Like many other fellow gamers, I initially thought I was in for a movie tie-in with very little story and the usual batch of brainless enemies to beat up. On the whole, that is pretty much what the game delivers, but there is also so much more to it.
What sets this game apart from many other movie inspired video games is its excellent mechanics. Each of its 10 levels plays out in two ways: you can either march through on foot and wail on enemies with all kinds of weapon upgrades (huge hammers, gaitlin guns, laser beams just to name a few) or you can just fly through an on-rails level and blast soaring enemies with your power ring. While the airborne levels are not exactly exciting and can be quite repetitive, the ground levels are just so much fun especially for fans of the third-player action genre.
While going at it on the ground, the God of War influences will soon become obvious to you. In this respect, you not only have attacks, but also grabs, special moves and even on screen prompts while fighting boss battles. To make things even more interesting, all attacks and special moves are actually upgradable and there is a lot to tweak. You can switch weapons as you unlock them after levelling up and personalise your own combo moves.
I think it would be fair to say that this game will not only appeal to Green Lantern fans, but also to third-person action fans, like me. The only down side to this game is that it is very easy to beat. It took me exactly one day to beat the game ( and earn all of its 41 trophies) while playing on the hardest difficulty. However, given the ease with which you can earn all trophies, trophy collectors might well want to pick up this game for this very reason.