Excerpt: Months ago, when I first heard about a game based on the character of John Constantine, I was super geeked. Having been a long time reader of the Hellblazer comic book series, the idea of being able to go between our world and that of the underworld where demons reside was just fascinating.
Excerpt: The hardest games to review are the middle of the road titles. Talking about terrible games is just fun, and the biggest challenge when dealing with great games is finding twenty different words to replace 'great'. Then there are the titles that are just sort of there.
Excerpt: Constantine takes the great comic book to movie translation of Hellblazer and translates it to video games in a less than stellar manner. Though the look and feel of the movie comes through with flying colors, the storyline from the big screen gets diluted by a ton of other levels that don’t seem to...
Conclusion: Constantine works. It's generic in its design, the third-person shooting isn't anything you haven't seen before, and the spellcasting isn't interesting enough to set the game apart. As a result, Constantine would work much better as a budget offering.
Pros: Tried-and-true action formula, You'll spend more time in hell here than you did in Doom 3.
Cons: Horrific frame rates in some spots, Dull design, Would be better at a budget price, Formulaic boss fights.
Excerpt: You've played this game before when it was called Legacy of Kain (Soul Reaver), or Akuji, or Nightmare Creatures, or Bloodrayne, except those games were far less derivative and more fun to play.
Excerpt: Catwoman, starring Halle Berry, just wasn't very good. And as if to prove how poorly it fared it's up for several "Golden Raspberry" awards (given to the worse movies of the year). The game, as if to prove how poorly it fared, won X-Play's 2nd Annual Golden Mullet award for worse superhero game.
Conclusion: Analog zur Hollywood-Vorlage ist Constantine ein passabler Action-Titel, der trotz guter Ansätze aufgrund diverser Mängel nur wenig aus dem Mittelmaß herausragt und leider viel Potential verschenkt. Fans der Filmvorlage werden trotzdem ganz gut unterhalten.
Pros: atmosphärische Inszenierung, teils gelungenes Leveldesign, diverse Extra-Items