Summary: Based upon the premise of the blockbuster film of the same name, Battle: Los Angeles takes key plot points from its big screen inspiration and turns them into an interactive experience. It’s a first-person shooter with one of gaming’s most popular foes: aliens. Where would this industry be without that one word, which is used to describe just about any creative abomination a character designer can think of? Who knows?
Summary: " Battle: Los Angeles " is a game where sometimes it’s so bad that it’s funny. But mostly it’s so bad that it really isn’t hilarious. At 45 minutes for a playthrough, when considering this is a tie-in, it really should have been a nice freebie to encourage people to see the movie. As it stands, even fans of the film probably won’t get much out of downloading this brief and rather lacklustre shooter.
Conclusion: Even on hard difficulty this game is ridiculously easy. The worst part about this game is that the difficulty achievements don't stack so you have to force yourself to play through the game 3 times. Thankfully it will only take you about 1hr to finish it 3 times. I would advise avoiding this title and spending your money elsewhere.
Excerpt: Creating a game to tie-in with a movie has to be a frustrating and stressful process. You are basically given a deadline when it has to be complete to coincide with the movie premiere and they want you to spin gold.
Pros: + Great visuals
Cons: Criminally short campaign, Boring progression, Lack of variety
Battle: Los Angeles The Game – Review (Xbox 360 / XLBA)
21 March 2011
Conclusion: For such a low price it is good fun to be had, but only for about an hour. If you play through all the difficulty settings, you’ll get about 3 hours out of the game to unlock the all achievements and videos/photos. There is no multiplayer nor is there anything else to go back to after you’ve finished it once or twice.
Excerpt: It really speaks to how bland a game is that after you beat it, the only good points you can recall are the cool spiral bullet trails and how pretty the lens flare is. Battle: Los Angeles is a slapped-together shooter that’ll take you less time to finish than it does to watch the movie it’s based on — and it’ll cost you almost the same amount of money.
Pros: + Some neat scripted events; fast-paced gameplay.
Cons: - Overwhelmingly bland graphics and environments., - Insipid story and comic-book cutscenes; you’ll beat it in an hour., ? Was this game released on a Friday (like Days of Thunder: Arcade), instead of the typical XBLA Wednesday, to hide it?
Excerpt: Games based on movies are generally horrendous. We've had so many poor movie games since the introduction of consoles into our homes that most gamers scoff when they hear the latest block buster movie will be available as a cross-platform release. However, every now and then, one game will break this mould and unfortunately Battle: Los Angeles by developers Saber Interactive is not that game.
Conclusion: 'Eight Below' is one of those movies you go in expecting to be embarrassed to watch, and come out surprised at how much you enjoyed it. The words "Disney" and "nature film" often make me cringe, but 'Eight Below' is a genuinely exciting, moving adventure that truly is fun for the whole family. As one of Buena Vista's debut Blu-ray titles it is a very nice-looking disc, and the soundtrack isn't too shabby, either.
Battle: Los Angeles Review | Ninety Minutes Of Hell
11 March 2011
Conclusion: The Short Version: Battle: Los Angeles is insultingly short, completely pointless and plain bad . Do not buy it. Fans of the film might consider picking it up during a sale or price reduction, but otherwise, this simply isn't worth the meagre two hours you'll spend playing it.
Pros: Impressive destructible cover, Relatively solid - if stolid - FPS mechanics, Unlockable promotional material
Cons: Truly appalling value, Hopeless campaign against a single enemy unit, Terrible, rushed, awful presentation