To ribbons

July 1, 2005 by Tim

So I was sort of disappointed with Batman Begins. Not the movie, the video game. I loved the movie, but the video game just… I dunno… leaves something to be desired.

When I saw it in action at E3, I knew they were taking the right approach to it, in what seemed to be almost a ‘splinter cell-ish’ sort of quiet, sneaking beat-em up. The same way the movie did that correctly with Batman. Using the shadows, using stealth and fear.

That graphics are damned great. Especially the character faces. Liam Neeson, Morgan Freeman and Christian Bale all look exactly like their real-world counterparts.

But once you get below the nice looking graphics, there isn’t much game there. I mean, Batman is a detective, but there is no skill involved with figuring out what to do. It’s so straightforward that it gets a little bland sometimes. I think I was hoping for a better platform experience.

From what I heard, the Fantastic Four video game also falls up short. But I expect the movie to do the same.

Conker: Live and Reloaded more or less lives up to what I expected and was hoping for. The graphics are just gorgeous, and single player is just as wonderful as I remember it. I haven’t dabbled with the multiplayer at all, and it’s not something that particularly interested me.

The humor in the latest installment lives up to the predecessor, with all of the great spoofs you’d expect.

I found myself enjoying the voice-acting again as well. The sound is very well done in Live and Reloaded.


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