Summary: This game is ok. It is a very interesting idea, but not played out very well. For starters, the game is very linker; you crawl along a path and around every corner is one of 5 different bad guys to fight. You kill them with Kung fu type moves (like a spider that punches scorpions) and move on to the next one. I found myself bored out of the game even after the first levels.
Summary: My oldest son got this. He had the game beat fairly quickly. I think the scale of the creatures to the surroundings needs to be better. Also there were some levels that it took him a while to figure out but once done he beat the level quickly. He had the game beat in only a couple of days and was disappointed that there was not more to it.
Summary: Some of the gameplay felt gimmicky. Less like a game honed to perfection. The camera can get really screwey at times. And I was often made dizzy just climbing around. Those things would have dropped this to a 4 for me, because the premise of the game and some of the execution is A+. Not to mention that it has some big name voices going for it. Sadly this is another case where the graphics were a drawback.
Disappointing level designs mar an otherwise good game.
23 July 2009
Summary: The premise of the Deadly Creatures is promising. The player takes the role of either a tarantula or a scorpion in the desert and must battle for survival. The storyline surrounding the game is honestly quite cool and has some of the nicest voice acting I've heard in a long time. Deadly Creatures tries to be fresh and innovative, and it succeeds in many ways, but ultimately I found the game to be lacking. GRAPHICS: Solid.
Summary: Overall this game is beautiful. Great graphics and a great twist in that you get to play a Tarantula or a Scorpion. I rented this to see if it was worth a purchase, and I can say a resounding no. Not at full price. Once you finish this game, that's it. No multiplayer deathmatch mode (which I think would have been cool with a chance to play the other insects/critters you run across) or any mode other than replaying the game from the start.
Summary: This is only OK. It's not filled with action or adventure at all. You're a tarantula walking around finding food and trying to survive. If you're into action and lots happening then this ain't for you. It's really quite monotonous and verges on boring which is such a shame. As there is not much happening I have to give this 3 stars only.
Conclusion: Like Arsenal, this is a great idea but the execution isn't really there. I'd been looking forward to this for a while and it is pretty good...sometimes. The Tarantula levels are definatley the standout with web jumping, eating foes mid fight, poisoning them and battling a rattllesnake throughout. But the scorpions' levels aren't that great. His style is more powerhouse at the expense of agility and thus speed.
Conclusion: the games an original concept and in parts it works really well and in others, it doesn't. the main plus point is the scenery and the way the charecters interact with it, with the graphics that are so good the game sometimes pauses to catch up (half a second at the most). but eventually it gets repetitve because of only using 2 charecters, and the power ups help that but for me somethings missing.