|Thor: Son of Asgard|
|Developer(s)||Disney Mobile Games Studios|
|Writer(s)||Bryan J.L. Glass|
|Release||10 May 2011|
|Genre(s)||Beat 'em up|
Thor: Son of Asgard is an beat 'em up video game developed by Disney Mobile's Prague studio for iOS, based on Marvel Comics' Thor.
Beat 'em up is a video game genre featuring hand-to-hand combat between the protagonist and an improbably large number of opponents. Traditional beat 'em ups take place in scrolling, two-dimensional (2D) levels, though some later games feature more open three-dimensional (3D) environments with yet larger numbers of enemies. These games are noted for their simple gameplay, a source of both critical acclaim and derision. Two-player cooperative gameplay and multiple player characters are also hallmarks of the genre. Most of these games take place in urban settings and feature crime-fighting and revenge-based plots, though some games may employ historical, science fiction or fantasy themes.
Disney Mobile is a division of Disney Interactive, a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company, that designs mobile apps, content and services.
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The story is based on a comics version of Thor. Cutscenes are made from comic book-styled animation. The character itself is on the other hand based on his movie version, his persona and the suit.
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The player controls the character Thor. The game features a simple Beat 'em up gameplay. The player fights hordes of enemies. His weapon is his Hammer that can be used to hit enemies or block their attack. He can also use some combos including one hitting all enemies nearby by bolts of lightning.
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Son of Asgard picks up in an alternate dimension of where the Thor film leaves off and sees the Odinson dealing with the fallout of Loki’s actions in his absence. The game follows Thor as he seeks to find out why his sister Sif has apparently betrayed Asgard and joined its enemies. His tasks lead him to a variety of worlds including for example Jotuheim and Alfeim. He has to face enemies including Dark Elves, Trolls, Frost Giants and the Midgard Serpent.
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The game has received mixed to negative reviews. It was praised for its graphics but criticized for its gameplay. It was also praised for its vocal work and further look to the universe of Thor.
Most of the reviews criticised the game for being repetitive. This objection is linked to a lack of upgrades that some reviewers noted. Controls were also criticised for being frustrating and the combat system for lacking in depth, being only about button mashing. The animation was also criticised by some critics for being poor.
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