"G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra is a video game based on a movie that only the truly confident would ever have dared to create. Throughout production, thousands of fans criticized every minute difference from the original source material. Then there were the millions of potential new consumers to consider, people who would never have been satisfied without louder explosions, sharper swords and tighter leather than the franchise had ever seen previously. The effort required to please the masses could easily have kept the film from ever leaving the planning stages and it could also have prevented Electronic Arts from investing the resources necessary to produce a worthwhile tie-in. Fortunately, both of those bullets were dodged... mostly."