Excerpt: Every game that has ever made you go fast is in Joe Danger . Hello Games artist Grant Duncan points to his childhood love of Sonic The Hedgehog as the inspiration for Danger ’s spring-and-spike-filled level design. The little blue blighter’s touch is palpable throughout, but that’s only one of the game’s many influences.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Sometimes you feel you need a break from blowing up hordes of zombies or controlling marines against banelings. You look for something that is the complete opposite of what you have been playing. Something that’s fun, colorful, and will definitely make you smile. Look no further as Joe Danger does exactly that. This new PS3-exclusive stunt-racing game developed by Hello Games is quite the eye-catcher.
Excerpt: e doesn't drive a Ranger. To peril, he's no stranger. He's not a bird, he's not a plane, he's Stuntman extraordinaire Joe Danger lives for the thrills. He breaks world records, pleases the crowds with eye-popping moves that will take your breath away, and gets home in time for dinner.
Excerpt: Some games take their inspiration from films (we regularly hear of words such as cinematic), whilst others pretend to be nothing but a game. Being colourful, addictive and having absolutely no inclination to be a film whatsoever, Hello Games’ Joe Danger is definitely the latter – a game that doesn’t try to be anything but a game.
Conclusion: With an air of challenge and ruthless competition masquerading underneath a bright child-like exterior, Joe Danger is somewhat akin to the output of Nintendo – there are plenty of facets within the package that can cater to almost everybody. It’s a rare and beautiful thing – the urge for just one more go is seldom seen in upper tier triple-A games, let alone a download-only release.
Conclusion: Concept: Race, jump, balance, trick, and combo with an over-the-hill stuntman on the ride of his life
Graphics: Bright, inviting props and characters look great, but the backgrounds could use more variety
Sound: The music is a zany collection that seems yanked out of a bad ‘70s county fair – fun for awhile, but it can wear thin
Playability: Fantastically tight controls are easy to pick up, but only reveal their true complexity after hours and hours
Excerpt: Man, I am getting seriously fed up of reviewing brilliant video games these days. With the glaring exception of Prison Break: The Conspiracy , I don’t think I’ve reviewed a bad game all year. And now here’s the lovely men from Hello Games, refusing to give me a break by putting out a game that’s kind of like a more fun version of any game you’ve ever played with motorbikes in it. Thanks a lot , guys. So, Joe Danger , then.