Excerpt: Bored of Devil May Cry 4, God of War 2 and Ninja Gaiden 2? Can't wait for SEGA's Bayonetta? Do you think Konami's Hellboy looks like a good stop-gap game to tide you over? Think again. It seems as though Hellboy: The science of evil has been in development for ages, but that hasn't prevented it from being an utterly generic, dull hack 'n' slash that fails to capitalise on even a tenth of what Hellboy as a character could bring to video games.
Summary: All right, let’s get this out of the way now. This is a licensed game. There are certain expectations when dealing with one of these, many of them lowered . Rarely do they break new ground, presumably because of strict guidelines that are in place to make sure that the identity of the license is preserved.
Conclusion: Hellboy: The Science of Evil is a terrible PSP game. I didn’t find anything real good about this game. The Hellboy name is most likely the best part of this game. If you are a Hellboy fan then you better stay away from this game.
Conclusion: There is no reason to waste your time with Hellboy: Science of Evil. Even fans of the comic won't find much to dig here. The story is handled so inexpertly, it will only anger those who have invested hours reading the paper exploits of Hellboy. Weak combat and ugly visuals should deter those just looking for a solid beat-'em-up.
Pros: Cooperative play lets you drag another person in with you.
Cons: Simple, repetitive combat, Way too easy, Disjointed story, Obscure puzzles, Swords break as easily as your expectations.
Summary: There is a moment in Hellboy: Science of Evil when you have to face off against a hideous gorilla/octopus hybrid. It roars with anger as its slimy tentacles writhe like sloppy worms. At this point, your adrenaline should gush as you raise your stone-encrusted fist to do battle with this horrific abomination. In practice, you'll slurp up a rogue strand of drool as you halfheartedly pound your well-worn square button for the umpteenth time.
Pros: Cooperative play lets you drag another person in with you
Cons: Simple, repetitive combat, Way too easy, Disjointed story, Obscure puzzles, Swords break as easily as your expectations
Excerpt: Gears of War: Judgment is the most badass iteration that the franchise has yet witnessed. Like many others, I have to admit that the idea of releasing a Gears game where Marcus Fenix is not at the heart of the campaign left me with a relatively bitter taste in my mouth. Until I played Judgment, I couldn’t imagine a Gears game without playing as the poster boy of the entire franchise. I expected this to be a great game, but nothing that previous Gears titles didn’t offer.
Summary: Hellboy hat mir schon als Film sehr gut gefallen. Der Junge aus der Hölle bekämpft seinesgleichen mit flotten Sprüchen und entsprechender Schlagkraft. Seine nicht minder interessanten Begleiter wirkten trotz der abgedrehten Fantasy-Horror-Story mehr als real und geben eigentlich wunderbares Material für einen Actionkracher ab. Dafür müssen die Entwickler aber noch ein paar Stellschrauben im Spiel angehen und Spielablauf, Grafik und Story aufpolieren.