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The Showdown Effect

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Overall 9
8.5

The Showdown Effect

Destructoid
2 September 2013
  • Summary: As the elderly, yet oddly toned kung-fu monk decapitated my time-traveling, identity-losing hero-with-nothing-to-lose for the fifth time in as many minutes, I couldn't really be blamed for impotently throwing my mouse at the television that I can ill-afford, cracking its screen in cathartic rage. But I didn't do that. Instead, I switched to my lightsaber -- yes, my lightsaber -- and leaped back into the fray.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect Review (PC)

Softpedia
10 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Showdown Effect is the kind of competitive gaming experience that can easily swallow up an entire week or even month for the gamer who understands the mechanics and develops the competitive streak that’s the basis for all players versus player multiplayer. It’s also a game that can quickly become frustrating, after an initial burst of fun, because it has a lot of depth, and time and failure are both required to understand and master all the mechanics.
  • Pros: + Action movie theme, + Variety of moves, + Fast-paced action
  • Cons: - Limited number of players, - Confusing at times
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect Review (PC)

Softpedia
10 April 2013
  • Conclusion: The Showdown Effect is the kind of competitive gaming experience that can easily swallow up an entire week or even month for the gamer who understands the mechanics and develops the competitive streak that’s the basis for all players versus player multiplayer. It’s also a game that can quickly become frustrating, after an initial burst of fun, because it has a lot of depth, and time and failure are both required to understand and master all the mechanics.
  • Pros: + Action movie theme, + Variety of moves, + Fast-paced action
  • Cons: - Limited number of players, - Confusing at times
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Overall 8
8.0

Review: The Showdown Effect

Everyday Gamers
25 March 2013
  • Summary: I normally don’t like the idea of buying into a product in the hopes of gaining great content in the long run, be it patched in or via post-release DLC. That being said, Paradox is known for publishing and developing DLC that is excellent in quality and encapsulates the wishes of its fanbase. Arrowhead should also be recognized for the amazing job it did supporting Magicka post release with both timely patching and an awesome variety of DLC.
  • Pros: Humor, one-liners and source material are spot-on, Graphics and sound/music definitely enhance the experience, Lots of unlockables and customization options, Gameplay is perfect for short bursts of time
  • Cons: Lack of gamepad support and learning curve/difficulty may scare some gamers away
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect review

PCGamer Online
23 March 2013
  • Conclusion: A cheap and cheerful action game that won’t win any awards, but provides solid knockabout laughs.
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect

Strategy Informer
22 March 2013
  • Conclusion: This review has rambled on a bit too long, so a summary is needed. Should you buy it? Maybe, as it is cheap. Will you be playing it in a month? Probably not, unless you really get into it. Is it good value if purchased and played with friends? Definitely, it’s at its best. Are there enough people playing to sustain it in the long term? Doubtful.
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Overall 8
8.0

Showdown - Hasta la Vista, Baby

Game Debate
14 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Parody found in video games is often quite thin on the ground. This is largely because we are in a section of the entertainment industry that is still trying to establish credibility and mocking oneself is usually reserved for those with confidence. Arrowhead are brimming with confidence and rightly so. They enjoyed huge success with their first title, Magicka , a game which blends cooperative gameplay with hilarious backstabbing, just because it can be funny.
  • Pros: Cheap, Quick rounds, Great artistic style
  • Cons: Occasional Lag, Server Matching, Limited Content
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Overall 8
8.0

The Showdown Effect

Gamereactor
13 March 2013
  • Conclusion: The Showdown Effect is all about taking down your opponents in style. It's a 2.5D multiplayer platform game for PC and Mac that boasts interactive environments, big guns and silly costumes. Players control a singular character and charge around large arenas looking for enemies to shoot or slice to death. Skill is the bedrock on which the game is formed: you'll get short shrift without it.
  • Pros: + Skill based challenge + Fast-paced action + Homage/parody of classic action films + Decent customisation options
  • Cons: - Some technical issues - Will need more content soon - Some powers/weapons feeling slightly unbalanced
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Overall 7
7.0

The Showdown Effect - Anmeldelse

dk.ign.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: The Showdown Effect fra svenske Arrowhead er ligeså uforskammet hjernedødt underholdende som de film, spillets udviklere tydeligvis er dybt forelskede i. Det vil sige alt med Schwarzenegger ind til James Cameron kom ind i billedet, alt med Sylvester Stallone undtagen Rocky – og ALT med Steven Segall, helt uden undtagelse.
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Overall 8
7.5

The Showdown Effect è più forte di Remo Williams

it.ign.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Eccezion fatta per i migliori esponenti del genere, i film action di certo non spiccano per la profondità della sceneggiatura: la caratterizzazione del protagonista è spesso abbozzata, se non addirittura assente, e le scene più spettacolari sono talmente inverosimili da risultare persino ridicole.
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