According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Violence
Parents have little to worry about with Rise of Apocalypse's Teen rating. The level of violence and language is no worse than that featured in the various Marvel comic books and movies. There's no blood, sex, or gore to worry about, either.
Hardcore gamers may find the inclusion of online play to be a selling point, but other than that, there's not a whole lot to set this game apart from last year's X-Men game. If playing online is a vital element in deciding whether to buy or rent, then go ahead and splurge on this game—the online element is entertaining.
Casual gamers will almost assuredly want to wait for a price drop. The game is very good, but if you played last year's incarnation, it's hard to justify dropping $50 on a game that doesn't really bring anything new to the table.
Deaf and Hard of Hearing Gamers will be pleased to know that the game is fully subtitled so they won't miss out on any of the plot or humorous exchanges between members of the X-Men and the Brotherhood.
A film critic by trade, specializing in Euro-horror, cult exploitation, and Asian action cinema, Mike has written reviews for a diverse group of print and online publications. He covers horror news, movies, books, and games at TheHorrorGeek.com and Horrorsquad.com and spent two seasons as The Horror Geek on Comedy Central's pop-culture game show, Beat the Geeks.
Mike's childhood was spent playing videogames any time he got a chance. His parents had a Pong console and his grandmother had an Atari 2600, where Mike cultivated his skills by playing hour upon hour of games like Space Invaders, Berserk, and Asteroids. From those early experiences Mike learned one thing: he loved games.
In 1999, Mike became a staff reviewer at Cinescape Magazine's website where he spent a year learning the craft of game criticism. After internal changes led to Mike leaving Cinescape in late 2000, he joined up with RPGFan in 2001 and spent several years writing reviews for them. Happy, but looking for an opportunity to expound on a wider variety of titles, Mike joined GameCritics.com and hopes to help Chi, Dale, and the rest of the GC staff bring a higher level of respect to the field of game criticism.