Summary: You know, I always feel bad writing
reviews like this one. It's not that the game is bad, per say, it's just
that it's "Old". Not in release but in form. Run Like Hell is something
that we should have seen years ago- when the glitches it has were more
commonplace and the bar hadn't been bumped up so much higher.
Pros: Great acting with a fun story and lots of action.
Cons: No horror to speak of and an incredibly antedated presentation.
Excerpt: Mike did an excellent job of pointing out why Run Like Hell doesn't quite work as survival horror. The experience is decidedly more Star Trek than Aliens , and there's nothing wrong with this except that the game's dabbling with survival horror elements comes across as wanting (and failing) to be Aliens instead of simply being content as Star Trek . As Mike said, all pretence of tension fades away early.
Excerpt: I waited for this game for quite a while, but I absolutely refuse to begin this review in the same manner as every other review Iíve ever read for it. They all go along about the same thing: this game was announced before the PS2 was even announced, was in development for quite some time, blah blah blah. Yeah, it took a while to get here. And the end result wasnít as good as expected. Thatís the way it goes sometimes.
Excerpt: I'm a big fan of spooky sci-fi flicks like the Alien films, and long for the day when the tension, artistic vision and dramatic contexts of such films can successfully merge with the interactive nature of videogames. Survival-horror is still a young genre by industry standards, so it'll be fascinating to see what directions it can go in the near future ( Doom III comes to mind).
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: RLH is a nice addition to the next generation consoles horror library. It isn't amazing but will have you hooked for the duration of the game. It's worth a buy if you are really into the survival horror genre - but for anyone else this is definitely worth renting.
Excerpt: Game Freaks 365 is usually kind to mediocre titles, such as Run Like Hell and we would like to continue our tradition. RLH (Run Like Hell) offers detailed graphics and textures, along with a realistic presentation of the gaming world. Remarkably, I thought of RLH as a cheap version of Halo, without the colorful characters, multiple weapons, and multiple vehicles. Fortunately it does keep you entertained and asking for more.