Excerpt: I had never played a Bomberman game before playing Bomberman Live. Oh sure, I had heard of Bomberman and I knew that a lot of people enjoyed it, but with the limited time I have to share among hundreds of games I never got around to giving it a try. It turns out that that was a big oversight on my part because I now have experienced first hand how much fun Bomberman can be.
Conclusion: Overall? I love Bomberman. But it's not a game you want to play alone, and it's not a game you want to play when you need to relax. It may seem dorky but many times my hand has gripped the controller and sweat has run down my neck as I face off with my final opponent, a single bomb in hand. Buy it.
Excerpt: Bomberman’s first entry on the Xbox 360 (Bomberman: Act Zero) is most likely the worst game the franchise has experienced. Its completely overhauled look from cute to serious graphics turned off veterans while the gameplay itself chased off anyone who dared play it. Bomberman’s second 360 entry, on the other hand, is cheap, cute, and a whole lot of fun.
Excerpt: Graphically, Bomberman Live is nothing more than a slightly-enhanced version of every other Bomberman title every released. Does that mean it's bad? Absolutely not. It just means that it is simple , and sometimes that is all you need. The fact that you can change the costumes of your Bomberman is a big plus, and helps distinguish your character online or off, within the chaos that is happening on the screen. When it comes to audio, Bomberman Live shines.
Excerpt: Those crafty buggers at Hudsonsoft must be laughing all the way to the bank after bringing one of the most cherished multiplayer experiences of past generations to the fore front of modern online gaming. Bomberman feels perfect on XBOX live and shows that even after over forty installments of the series that it is a formula that never ages.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is When Hudson Released Bomberman: Act Zero in 2006, it was panned by critics and given the dishonorable title as the worst game of the year by many reviewers. No longer the iconic bubble headed mascot EVERYONE loved, Bomberman is now some Cyborg wearing armor. Complaints ranged from bad camera controls, to dull gameplay and graphic design and possibly the worst insult for the Bomberman series: no offline multiplayer!
Excerpt: Bomberman LIVE, the first game in the series developed outside of Japan, has proven to be one of the best. Bareback have taken Bomberman back to its roots, mixing the same frantic gameplay of the much loved 16-Bit editions with modern 3D visuals. The game is packed with options, from varied game modes to extensive weapon sets, and you even have the option to customise your Bomberman to create a truly unique online avatar…
Summary: Bomberman Live is everything you want from a Bomberman game, including fast-paced action, a great multiplayer mode, and enough diversity to keep you coming back for months to come. With its strong online mode and character customization, Bomberman Live proves to be the best version of the long-running series to come a long in more than a decade! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Excerpt: When thinking of long-running franchises, most people will toss out names like Mario Brothers, Sonic the Hedgehog, Legend of Zelda or even Mega Man. All of these games have had a long and rich history, entertaining gamers for over 20 years. However, one game may get left out of the list and has been out for as long as the original Mario Brothers game has been. That game is Bomberman.