Reviews and Problems with Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines
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24 October 2004
Excerpt: I’m going to dispense with the usual guff that I come up with as an introduction to a review. You all know what the Terminator movies are about, I’m sure. If you don’t, then imagine a very, very muscular chap running about shooting a lots of things, making lots of noise and creating more than a few explosions.
Excerpt: You might think that Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for the PS2 is just another game inspired by a big licence, but you would be wrong. Well, technically you would be right. But you get to play Arnold! And blasting your way through terminators with the governor of California may prove to be a big selling point. Click here for the full review.
Excerpt: Hey, do you remember that game? The one where you're dropped in the middle of a huge city, and you were free to go whereever you wanted to go, and there were stores where you could buy armor and guns to protect yourself from your enemies. And if you felt like walking around wasn't getting you there fast enough, you could just steal a car off the street and tool around at high speeds?
Excerpt: It's a funny thing, I've never played a Terminator game that was any good. So my expectations for Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines , by Black Ops Entertainment, were considerably low. Unfortunately, my expectations were pretty much what we got. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines suffers severe gameplay and mechanics problems that hamper the possibility of a fun experience at every turn.
Excerpt: From the negative buzz, you’d think that Terminator 3 was the worst film-to-game adaptation ever made. It’s not however, that honour goes to the Playstation’s Land Before Time, but it is pretty dismal nonetheless. The problem is that developers Black Ops (Ironically responsible for the execrable Tomorrow Never Dies on the Playstation) seem to think they are developing a game for the original Playstation, and so what we have here is a mildly okay PSone launch title.
Excerpt: Atari hasn't had much luck up to this point with its license for Terminator 3, the last installment in the Terminator film franchise, starring longtime action hero and current California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox was a substandard first-person shooter, riddled with bugs and distinctly low on production value.
Excerpt: , I mentioned a pair of different scenarios for a game that just couldn't meet its potential, thus effectively wasting the source material. Black Ops and Atari's latest Terminator 3 effort fits perfectly into the first definition of wasted potential; it's crude, rough, and while it certainly tries to replicate the universe the surprisingly good third Terminator movie presented, the talent and resources necessary at Black Ops to really make this a good licensed game just...