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Dead to Rights: Retribution
9 June 2012
Excerpt: The Dead to Rights series first got unleashed in 2002 and allowed us to meet Jack Slate, a cop in Grant City, and his loyal dog Shadow. It was a pleasant game but no top title. Still I had the idea that this could become the start for a truly awesome series.
Excerpt: I like biting off men's genitalia as much as the next guy, but after a while it tends to get a bit old. Once you've chomped and chewed your eleventh set of meat-and-two-veg, it simply ceases to be that big of a deal.
Conclusion: And it isn't as if I'm above a healthy dose of blood, gore and basic action. The aforementioned Yakuza remains one of my favourite series, I adore Gears, and I enjoyed playing through the likes of WET and Stranglehold.
Conclusion: With its phenomenal boss fights, great graphics, retro minigames, variety of side-quests and good sense of humour, No More Heroes 2 is an easy recommendation for any Wii fan looking for some violent fun.
Summary: Dead to Rights: Retribution doesn't try to reinvent the wheel; instead it's perfectly fine wallowing in the franchise's past successes. With disappointing visuals, a lame story and an endlessly dreary backdrop, there's very little to like about this fourth Dead to Rights game.
Conclusion: If you played through and enjoyed the original campaign, this is a worthwhile pick up, but be advised it's a brief ride unless you keep playing Riot Control. If we see further DLC for this game, I just hope it's a more significant addition to the campaign.
Summary: How is it possible that we're already into our fourth iteration of the Dead to Rights franchise? This is a series that started in 2002 with a middling Xbox and PlayStation 2 game. From there we got a much-maligned sequel and a mediocre PlayStation Portable game.
Excerpt: I guess I need to always remind myself that no matter how far into a generation we get mediocrity will continue to live on. What am I getting at? Well, as you can already guess, I'm calling Dead to Rights Retribution a mediocre game, and that's simply the truth.