Reviews and Problems with HELLBOY - THE SCIENCE OF EVIL
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A lukewarm side-story -- not movie-based.
Common Sense Media
11 February 2009
Summary: Parents need to know that Hellboy dispatches countless waves of enemies (supernatural creatures and later Nazi soldiers) with a combination of weapons like guns and grenades, supernatural powers like magic, and an especially strong stone-like appendage nicknamed Right Hand of Doom.
Excerpt: It seems that it is that time of year again. It is the time when every Hollywood summer blockbuster receives a sub-par videogame tie-in. This time it is Hellboy: The Science of Evil and fortunately, it isn't a direct translation of the new Hellboy movie, but instead it tells a side story to enhance...
Conclusion: Even with its many problems, Science of Evil manages to be a somewhat entertaining experience. Fans of Hellboy likely won't find this game to be a complete disappointment, although it honestly could have been much better.
Conclusion: All in all, Hellboy: Science of Evil is a pretty intolerable game. Perhaps I am most upset because I feel personally let down as a fan of the series. But I can't see anyone getting any substantial pleasure out of this title, be they fan or not.
Conclusion: Whether or not you're a fan of the Hellboy franchise there really is no reason to play through . The game feels unfinished and sloppy from start to finish with a terrible story to back it up and greatly varied presentational merits.
Excerpt: With several games based on summer movies already on store shelves, one must wonder just what chance yet another similar title has. Oddly enough, Hellboy: Science of Evil isn’t exactly a video game based on a movie, but rather, a unique entry into the Hellboy universe.
Conclusion: While we certainly weren't expecting The Science of Evil to reinvent the wheel, nothing could have prepared us for this hopeless, shambling mockery of a game. Avoid as if your very soul depends on it