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Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard (PS3) Review
5 October 2009
Summary: The reason why parodies of movies work is that they require no input from the person viewing them. Disaster Movie doesn’t require any input from me, so it doesn’t matter how bad the movie actually is. But in a video game I have to actually give feedback to the game and put in effort, and if the game isn’t fun to play, then it all falls apart. A parody of a video game can only work if it is actually well made and fun to play.
Summary: Looking for a game with some seriously fast paced action, a great cover system, and a top notch story? Well, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is not that game. Instead, Eat Lead puts players in control of Matt Hazard, a video game action star privy to a lifetime contract with the fictional video game development company Marathon Megasoft.
PS3/X360 Review - 'Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard'
25 March 2009
Summary: Offering an original story line and an off-the-wall cast of characters, D3Publisher's third-person shooter Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard parodies some of the most beloved genres of games and pop culture.
Excerpt: Just when we thought the overcrowded shooter genre couldn't possibly accept any more bald space marines, along comes Matt Hazard in Eat Lead. This third-person shooter makes a mockery of past videogames by combining A-list voice talent, toilet humor, and a vast amount of parodies. Can Matt's slapstick, self-referential shootout avoid becoming a stereotype itself? Funny man Will Arnett voices Hazard, a superstar from the '80s who made it big back in the eight-bit era.
Excerpt: Some of you may have been a bit confused when first hearing about Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard. You wondered what the "return" was all about, when you've never even heard of the franchise ever before. And there's a perfectly good and satirical explanation behind all of that. In what may be one of the very few parody games out there, Eat Lead is a Where's Waldo game of sorts that veteran gamers will look at and spot the various spoofs and parodies.
Summary: Humorous games usually fall into two distinct categories. There are games that use jokes to complement the core experience, enhancing the already solid gameplay with clever jabs to lighten the mood. And then there are games that rely completely on jests to provide entertainment, hoping that the humor is strong enough to cover for a largely mediocre play experience. Unfortunately, Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard falls into the latter category.
Pros: Clever video game parody, Cover mechanics work well, Awesome music
Cons: Derivative level design, Cheap enemy placement, Bosses are not fun
Excerpt: Name: Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard Genre: Third-Person Shooter Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 (Reviewed on Xbox 360) For satire to work there needs to be enough popular source material to lampoon. Thankfully, with video games bringing in billions of dollars every year, there’s plenty to joke about within the industry, and Vicious Cycle’s Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard looks to be the first franchise built on that idea.
Conclusion: Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard bevat alles om op papier een goede game te worden, maar werd door de luiheid van de ontwikkelaars een waar dieptepunt. De enige positieve opmerkingen zijn de humor, de voice-acting en de veel te makkelijke achievements en trophies die te rapen vallen. Deze wegen echter niet op tegen de vele nadelen die de game bevat.
Excerpt: L'heure de Matt Hazard est arrivée !! Ancienne star du jeu vidéo dans les années 80 et 90, Matt Hazard se retrouve embauché dans une nouvelle super production d'un jeu d'action à la 3ème personne. Dans le monde d'Eat Lead, Matt, aidé seulement de la mystérieuse 'QA', doit affronter de...