Conclusion: THE VERDICT: With many new features, The Con will provide something for those looking for a different take on the beat-em-up genre. It doesn't quite reach the heights of the heavyweights, but it does provide a challenging and entertaining diversion which can be built upon and improved in any future versions.
Conclusion: is a fun game. It is easy to pick up and play, which is something I really enjoyed about it. The game's fast paced action with the shootdodge provides a game that is more than a mere button masher, although at times it feels like it as the missions have little variety in objective. Still, "Carnage" provides a fun game that has a humorous aspect and it comes with a fairly low M.S.R.P.
Summary: However, these problems are mitigated
somewhat by the extensive customization features and innovative gambling
aspect to the game, which definitely gives The Con a unique feel that
helps it stand out from the pack. While there have been many 'street'
combat tiles made over the years, adding the gambling aspect definitely
adds to the excitement and strategy of each fight.
Excerpt: A cup of coffee is a cup of coffee, or is it? After all, the way to make one is basically the same any way you look at it—some ground-up beans, some hot water, and there you go. But really, even though coffee is basically the same across the world, different recipes and intricate variations can create unique flavors and new sensations. The same could be said for fighting games.
Excerpt: The graphics are cartoony, but dark in The Con - more of a graphic novel feel is conveyed than anything else. The amazing thing about the character graphics in The Con is really how customizable the characters are. There are two editing modes, and in the advanced one, you can change almost every imaginable measurement on your fighter. You can also change the colors of things, from your clothing and accessories to hair, eye and skin.
Excerpt: The Con is not your typical fighting game. Sure, it has fighting styles, combos, and the like, but what makes it different is that it throws in a gambling element – and one in which you can try to cheat your way to riches.
Excerpt: Developer – Think and Feel Inc. Publisher – Sony Computer Entertainment of America Features 1-2 Players Memory Stick Duo – 768 KB Wi-Fi Compatible (Ad Hoc Only) I have only been a fighting fan since the days of the Sega's Dreamcast and Soul Calibur opened my eyes to gorgeous graphics and great gameplay.
Excerpt: It's easy to be sceptical about The Con. From a quick glance it looks like just another clichéd urban fighting game that has arrived long after the genre has passed out of fashion, and far too late to challenge the big hitters like Tekken and Dead or Alive. There is a certain degree of truth to those assumptions, and The Con is certainly overflowing with naff stereotypes and cringe inducing characters, but its sideways take on the beat-'em-up is an amicable and...