Excerpt: Today I'll be reviewing Armed&Dangerous for the Xbox console. I'll skip the data section right away and tell you one thing:This, my friends, is a TRUE GAMING GEM. When you try this one out for the first time (without having looked at the packaging/the manual lol) you will notice right away that this game is HILARIOUS:The first cutscenes will give you quiet a few laughs, the whole game will do so.The characters have a very own personality and it is just so funny to see...
Conclusion: From the initial showing of Armed & Dangerous at E3 2003 I was extremely excited to see LucasArts picking up a title that really seemed to break away from the norm. After playing the game extensively the luster of the story and insane weapons which captivated me initially soon wore off. I soon found myself playing through the game, not because I really enjoyed the gameplay, but more so to see the next cut-scene.
Excerpt: Armed and Dangerous looks good, but isn't one of the Xbox's crowning achievements. Overall, the game is very blurry, and feels like it is done at one of the lowest possible resolutions on the Xbox. Cut scenes seem to take the brunt of this low-res punishment. The movie quality is about a notch or two above the resolution of a PlayStation game. They're dirty, they're blurry -- but at least they're entertaining. In-game graphics are a little better, but not by much.
Conclusion: Although Roman’s mainstay is the useful machine gun there is also the Land Shark Gun, the Personal Motar, a sniper rifle, the Vindaloo Rocket Launcher and the infinite-ammo Hawkings’ Rifle. The arsenal is further augmented with a variety of bombs including the much talked-about Topsy Turvey Bomb and the crowd-clearing World’s Smallest Black Hole.
Excerpt: Usually you would only see Star Wars games out of Lucas Arts. Since the beginning of the next-generation era, they have been releasing a bigger variety of games outside of Star Wars. Armed and Dangerous is a wacky third person shooter that places you in the world of Roman and his friends in the Lionhearts. Together, they are a group of thieves who act like Robin Hood and give the money they steal to the poor, but is this a good game to buy? Maybe, you be the judge.
Conclusion: On the plus side, A&D is the perfect outlet for your frustrations, barring a few simple search type puzzles it's pure non-stop no-brainer shooty-blasting action. On the downside it's an occasionally painfully unfunny and disappointing game. Levels end abruptly and without any clear goals, and the mission statistics screen looks embarrassingly tacked-on. A fun game initially, things soon become a repetitive chore with an ever growing frustration level.
Pros: Some nice visuals. Great explosions. Brilliantly imaginative weaponry.
Cons: Despite a few laughs and thrills at the start, overall A&D is a deeply unfunny game that is far too repetitive and simplistic to recommend.
Conclusion: Det verkar som om Planet Moon Studios har koncentrerat sig alldeles för mycket på de fantasifulla vapen som man har till förfogande. Stundtals så känns det som hela spelet kretsar kring de fyndiga sätt man kan utplåna sina plågoandar med – och det räcker inte för att göra ett spel. Varken det, eller lustiga mellansekvenser. Särskilt inte när det finns så många andra bra titlar i den här genren.