||Refreshingly, this is not a rehash of the film. Iron Man 2 takes place in the movie universe, but after the events of the new flick. If you're worried about spoilers, there aren't any in this game, but then there really isn't much of a story to this game at all. All told, it should take you five hours or so to cruise through this tale that revolves around some bad guys trying to steal a copy of Jarvis, Tony Stark's AI butler, and using it to create Ultimo, a giant robot that melds with a human and can heal itself. Before each mission, you'll get to choose if you want to play as War Machine or one of several Iron Man suits...To get to the final boss battle, you'll need to wail through eight chapters filled to the brim with robots, tanks, and helicopters. This stuff isn't bad, but it isn't all that good. Blowing things up is fun, but just dashing to the side over and over again to dodge dumb enemies isn't that great. The trouble with the first Iron Man game was that flying, fighting and surviving were chores ? they weren't fun and they were super-frustrating. In Iron Man 2, the battles are rarely frustrating, but they're also rarely fun. Blowing up a whole bunch of things on a tank over and over again gets boring. You can just float around, blast bad guys with one or your four weapon slots, and move on to the next yellow objective marker...Iron Man 2 has some good ideas -- the custom loadouts, the different armors, and Cheadle and Jackson providing voices -- but they don't pan out. In the end, this is an uninspired brawl from one mission to the next. You don't need to worry about much, the game isn't that hard, and it'll be over before you know it.