Excerpt: Wanted: Weapons of Fate brings you back into the world of the action-packed movie involving assassins, bullet-bending and twist-filled plots, but this time you take control as you play as both Wesley Gibson and his father (in flashback levels). One of the things this game does right is the graphics.
Excerpt: Wesley Gibson is standing in a Chicago convenience store late one night, about to buy a few trinkets that he figures will at least make his meaningless life a little bit better for the next few days, when a beautiful woman steps up beside him. She's dressed to kill and the first thing on his mind is something like "What's this hot woman doing standing next to me?" and the next is "Where's the camera?" Only there's no hidden film crew and this isn't a joke.
Summary: Wanted does a lot of things right. It told a good story for a video game that made me care about what was going on. It has a cover system that works and there are no major complaints about the shooting mechanic. Curving bullets is cool and the feel of the Wanted movie is there. If you loved the movie and love third person shooters you will love Wanted: Weapons of Fate.
Excerpt: You know precisely how this review is going to start out. I'm going to talk about how movie-licensed games generally suck and list the very few that didn't. Usually, the practice with such games is that they're released alongside the film they're based on, and very often rushed to make the deadline. The problem is obvious, a rushed game always equates to a flawed and generic one.
Excerpt: This is a review for a movie-licensed game, so while your curiosity might have brought you here, it's reasonable to think that you're also highly skeptical. You've probably played a few movie games in the last couple years.
Conclusion: Wanted: Weapons of Fate is weer een filmgame die er niet in slaagt om de vooroordelen weg te nemen. Het verhaal is moeilijk en niet begrijpbaar voor leken, de game is veel te gemakkelijk en vier uur is gewoon veel te kort. Bovendien bevat de game geen multiplayer, wat toch interessant had kunnen worden voor dit game. Het bullet-curven is voor enkele uurtjes [ironie] leuk, maar verveelt al snel.