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 playable game I’ve had the displeasure of reviewing.
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. Bomberman Act Zero is an attempt to take the franchise in more of a 3D direction, and focuses on the multiplayer aspect. Meaning the single player campaign is very close to worthless.
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? They certainly didn't here. Bomberman's new look also comes with a 3D mode of gameplay. The characters have transformed from their classic cartoonish look to a darker appearance.
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 . Instead of going the Metroid Prime route of completely changing the way the game plays while still retaining the IP, Bomberman Act: Zero has pretty much given us the same game as twenty years ago with slightly more flair.
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. It is probably going to go down as the ugliest title of this console generation.
Excerpt: Hmm"..wow".Yeah, I guess there's just no other way to say it and sometimes you just have to say it like it is right? Bomberman: ActZero BLOWS with a capital B! THIS is not a remake of the Bomberman classic we all know and love. THIS is not a remake of ANY classic that we as gamers might remotely know and love.