Published on June 19th, 2008 | by simeon0
Deep in the core of a computer network, a corruption is lose and spreading. As the title character Jet Bradley, players descend into the virtual world of Tron 2.0 to locate your father Allan (Bruce Boxleitner), and battle the corruption in this sequel to the film classic.
Twenty years have passed since the events of the movie and Jet finds himself working for his father’s company. The company is in the middle of a hostile takeover and Allan has gone missing while working in his lab. Jet is whisked into the digital world via a virtual program named Maya and tasked with finding his father and protecting his father’s digitization process.
Once in the digital world, players are given the option of a tutorial that will instruct players in the finer points of the game such as downloading files, accessing systems, and using the disc for combat.
Graphically Tron 2.0 is stunning as the Lithtec Triton 2.0 engine brings the digital world of the film to life with an array of images that will have your jaw dropping in amazement.
Eye candy aside, I found myself becoming bored with the game very quickly, as the opponents became tedious. Derezzing a virtual opponent lacked much thrill and the weapon selection was uninspired. The game does have some nice puzzles but they do not elevate Tron 2.0 to anything other than a visually impressive but boring game.
The multiplay aspect of the game is lacking, as the death match mode is limited to disc combat and lacks bots. If you want an online game, you may find yourself waiting 5-10 minutes for enough opponents to arrive to make the game worthwhile.
The best part of the game was the light cycle segments but you can only go against the computer and not other flesh and blood players that seriously hamper this feature.
Tron 2.0 is a good idea that never adds up to expectations and is for hardcore fans of the movie only.
3 stars out of 5