Conclusion: Godzilla: Destroy all Monster Melee is by far the best Godzilla game to date. It will, however, become quite a boring game after a short while, especially in the single-player modes. It might be worth having around to satisfy the need for a party game where anyone can hit a few buttons and still put up a decent fight. This game seems to be much more of a party-game than what it was promoted as.
Excerpt: I remember back in the day, sitting early in the morning waiting for the Saturday morning cartoons to get under way. My local television station would play Godzilla movies until then. So there I am setting in my Spidey Underoos just glued to the TV as this giant 180 ft radioactive lizard was running around giving Tokyo a new make over. Those were the days.
Excerpt: There are plenty of guilty pleasures that can be found in watching the plethora of Godzilla movies that make up typical late night fare, but none compare to the joy of putting yourself in the rubber suit to thrash equally cumbersome foes and crush miniature buildings.
Excerpt: I don’t get movie critics. They can’t seem to take a movie at face value or enjoy it for what it is. Therefore, there is no way any mainstream movie critic will ever be able to enjoy a good old car heist flick featuring my good friends, Gratuitous Use Of Big Manly GunsT and Big Fancy Computer-Generated Car ExplosionT. They wouldn’t dare approve of it for fear of being slammed upon by fellow avant-garde critics who pretend to frown on good old-fashioned mindless fun.
Conclusion: tell you, because I haven’t had this much fun with a fighting game since… well, it’s been a long, long time. (Okay it was DAMM on GameCube!) I have to admit an affinity for Godzilla and practically every movie he has ever appeared in – except the awful Godzilla (set in New York) that came out a few years ago – so actually getting to strap on the most famous rubber suit ever, is like a dream finally made real.
Conclusion: Godzilla: Destroy All Monsters Melee is the best Godzilla game around, a fighting title truly designed with multiplayer in mind. So if you are having a few mates around and want something to play, this is well worth the rental price. Fans of the series will also get an extra kick out of the game, but if you are looking for an engaging single-player experience, there are better fighting games available.
Pros: it's a new Godzilla game!, tons of fun in multiplayer mode, city destruction is great
Cons: single player mode is weak, only four monsters limits multiplayer at the start
Excerpt: Habt ihr bisher noch keine Erfahrung mit Beat'em Up-Titeln, solltet ihr euch das Benutzerhandbuch schnappen und euch an den 'Gegner'-Modus wagen. Hier könnt ihr euch etwas einspielen und sämtliche Special-Moves und Combos der Anleitung ausprobieren und euer Geschick trainieren. Auch könnt ihr hier bei Bedarf zu zweit gegeneinander antreten und zeigen, wer sein Monster besser unter Kontrolle hat.