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: 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