Excerpt: There are some video games that should have never been made. Bomberman Act Zero is one such game. This Xbox 360 game was an attempt to take Bomberman in a gritty, and dark direction. Why? Oh I know, because there are out of touch media outlets who want everything to be macabre and morbid.
Excerpt: I think I’ve been insulted. I don’t feel insulted, and I don’t think it was intended as an insult, but Bomberman: Act Zero may be the most offensive game I’ve ever played. From its complete overhaul of the Bomberman IP to the paltry three modes of play, this is perhaps the most flawed but still...
Excerpt: Last time I picked up Bomberman , it was on the NES. I remember a very simple, fun game that wasted hours of my youth. Now many years later, we have Bomberman: Act Zero . In the day of high resolution graphics and super cool gaming systems, can you really improve a classic gameplay style?
Conclusion: I earned many of the hardest online achievements by boosting against a second gamertag on my spare Xbox. Without doing this, the long streak achievements are impossible. In summary, Bomberman: Act Zero is a game for those that have a bad game fetish.
Conclusion: Bringing an old, arcade-style title to a next-gen system is challenging for sure, and one that pretty much insists that only the intellectual property gets carried over. This is not the case with Bomberman Act: Zero .
Summary: If ever there was a game that absolutely did not need a darker and more sinister re-imagining, it was Bomberman. Instead of cute and funny, we now have dark and serious and that isn’t cool. Of course, the graphical overhaul is the least of Act Zero’s problems.