Conclusion: This is what all video games used to be like! (I think people are spoiled these days by games like Fable III which you can walk right through without dieing once) Having the voice talent of folks like Ray Winston and Anthony Hopkins was a huge plus for this game, and the art and animation is solid. Unfortunately, it's short -- too short to be worth $60 bucks; you'll finish it in about 6 hours or so, even on Legendary.
Excerpt: That's not Angelina's face. Looks nothing like her. That might be her body, and her breasts... maybe. But that's not her face. Either the developers were using a pirated version of the fully CG film as source material or Ms Jolie banned the use of her likeness as well as her voice in the game. Sigh. I was looking forward to that.
Excerpt: It doesn't help that the soldiers that follow you around are about as intelligent as the nicely bumpmapped rocks you'll constantly be wandering over. They constantly run out and bash the crap out of anything they start to see...
Excerpt: Beowulf is an English historic epic by an anonymous author. Many times games based on licenses just turn out to be completely awful and a way for the developer/publisher to make some cash based solely on the name recognition. This particular game is based on the recent film directed by Robert Zemckis (2007). This action-adventure game came out just about the same time as the film.
Excerpt: Name: Beowulf the Game Genre: Action Platform: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and PSP (Reviewed on Xbox 360) Robert Zemeckis’s reimagining of Beowulf didn’t floor every moviegoer. I personally loved the movie and thought it looked great, retelling the Old English poem I have read several times in an original way. Making the game must have seemed like a good idea for Ubisoft because the movie looked enough like a video game for the transition to be an easy one.
Summary: "Even monsters have a mother," says the cursed Danish king in Ubisoft's new Beowulf: The Game. But unlike monsters, video games have many mothers, and we don't mean just their dev teams. Take Beowulf, for instance. With its ultraviolent combat, extravagant boss fights, hypermacho hero, and cinematic, button-prompted beatdowns, this game of the movie of the poem borrows traits from several great games of the past but fails to live up to any of them.
Pros: Your thanes love you, There's plenty of slow-mo bloodletting
Cons: It's easy to get stuck, The combat is brainless, Following the story is a quest in itself, You'll find dead ends in every aspect of the game
Die Legende von Beowulf: Das Spiel - Review (Xbox 360)
1 December 2009
Conclusion: Die Legende von Beowulf: Das Spiel ist kein schlechtes Actiongame. Es gibt viele spannende Kämpfe gegen zum Teil monströse Gegner. Vor allem die Bestienkämpfe wurden toll in Szene gesetzt. Das tröstet dann auch ein wenig über die Massenschlachten hinweg. Diese sind leider viel zu eintönig. Vor allem wegen dem etwas drögen Kombosystem. Nett ist allerdings, dass man uns viele Waffen und Spezialfertigkeiten gönnt.
Summary: Un epico eroe tormentato dal desiderio di potere e di gloria. Sei Beowulf, leggendario guerriero norvegese con la forza di 30 uomini. Guida i tuoi cavalieri in battaglia, uccidi i Titani di un'era decadente e sbaraglia i nemici che minacciano di annientare il tuo regno e la tua gente. Solo dopo, quando guardi il destino negli occhi, saprai che tipo di eroe sei veramente Punti di forza: - Il mondo mistico di Beowulf torna di moda in maniera sbalorditiva.