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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra Preview

by: MD Weems ; edited by: Michael Hartman ; updated: 4/17/2012 • Leave a comment

It seems that plenty of old school favorites are returing to the big screen and your game console, and G.I. Joe proves to be no different. Here is your preview of G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

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    G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra

    gi joe box When I heard that this game was coming out, I couldn't help but get excited. I had plenty of these action figures in my collection when I was younger and watched the cartoons and all that jazz. So, when I started to hear the rumors that G.I. Joe would be gracing my gaming console, well, I had to take notice. Here is the good thing about this upcoming game, you'll find it on the Wii, PS3, PS2, PSP, and even PC's - so just about anyone will be able to grab up and play it.

    With a new toy line and a movie coming out in the summer of 2009, it's a great time to release a console game to boost sales. Let's just hope that the game lives up to all the hype.

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    Story Line

    EA has already let loose so many great screen shots and much about the game that it looks like it's shaping up to be a good one. The game itself will pick up where the movie leaves off, which means that you'll be playing new material, and not what you watched in the movie like in other games. Another good point, the beginning of the game won't spoil the movie for you, so when it releases, you can easily grab it up and play without worrying about messing up the movie for yourself.

    The game itself is broken up into different campaigns that cover a ton of different types of terrain, so you shouldn't get bored. You'll have the option of desert, jungles, cities, and even the vast cold of the arctic. From the images that I've seen so far of G.I. Joe, it looks like a vamped up version of Contra with the advantages of a great arcade style FPS.

    You'll get to choose between 12 different G.I. Joe classic characters, each with their own special weapon and abilities to help you kick some Cobra butt. And, from what EA has released so far, there will also be four Cobra characters that you'll be able to play as well. There are both male and female characters that we all grew up with, some of everyone's favorites, such as Storm Shadow, Snake Eyes, and Heavy Duty.

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    Game Play

    One of the main good things that I have noticed about the game itself is that if you are playing with a friend, they can easily jump in and out of your area and help you easily (and vise versa). If you are familiar with any of the "lego" games that have recently come out, it's the same basic principle. But, if you are playing alone, the computer will take over. You will have to keep a constant eye out for the items that are constantly flying all over and the mobs that will always be on the look out for you. Be on top of your weapon all the time, as you'll have to be unleashing a constant stream of bullets toward your enemies. Not too much is known about the game play overall except that this is a massive shooting style game. Be expecting tons of action with the opposing faction, all the time, in your face. I only hope that EA lives up to what they have told us all so far about G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra.

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    From the images and trailers that have been released so far, I can only hope that the overall graphics that EA finally releases are as good as these are. The detail is superb and the colors are downright awesome. You can check out some of the better screenshots that have been released below.

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    Images From G.I Joe: The Rise of Cobra

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    Well, in my opinion, I am praying that G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is as good as EA says it will be. I loved G.I. Joe when I was younger, as I'm sure that many people did. So, we'll see what EA comes up with and how the game - and the movie - turns out. As soon as we can find out more about the G.I. Joe game that will be coming to Xbox 360, PS2, PS3, PSP, DS, and Wii this summer.