When Disney puts together a movie they go all out with the merchandising. As seen with TRON Legacy, Disney is doing limited edition shoes, sunglasses, toys, and probably a lot more. Somewhere in there I’ve even seen a custom motorcycle company doing a street legal version of the new movie’s lightcycle! One thing is for certain, the videogame TRON: Evolution is a modest attempt to cash in on a very successful movie sequel to the 1982 classic.
Now I want to be very clear when I say that the details of the TRON franchise are beyond me. All I remember from the original film is that the character Tron is a badass program created to restore order to a virtual world developed by a company named ENCOM. Tron's creator, Kevin Flynn, gets zapped into the ENCOM mainframe and both Flynn and Tron must defeat a system called the MCP (or Master Control Program). Of course, all that anyone remembers is the glowing skin tight body suits that all of the "programs" wear and how the different colors designated whether you were a "good" program or "bad" program. In the original movie, the MCP and his henchmen were all red. This made it easy to tell good from evil.
In TRON: Evolution, you’ve to battle not one but two types of enemy programs. As the storyline goes, you are to bridge the gap between the original movie and the sequel. The plot throughout the game is decent enough and is played out through some polished animation and graphics that is worthy of the Disney label. The digital recreation of Jeff Bridges is pretty good. Still, the story details are kind of confusing. In a sense, the game makes you into a voiceless and personality-void system monitor similar to Tron. You are "created," I suppose, to assist Kevin Flynn take out some kind of infection named the Abraxis. These yellow zombie-like programs are apparently some kind of virus that is threatening the Grid (or the digital world that this all takes place in). Somewhere in there, Kevin Flynn’s virtual clone, named Clu, betrays him and decides to take over or kill off a number of digital wonders named Isos (white) that apparently are evolved programs that just appeared and were not created by Flynn. Clu's betrayal is realized when he kills Tron and attempts to kill Flynn and execute his grand plot to kill all Isos. Apparently these Isos are special and independent. Flynn wants to keep them and Clu does not. So, the battle rages on in the Grid with your athletic system monitor battling the Abraxis (yellow) and Clu’s betrayal (orange).