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. The AI isn’t the sharpest tool in the shed and the controls need tuned to offset the sluggish movement of Dalton. The XMP mode can be a ton of fun with at least 4-on-4, but with any less it seems rather slow and unsatisfying.
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 large round voluptuous boobs, and the now standard, "forest, ice, lava, alien jungle, and desert" levels.
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: 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. On the other hand, the broad range of vehicles are faithfully recreated and look great on the road. It's a pity though that actually driving them is a lot like trying to steer a schizophrenic goat down a mountain pass.
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: 13 /20 Si on voit bel et bien qu’Unreal 2 : The Awakening a mal vieilli, on se rend très vite compte du charme fou qu’il garde en lui. Souvent fun et toujours bourrin, il vous fera terminer nombre de missions qui s’avèrent très sympas à boucler. Toujours est-il que la version PC est disponible à prix moindre et qu’elle se révèle être tout aussi intéressante. A vous de voir en fait.
Pros: Fun, Plaisant, Jouable, Bourrin !, Une campagne solo bien sympa
Cons: Graphismes inférieurs à la version PC, Fort dirigiste et simplet, Trop facile à boucler, Mode Xbox Live indigne d’intérêt