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Dead to Rights: Reckoning
1 June 2012
Excerpt: Not again. Why does Namco actually bother releasing more spin-offs and sequels of a series no-one really likes anyway? Anyway: enter Dead to Rights: Reckoning, Namco’s contribution to the steadily growing onslaught of PS2-to-PSP games that bring nothing new and don’t even live up to their originals.
Excerpt: Dead to Rights: Reckoning returns to crime-infested Grant City, as an important informant is kidnapped on the eve of the investigation of a major crime lord. Anticipating the worst if the crime boss is not brought to justice, Jack Slate and his K-9 companion Shadow thrust themselves into hostile...
Excerpt: Dead to Rights: Reckoning looks almost identical to the series’ PS2 iterations. One of the more impressive things about the game is that it manages to feel like a “big” game on the small screen. Character models, especially Jack, take up a lot of real estate on the screen.
Excerpt: Action games aren't exactly the PSP's strong point at this stage in its life, but Namco has brought its successful Dead to Rights series to the handheld in an attempt to capitalise on the gap in the market.
Excerpt: If you take the cars
out of Grand Theft Auto, add a dog, and take half of the fun out of the
game, then you’ve got Dead to Rights: Reckoning for the PSP. Violence
doesn’t bother me at all, but when violence is taken more into account
than the fun… you’ve got a problem.
Excerpt: A few weeks ago, I reviewed Dead to Rights 2 for the PlayStation2 and Xbox. Needless to say I was not happy with the final product. The gameplay was repetitive, the sound was awful, and in general, it was a sequel that really didn't need to be made. Was I too harsh with the review? Maybe.
Excerpt: After all, the lead character is a gun-toting vigilante cop, he can sic his K-9 partner on the bad guys, and one of his many skills is the ability to disarm enemies and finish them off with their own guns. That sure sounds like my idea of a fun time.