor Day Weekend.

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