only other major problem comes in the superficial gameplay which is fun but not
that deep. It’s disappointing that the objectives and weapons stay fairly
static throughout the game. However, it seems that the developers have realized
that the gameplay can become monotonous quickly. To combat this, SOE offers
several different modes of play from the beginning, including kaos and
Excerpt: All right lets get down to business. First off for anyone that is unfamiliar with this game, I will give you a little preview of the story. Well actually I cant, there is no story accept for that a riot has broken out in a fictional city and that your job is to help lead the budding revolution against the oppressive Corporate police state that has long denied the people their freedom.
Excerpt: State of Emergency is the craziest and only riot game brought to you by Rockstar. State of Emergency (S.O.E. for short) is not, repeat is not anything like Grand Theft Auto 3 . Now that that is out of the way S.O.E. is a frantic, crazy beat-em-up game. Does the game live up to the hype?
Excerpt: The fighting genre has not seen many new releases since such titles as Double Dragon on NES, and the classic Streets of Rage series on Sega Genesis. Rockstar has released State of Emergency (SOE) in an effort to fill the void and in the process has created a game that stays true to the genre while utilizing the newest technology to raise the bar. The all out carnage of SOE helps to move the genre forward but does not do so without occasional stumbles.
Excerpt: State of Emergency had a lot of hype right off the block. It is an original game that garnered a lot of praise in its pre-release days. Did it rightfully deserve to gain that praise for its visuals as well as other elements? Sure. Visually, SoE is pretty clean looking. The levels are huge (although there are only four of them) and colorful. Buildings on each level are distinctive by their color schemes and signs.
Excerpt: Game publishers like Rockstar should be more than thankful the courts don't apply the "bad tendency" test too often. The "bad tendency" test basically says this: Anything perceived as a potential threat to the safety of society and the security of establishment falls outside the First Amendment protection of freedom of speech and can therefore be subject to punishment.
Excerpt: According to ESRB , this game contains: Blood and Gore, Violence Parents, under no circumstances, should allow their children to play State Of Emergency . The game comes loaded with blood and gore, and it entails references to street gangs, hate groups and terrorism in general—a touchy subject of late. State Of Emergency more than earns the "mature" rating, and there are many other titles better suited and more fun to play for younger gamers.
Excerpt: My first impressions of State Of Emergency were favorable. At the time, I was still being amazed with everything Grand Theft Auto III ( GTA3 ) had to offer and the idea of a game similar (or so I thought) to Rockstar's crime simulator in which the main theme would revolve around riots rather than car thefts seemed promising and original. Unfortunately, one problem in particular brought all my positive expectations to an abrupt end: having actually played the game.