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.
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: Not many of you bothered with Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia when it hit the PC and 360 at the end of last year and, really, you weren’t missing out on much. There were clever ideas behind the current generation’s stab at Zombies ate my Neighbours , but a slightly too prevalent budget title feel and awful controls stopped it from achieving the success some felt it deserved.
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...
Summary: Released last year for the PC and Xbox 360, Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia tried to dress up the fun of classic top-down arcade games such as Gauntlet in the trappings of a schlocky monster movie. But a host of issues, including lousy pacing and imprecise controls, made the game itself feel pretty schlocky. Now a revamped version of the game, complete with a new subtitle, is out on the PlayStation 3.
Pros: Dual-stick shooter controls are a great improvement over original game, Support for four players in online campaign mode, Good variety of ranged weapons
Cons: Terrible pacing, Gameplay is repetitive and tedious, Unimpressive graphics and sound, Camera can't always keep up with online action, Respawn system removes all challenge
Excerpt: Der Nachfolger des Action-Titels „Monster Madness: Battle for Suburbia“ schickt Sie und Ihre Freunde erneut auf eine bunte Monster- und Zombiejagd. Ob das dieses Mal mehr Spaß macht und alle Mängel des Vorgängers ausgemerzt werden konnten, erfahren Sie in unserem Review. Sie übernehmen die Rolle eines von vier Teenagern – Computerfreak, Skater, Grufti oder Cheeleader – und kämpfen fortan gegen eine Invasion von Geistern, Kobolden, Skeletten, Zombies und vielen anderen...
Pros: Intuitive Dual-Stick-Steuerung, Kampagne ist online mit bis zu 4 Personen spielbar - und macht Spaß, Große Auswahl an Schusswaffen
Cons: Gameplay wiederholt sich ständig, Mittelmäßige Grafik und Sound, Respawn-System verhindert jegliche Herausforderung