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TRON: Evolution

By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Movie-based game with fantasy violence just so-so.

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Tron Evolution

Tron Evolution is the prequel to Disney’s Tron Legacy. This game is phenomenal but takes a while to download. The story and character development is pretty well executed. The graphics are good but could be better. The Light Cycle sequences are the best part of the game. The online portion is really exciting to play. Light Disk battles and Light Cycle battles are extremely fun, especially with friends.

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As a video game, TRON: Evolution is so-so. While some of the action is exciting, such as tank battles and some of the platforming elements, a lot of it is shallow, repetitive, and without tight controls. The combat, for example, is based primarily on tossing discs at enemies (which you can upgrade) but feels like an incomplete game mechanic for its too basic (and thus un-gratifying) execution. The light cycle races also feel lackluster as you don't get a good sense of speed, and it's over shortly before it begins. At least there are multiplayer modes to engage in, including the fun Bit Runner, where you'll earn points for the length of time your team carries the "bit," captured from a fallen player or from the center of the battle arena. In short, while not horrible, this isn't one of Disney's finest games of the year. Note: the Nintendo Wii game, TRON: Evolution Battle Grids, is a different game altogether.

Online interaction: TRON: Evolution can be played online against up to 9 other human opponents, in a number of different game modes. Some game modes take place on foot, others in vehicles; some are player against player while others are team against team. Gamers can chat via headset microphone, if desired, which can lead to hearing bad language.

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