Reviews and Problems with Conker: Live and Reloaded
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The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: Vivendi Universal Games and Radical left no stone unturned in their pursuit to make a Hulk game far superior than their original, movie-based offering. You will be hard-pressed to find a more “complete” game than The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction , and by complete I mean that there are few areas that have not gotten the full attention of professionals, whether inside or outside the videogame industry.
Conclusion: There are certain activities which simply don’t convert well into videogames and collectible card trading is one of them. When you think about it even driving games on the Xbox don’t offer the greatest simulation of actual driving. The difference is that it’s a lot harder for me to test drive an Enzo like I can in PGR2 than it is for me to play a real game of Yu-Gi-Oh!
Conclusion: A cohesive narrative (complete with cutscenes) gives the multiplayer aspects a much more significant feel than traditional multiplayer modes, and even if you’re not the type to go online, you can play the missions in a solo mode or in split-screen co-op or versus. This is multiplayer that covers all bases and is designed with the veteran player in mind, which may be the mode’s one noteworthy flaw: it’s not very friendly to newcomers.
Excerpt: When Conker’s Bad Fur Day was released on the Nintendo 64 it caused quite a stir. Not only was it quite a departure from what developer Rare created, but it was a “Mature” Rated title, which was a rare occurrence on the Nintendo 64. Conker took its “M” rating and ran with it. Poop jokes, fart gags, movie parodies, vomit, drunkenness, and foul language were rampant, but somehow Rare was able to put it all together and produce one last great game for the Nintendo 64.
Conclusion: Rare has finally delivered the goods this time around, although Conker: Live and Reloaded still won’t be everyone’s cup of tea. The single-player Bad Fur Day is platforming genius, although it still slightly suffers from a few of the same issues that plagued it on the N64. The multiplayer modes are incredibly fun once you get passed frustrating learning curve. There is a good amount of depth, but patience is not always a virtue that today’s gamer possesses.
Excerpt: If ever there was a game that played just as you'd imagine it's The Incredible Hulk Ultimate Destruction. The Incredible Hulk is known for his amazing strength and the ability to let nothing stand in his way, and the game just about delivers on all fronts. Developed by Radical Entertainment, the people behind the 2003 game based on Ang Lee's movie, Ultimate Destruction is a rather different beast.
Excerpt: Before we get started, let me say one thing: it was not by design that I review three Rare games in a row. Here at GameCritics, we sort of pick and choose what we cover, but there are a number of varying factors that determine whether or not one actually gets to review a certain title or not. As fate would have it, I won the Rare lottery.
Excerpt: The lovable little squirrel is back from Rare, but this time on the Xbox. Conker is back with a bang, bringing back one of the best adventure platformers ever, Conkers Bad Fur Day, along with another amazing multiplayer mode, Xbox Live & Co., that in itself plays as another entire game.
Excerpt: Oh Conker, I remember you fondly. You first appeared in Conker’s Bad Fur Day as Nintendo desperately tried to shed its “kiddie” image in the waning days of the N64, bringing drunken prattle and endless poop jokes to a genre mired in sticky, gooey sweetness. Together we fought dung beetles and giant animate piles of poo, but my fondest memory of you was our first introduction at E3 back in 2000.
Summary: Conker Live & Reloaded should be enough for the hardcore Rareware fans to put in their collection and play, it is definitely at least worth renting for everyone else, but I wouldn’t recommend this game to everyone. The single player experience isn’t bad and is fun while it lasts, but the multiplayer is a totally different story. Most people will probably find it to be a tad confusing, and if they do get it, won’t like it simply because of how they are setup.