The history of Terminator videogames is spotty at best, much in thanks to the license being abused more than Harry Potter, James Bond and the Ninja Turtles put together. There was a Terminator chess game for gods sake! Then again without that rampant abuse we would have never been able to see the T-800 fight RoboCop, so we can’t always grumble. But enough with fond memories of mediocre games, let’s talk about what’s happening now.
Warner Bros’ Interactive Entertainment, Equity Games Production and Halcyon Games are bringing us the game based on Terminator Salvation, the new Terminator film starring the second sexiest man in cinema, Christian Bale. The game, which is being released in conjunction with the film in May of 2009, will feature the player taking on the role of John Connor, fighting Skynet in the future. The game will be a third-person action game with concentrated armed combat, and will feature new enemies for the Terminator cannon.
The press release tosses around a lot of words like “cinematic” and “fluid control system,” but I just want to be able to shoot robots with big guns. I mean isn’t that what Terminator is all about? This one might have some hope since WBIE usually doesn’t let its franchises go to total waster and developer GRIN, who worked on the PC versions of Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon Advanced Warfighter games, has a decent enough track record.