Conclusion: It was going to take a lot for me to be impressed yet again with a Marvel Xbox title ( Hulk blew me away just a few weeks ago), but I guess you can call me impressed yet again. It seems developers have a penchant for screwing up officially licensed items, but I can’t say that for Nihilistic’s and EA’s work on Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects .
Excerpt: Ok, to start, Half Life was deemed to be probably the best first person action game ever made on the PC. So with this tough act to follow, Half Life 2 comes crashing onto consoles everywhere, but how does it compare to its amazing predecessor? Well, it does a stand up job. Following on from the events of the first game, you reprise your role as Gordon Freeman, the dimensional crossing scientist from Black Mesa.
Excerpt: Superheroes are cool. I don't think anyone can deny that fact. Whether we're talking about Spider-Man, Wolverine, The Thing, or any one of the thousand other gifted comic book heroes, each one has a special ability that we wish we had. In their latest game, EA think they have special powers too, as they've created a number of new 'superheroes' to fight with some of Marvel's greatest in 'Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects'.
Excerpt: Now the dust has settled on the hurricane of hype and expectation that swirled around the release of Half-Life 2, it’s easier to judge the sequel to one of the most highly regarded PC games ever with some objectivity. Its detractors would have it that the game was a little short, and a trifle linear.
Excerpt: Honestly, there was a time where I wasn't even sure that the long awaited sequel to Half-life was going to make it to the Xbox. Some months after the release of the critically acclaimed PC version, the Xbox version finally comes out and while one can't help but wonder how the two compares, let it be known that Xbox owners will find an excellent single player story in the game that they have been waiting patiently for.
Pros: Amazing visual presentation, Action offers a lot of variety, Excellent story and well developed gameworld, Fun weapons to use
Conclusion: I am glad that because of this version that I am not left out getting to enjoy Half-Life 2. This one is for all the Mac fans out there. I consider this a first person shooter action RPG that is so much beyond a typical twitch action game. This make first person shooters look good. I would crap my pants if I saw this game on Xbox 360.
Excerpt: One of the great things about Half-Life 2 was the way it scaled to different levels of machine. On a high-end PC it was amazingly beautiful, and on a more regular rig it was still very enjoyable. So you'd think that the Xbox port of Half-Life 2 would be pretty much awesome: At least as good as the mid-range PC experience. And, for the most part, you'd be right, as long as "awesome" includes a gazillion load screens and the stickiest doorways we've seen in ages.
Pros: ups: Lots of ambiance, fun weapons, great action, nice voice acting, physics!
Cons: downs: Glitchier than PC version, sticky doorways, surprisingly thin on narrative, friendly AI is rock-stupid, no multiplayer, numerous load screens.
Excerpt: throws the player into an eerily realistic, theoretically conceivable, and visually staggering George Orwell-inspired game world where a certain Dr. Gordon FreemanÃ¢â‚¬â€�rogue physicist and survivor of the original gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Black Mesa incidentÃ¢â‚¬â€�arrives at central City 17, only to be swiftly steered into the hands of a resistance force working to bring down the suppressive administration.