A decent game, and would make for a decent week's entertainment. It isn't great by any stretch mind.
5 August 2006
Excerpt: One of the first Xbox games, Bloodwake wasn't treated to well by the critics or the general public. Not that it got much attention mind, near enough everyone was too busy with classic games like Halo and Dead or Alive 3 to really give it much time of day. I was pretty sceptical about it. Any game you can get preowned for ?5 just a year into a console's life can't be very good, but I was bored and felt that burning sensation in my pocket. The game is a Combat Boat game.
Summary: If you like a fast-pace shooting game then this will do fine for you. The graphics on the boats and water are very good and detailed. The first few missions are really easy (if you have talent in the game) but all of the sudden it gets like really hard and I still haven't beaten it. But if your up for the challenge then you should definitely buy this game.
Summary: The graphics of bloodwake are dutifully impressive for an Xbox title, but if your looking for the level of raw carnage that 'Twisted metal' provides, dont look here. In campaign mode your character is Kai, a Naval captain whose squad is splashed by his own brother. Fortunately for Kai, pirates happen upon the scene and pull him from the waves toward a shaky future. So of you go, initiated into the 'Shadow Clan' pirates.
Summary: I just rented this game, and I guess it is ok for a first gen Xbox game, but overall kind of dissapointed. This game does have a few good concepts, but I personally feel that they weren't executed as well as they could have. Mission concepts for example are quite interesting, but unfortunately the first half of the game is way too easy. Then it gets way too hard all of a sudden.
Summary: This game is incredibly simple. There's nothing more to it then blowing things up. You'll be able to attempt missions, which as you can guess, involve blowing up boats and land structures, escorting friendlies, and err, blowing things up. So yeah, the missions aren't really that varied, you'll just experience bigger and more frequent enemy boats. That's not to say that it isn't fun though.
Summary: Blood Wake is a high-speed gunboat warfare game. The most impressive aspect of the game is the water physics. The effects are truly amazing and highly believable. The graphics are also pretty darn good. It keeps a fast pace and it is a welcome break when you want a change of pace and to try something different. While this game isn't necessarily highly engaging, it can be a lot of fun. Now that the price has come down a bit, it is worth the purchase.
Summary: Not a 4 rating but not quite a 3 either. It is interesting but all you do is race around and try to blow up other boats...sums it up. Not a game that you will play over and over, but good for that break from Halo and some others. Worth its current price.
Summary: This is a wondeful game, but its few major flaws keep it away from #1. Those flaws are 1 it is repetitive. 2 there is probably not enough modes to satisfy for long. and 3 is that it is really, really hard.