Summary: Well I have to say that it was the original Riddick on Xbox that got me into shooters. There are plenty of pluses with this game and only a few minuses. So let me start with the negative. The reason that I said it was confusing in the title is because of the fact that there is absolutely no guidance in the game. When I say guidance, I am speaking about direction.
Summary: I was drawn to this game primarily because I had enjoyed pitch black so much. I was hoping that the game would expand on the story of Riddick, in this respect I was somewhat disappointed. The first of the two games on the disk is Escape from Butcher Bay which is a ported, and very dated, stealth game. The story is the following: Riddick is in jail, break him out. That is about it.
Summary: The item was shipped immediately after the order was placed and arrived with no delays. I am pleased with how well the order was processed but the game is not as good as I initially thought. The game appears to be somewhat dull and not as interactive as other games of its category.
Riddick Is Great, Except For One Major Design Flaw
J. Urban "U2fan4ever76", Amazon
31 December 2009
Summary: "The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena" was such an enjoyable game for me that it killed me that one significant flaw kept the game's fun level down. (I'll go into that below.) Aside from that, you get two games on one blu-ray disc. In fact, one of the opening screens upon booting up offers you a choice to play "Escape From Butcher Bay" or "Assault on Dark Athena", much like a movie DVD/Blu-ray menu, so the games are separate and are on the same disc.
Worth trying for Butcher Bay, otherwise don't bother
Trigger "I'll buy it, but I ain't playing it", amazon.co.uk
19 March 2010
Summary: It's ironic really that - five years after its original release - the star of The Chronicles of Riddick: Assault on Dark Athena is its predecessor, Escape from Butcher Bay . Although Riddick's second game outing is a solid FPS with excellent atmosphere and visuals, you can never quite shake the feeling that it's not as well-paced, immersive or compelling as its prequel.
Summary: I loved Butcher Bay on the xbox but never got to finish it because the disk broke so I was glad to be able to play and finish it this time. It's well worth buying if you've never played it before but if you had it on xbox then I don't think I could reccomend it. It is a great game with a pretty good story and the AI isn't bad. I also enjoy using stealth in an FPS for a change. But the graphics aren't very good and some of the faces people pull are pretty strange.
Conclusion: I was a great fan of the previous game on the original Xbox and so was looking forward to this. The demo seemed ok and although I did suspect as it was a demo the final game would have been improved. I was wrong. The graphics looks very blurred and not very sharp at all - the gameplay isn't too bad, but there are too many locations that force you into a slugging match as there is no cover and no shadow to stealth from.
Conclusion: Riddick, at first I was pleasantly surprised when it was released, and eager to get this after playing the first on Xbox. The first game, escape from butcher bay is for me a classic, and with the re-vamped graphics its like a living memory. Great weapons, an ok storyline and plenty of gameplay, over 12 hours. Dark athena I also liked, because of the differences they made from the first game.