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: 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?
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.
Excerpt: Genre: Action/Puzzle Publisher: Konami Developer: Hudson Release Date: August 29, 2006 I have this eerie fascination with Japanese developers and designers trying to re-imagine family-friendly concepts into "dark" and "dangerous" entities. Please, don't tell anyone.
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 .