Out of all the recent
TMNT games this is probably the best one. I still think the retro Ninja Turtle arcade games are the best overall. Out of the Shadows
may not be the best super hero game out there but still the best recent TMNT game. It's not cartoony and has good graphics. The Turtles have a realistic look to them but don't confuse them with the childhood-destroying spawns that Michael Bay produced. (Thank goodness he didn't make this game!) This game isn't based on any movies and released before the new movie. This version of the Turtles is more like the new Nickelodeon version, just more realistic. The fighting techniques and combos are good and even on solo the other Turtles will fight along with you and they actually help. You can also select different Turtles anytime you want, you don't have to wait to die to select. The voice acting is good too and stays faithful to the classic voices.
I'd say my only complaints about this game is the camera views. You can control the camera with the right joystick (if playing on Xbox controller) but the camera stays so close to the Turtle you're playing it can sometimes get annoying. Also the camera sometimes likes to hide behind part of the environment like a support beam or pole. It doesn't make it unplayable but you sometimes have to really be on that right joystick to move it.Pros
Graphics (not cartoony)*
Ability to select Turtles at will
Training dojo in Sewer - This is good in case you forget how to fight and need to remember the controls.Cons
Camera - isn't terrible but sometimes needs corrected by player. Also sometimes too close to the Turtle your playing, no way to zoom out.
Chapter 3 boss - The game is very enjoyable up to this point. This boss fight is challenging. Don't expect to beat this fight the first time.
*The Ninja Turtles in this game is based on the Nickelodeon cartoon. They seem to have the same characteristics but more realistic graphics.