Reviews and Problems with Unreal II: The Awakening
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Unreal II: The Awakening Review
11 March 2010
Conclusion: If Unreal II for the Xbox was released at the same time as its PC counterpart, then perhaps I wouldn’t have as many gripes. The game looks and feels like a year old PC title. The story mode provides a short-lived blast, both single player and co-op.
Excerpt: But, that doesn't mean Unreal II: The Awakening is a straight-up bad game. If anything, it seems to hit all the notes required by next-generation games: it has ably voice-acted real-time cinematics, a large selection of loud weapons, a story that slowly builds with layers of mystery, a woman with...
Excerpt: This sequel, to the first version doom-like xbox release is different in many ways. It has a Halo like feel, and also adds a plot. The online play with the first, was probably the main reason to buy it. The sequel however, is like two different games.
Conclusion: So, a game of two distinct halves then; if you have Xbox Live or play system-linked games with mates regularly then U2 is an excellent addition to the collection - if you're hoping for a solo game to keep you going until Halo 2 arrives then you'd better keep looking…
Conclusion: As a true Xbox fan I can only cringe at the thought of the conversations I am going to have with PC owners about this game, what on earth can I say to encourage PC users to get an Xbox when such bad ports of this kind hit the Xbox shelves.
Conclusion: I'll be honest, I went into this game expecting to be blown away, and in some ways that may have been my downfall. The island setting is stunning at first glance, but loses its shine under closer examination.
Pros: The promise of living the life of the rich and famous is hard to resist, A fleet of some of the most desirable cars in the world, A wealth of content to keep you entertained
Cons: Some poor vehicle handling and physics, Bland environments make long drives feel like an eternity, An overall lack of polish to most aspects of the presentation, At time of writing, multiplayer mode is severely flawed
Conclusion: Wer seit Halo nach einem ordentlichen Ego-Shooter sucht und mit realistischen Taktik-Elementen wie in Rainbow Six oder Comic-Atmosphäre wie in XIII nichts anzufangen weiß, kann sicherlich einen genaueren Blick auf John Daltons Alienhatz werfen.