Reviews and Problems with The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian
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Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian, The
The Next Level
28 October 2003
Excerpt: Taking place some time before the movie, the game harkens back to when too-cool-for-a-last-name Mathayus had to save the world from a guy named Magus and his entourage of untalented nobodies and cronies. This is Mathayus' first adventure, when he was only a wee tyro in some sweaty hamlet, and it shows.
Excerpt: The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian is easy on the eyes. From the opening screen, the menus are done beautifully. The in-game graphics are great to look at as well. The environments are always rendered one room at a time, but each room looks great. The colors are dark and earthy, very fitting for the setting. The character models are well developed. Mathayus really looks like the Rock, and all the enemies have well defined characteristics about them.
Excerpt: Here’s the thing, whenever I receive a videogame based on a movie, I pretty much already know that it isn’t going to live up to its namesake, nevertheless, I always go into games like this with an open-mind. And that was especially the case with The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian. The GBA port was actually a pretty damn good game so how bad can the PS2 version be?
Excerpt: It's been done so many times, and has consistently been executed poorly; movie to videogame conversions. Some of the worst that have gone down in the books include E.T. for the Atari 2600, Blade for the PSX, Street Fighter: The Movie, and that's only naming about a percentile. Released last April for all movie goers to attend, the prequel to the Mummy franchise has now made its way to the PS2 and Gamecube...unfortunately.
Summary: Wer gerne virtuell prügelt und dabei Wert auf Qualität legt, ist mit "The Scorpion King: Rise of the Akkadian" bestens beraten. Im April letzten Jahres kam ein Mummy-Spin-Off in unsere Kinos und wurde mit gemischten Gefühlen aufgenommen. Einerseits wurde er von den Fans seichter Unterhaltung mit Freuden angenommen, andererseits haben ihn aber die Kritiker des leicht zugänglichen Entertainments schier in der Luft zerfetzt.