Excerpt: Monster Madness: Grave Danger is a spruced-up re-release of Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia , a game that wasn't well received when it was originally released on the Xbox 360. Although Grave Danger makes a few key adjustments, they aren't much of an improvement. Grave Danger doesn't look great, but it has a great sense of style. Not every game needs to look like a Pixar movie, it just needs to have personality and a good design sense, and Grave Danger fits the bill.
Excerpt: If years of watching television and films have taught us anything, it’s that teenagers should never be left alone in a house; they’ll either end up having a party that gets out of hand, or become victims of a crazed killer or some other unsavoury sort. Alas for Zack and the rest of the cast of Monster Madness it’s the latter, with monsters clambering at the doors, all with the intention of making our pint sized heroes their latest snack.
Conclusion: The gameplay is in very short bursts too, so you never really get into the game's atmosphere. You're simply set a task, you complete it, cut-scene, start over - which is exactly why if it was available as a budget downloadable title then it would have suited that kind of stop/start gameplay perfectly. However, when I pay top dollar for my game I want immersion, atmosphere: I want to be part of something. With Monster Madness: Grave Danger, you never are.
Excerpt: Simplistic downloadable titles such as Rocketmen, Commando 3, and other arcade/arcade-inspired titles are quickly becoming more and more common. Monster Madness: Grave Danger is one of the newest games part of this trend, but it isn't a downloadable game. While Xbox 360 owners have been playing Monster Madness for a while now, the PlayStation 3 version of the game has only recently arrived and while there are some redeeming qualities, the overall package falls short of...