G.I. JOE: The Rise of Cobra
Not too terrible.
Before I begin my review I will say I am a die hard G.I. Joe fan, and this was the first Xbox game I ever played. The game is not as bad as many people make it out to be. The only real problem is the fact you cannot control the camera angles, other than this I would say it is comparable to Marvel's Ultimate Alliance. It is a short game, but even my 18 year old brother had fun as heavy duty. In short if you want a shoot and bash game with a good plot you will like it. If you are looking for something edgier, or something that feels more like a comic book, see my product recommendations below.
Rent before buying
I will start out with the simple gameplay. Missions are quite easy, not much of a challenge (for me). It would be better for kid gamers as they don't really mind graphics as much, the friendly language used in the game, and the ability that a 2nd player can join at any time without a sign-in of a gamertag needed. The game is in 3rd person, like Army of Two and Gears of War. The camera angles can be somewhat annoying at times. You can pick between the characters for the missions, i.e. Duke, Ripcord, Scarlett, Snake-eyes, Heavy Duty. Selection of the mission you want to do is available. Controls are pretty basic, I've spent about 6 hours and have made it about half-way through the game. I recommend renting before buying, unless you are a die-hard G.I. Joe fan! This game is not the best I have ever played and by-far not the worst, but I do recommend a rental or borrow it, before you buy it and are disappointed. I was honest about the level of graphics in this review, as Halo: Reach, The Force Unleashed II would have a 10, this games isn't bad but definitely not the best.
Movie is a win Game is a EPIC FAILURE
Theres not much about this game i can say but this game is 3 words REALLY REALLY BAD the gameplay is terrible i felt like i was back in Sega Genisis days. The shooting is bad. This game is so bad i think i would rather play a barbie game then this.I didnt play the game for more than 15 minuets before i had enough of it.After that it went into my games to sell stack.It belongs on a shelf in a store not to be bought in a million years
Combination of a few classics.
I am going to go out on a limb with this review. Unlike others, I truly like this game. Now this is not anything new, it definitely is not a Call of Duty or groundbreaking in any way. This game is a throw back much like the movie. Some gamers may not remember games like Commando, Ikari Warriors, Contra, Super Contra on the original NES or GiJoe (1992 by Konami) in the arcade. This game reminds me a lot of the afformentioned games. I has a little bit of old school flavor. It is very linear and I am ok with that. I think the story is good and the characters are done well too. It has a lot of old school GIJoe thrown into it with some vehicles, etc. It reminds me of what I used to really enjoy playing but with a modern day twist and upgrade in graphics. It also has a few neat little things thrown in there as well. I know a lot of younger gamers think this game is horrible and with what your options are today I fully understand, but for you older upper 20s and 30s somethings that now play GIJOE with your little ones or are looking for something that reminds you of the good old days, I suggest that you check this one out with an open mind and I bet more often than not you will be pleasantly surprised with this title.
Some things are better left alone!!!
I will be totaly honest about this game...The good thing is, it has a great storyline that does not follow the movie in it's entierty, the point system to unlock the rest of the Joe team is great which is based on how much damage you deal on a board, good quality sound with a little hint of old school G.I. joe theme, easy control, the graphics are great, they realy made the environment and landscaping look real...Now the bad, the characters are to small, the lack of gamers being able to control the camara view makes it difficult to find some of the hidden Joe files and brief cases, the lack of camara views is what makes this game tank, it's difficult to see an enemy soldier thats off the screen unless you advance in the board and sometime's thats not a garantee and even if you back track the way the game is railed you would not know if there is a hidden object behind a boulder or a baracade.
Fun...but with issues
The worst part of this game is the camera angles. Sometimes you can not even see what you are shooting at. The game is kind of fun and adds a lot of detail on the classic joes from the 1980's toy collection. When you start out the game it will start you on an easy difficulty, but it really does not unlock many of the rewards of the game. So I would suggest for you to choose a difficulty of ADVANCED. Some of the vehicles that you can drive that I have found so far only seems to be Snow Job's Articcat. Some of the enemy's are very simple to destroy, but the true enemy's with a heavy defense is when you need to battle against Cobra HISS tanks and these annoying flying hubs that have their own force fields and rockets. I would recommand on your later levels to make sure you have Heavy Duty on your team, he seems to destroy enemy targets a lot faster and can smash up things quicker with his super strength.
If I were you, I would lower my expectations for this one.
It is very rare that there's been a sucessful video game directly based on a movie that's coming out at the same time. And I don't think that G.I Joe: The rise of cobra: The video game, will break that cycle. Now Peter Jackson's: King Kong was a huge exception(That game was pretty incredible.) But anyways: I saw one of the preveiw videos and I was very unimpressed. The gameplay looks very generic. It seems like it wouldn't have any originality to it at all. The graphics look stale and not up to a seventh-generation HD graphics standard(More like ps2 graphics standard.) I beleive that if the gameplay is gonna suck then the graphics should atleast be decent and up to standard, lol. So in summation I would like to say that this game seems like it would be appealing to a person below the age of 12 but would get boring very quickly even for a 9 year old. If I were a video game critic I would give it a 5.0 rating just by looking at a couple preveiw videos.
Im a huge fan of the gijoe series i grew up with the comic books and the action figures. now im a little to old for action figures but ill still flip on the video games. When I heard a vide game was coming out for the 360 i was excited. But after watching the clips for it, I definitely had a change of heart. The game looks crappy for a new gen game. Also no xbox live, what a buzz kill. I might rent it.
This game looks like a PS2 game and not a good one. It has no mechanics that havn't been done before and I am sure it will only follow the movie story and we have to hope the movie is any good. This game seems rushed and just enough to get some dope to buy it because of the hype of the film. This game has nothing appealing to offer and at ****** this will surely not attract me.
looking forward to playing the game, but it would appear it does not support xbox live, why even bother buying the game if you cant enjoy it, the graphics look metallic like on a pc game, like on command and conquer generals zero hour which they need to put on the xbox, but thats another story.