Summary: All in all, War of the Monsters
is a good fighting game and a decent game over all. Overly convoluted
controls can give you trouble while keeping up with the fast paced game
play and the AI sure could use some work, but it's fun setting and tank
throwing wackiness will keep you happy in the long...
Pros: Great classic monster designs and killer environments.
Excerpt: Bad boy King Kong, Godzilla and his squad, … all of them major movie stars in good old B-movies. Huge monsters smashing up an entire metropolis, you just gotta love the sight of that. Or perhaps it’s even more enjoyable if you could cause such havoc yourself, right ?
Excerpt: War of the Monsters , at its heart, is a full blown melee fighter where the players take the role of one of many mutated beasts destroying their way from location to location. The game begins with a story sequence that explains the reason behind the game.
Pros: Lots to unlock, Captures B-movie feel well, Simple, easy to get into gameplay
Cons: Lots of button mashing, Cheap impaling attacks, Only two players at any time
Excerpt: Look out! The monster is destroying the town! Let’s face it: Everyone loves a rampaging monster. Watch little kids playing with Legos, and after they’ve painstakingly constructed a building, car or other structure, you’ll see them gleefully stomp and crush their creation.
Excerpt: Okay, that isn’t exactly how Blue Oyster Cult’s song goes but after a few hours with War of the Monsters, I’m sure you’ll being singing along quite happily with these new, updated lyrics. More realistically, I’m sure you’ll be inserting the name of your favorite monster into the lyrics.
Excerpt: With its cool retro feel,
addictive gameplay and fast-paced brawling action, SCEA’s War of the Monsters
lets you go on a rampage, throwing cars and crushing buildings while trying to
defeat any monsters in your way.
Excerpt: In his review, Brad made an apt comparison between War Of The Monsters and melee-based games like Power Stone and Ehrgeiz . While these comparisons were fitting, I found myself more reminded of Super Smash Bros. Melee while I was playing.
Excerpt: People in the 1950's were scared. The world at that time was a different place, and America had a host of things to worry about. Capitalizing on the feeling of imminent doom, filmmakers of the era played upon the things that kept people up at night and turned those fears into box-office gold.
Excerpt: Although you couldn't tell from my age, I am a product of the 50's sci-fi movies. 'King Kong' (although he was the 30's), 'Them!', 'The Day the Earth Stood Still', 'Earth vs. The Flying Saucers', 'Day of the Triffids'; you name it, and my parents more than likely had me watch it when I was young.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The Adventure mode grows quickly trite, and while the other single-player modes prove entertaining, the game is simply not worth a purchase if you do not plan to get together with a friend for two-player battles.