Summary: Cinephiles have been bemoaning for years, if not veritable decades now, how the movie industry appears to have completely run out of ideas. Not only is there precious little of any substance, with any intellectual or literary cachet to recommend it, little of the clever, urbane witticisms of the cinema of days gone by, and little food for thought in these empty calorie, saccharine-sweet cotton candy confections, but the current generation of music video directors and...
Pros: If you were among the 15 or so adolescents scattered across the country who actually, liked, this sad travesty of a remake of an amusing but ultimately mediocre 30 year old claymation genre film, then hey, this stinker of a game is based on it!
Cons: Where do I start? Complicated weapon seizure process and menu navigation/assignment., Being forced to sit through the same childish, violent animation every time you seize a weapon, and being forced to do this to beat nearly every enemy in the game., As above, so below - the movie blew mightily, thus we have this game., Long, boring cutscenes that can't be skipped – only performed in silent pantomime instead (!?!)
Conclusion: In many ways, Monday Night Combat feels like a well-tuned fan-made mod. It may lack the content of a full retail game but what you do get is a superb multiplayer experience that surpasses some of those major retail titles. The game’s quality doesn’t come from its selection of game modes or maps, but in its finely balanced classes and tower defence based tactics. Blending two popular and quite distinct genres as Monday Night Combat does is certainly not an easy feat.
Pros: Tight and well-designed game modes, fresh classes, easy and fun to play with friends.
Cons: Lacks diversity in maps and game modes, can get a little repetitive after a while.
Conclusion: movie-based titles that totally disrespects instead of paying honorable homage to its God of War muse. Following the Greek mythology story of the movie, Clash of the Titans tells the tale of first the defeat of the Greek Titans by their sons – Zeus, Poseidon and Hades, the bad-asses of the Greek gods. Quickly the shift becomes the life of Perseus, who was born of a union between a human mother and Zeus.
Excerpt: It's never a good sign when a licensed game arrives hot on the heels of a home release. Clash of the Titans does nothing to dispel that stigma. It's a real shame; I'm a huge fan of the 1981 Ray Harryhausen epic, and though I have no desire to see the remake, I don't have any problems with its existence. However, the fans of both films deserve better than this game. I only found myself enamored with a few parts of this game's visual presentation.
Conclusion: If you want a good hack and slash experience full of angry gods and mythology, you’re better off with the God of War series. Even if you’re playing through the PS2 ones, they will look and play immeasurably better than Clash of the Titans. At least with those titles, you won’t have to combat terrible visuals, soulless voice acting, clumsy combat, tedious missions, and an overall sense of frustration as well as your enemies.
Movie-based hack-fest with loads of man-on-monster violence.
Common Sense Media
24 August 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that movie-based game Clash of the Titans shares the movie's violent and sometimes-scary themes. Though no blood is spilled (monsters ooze goo instead), there's nothing cartoonish about the fights in this game, as realistic melee weapons are used to rend enemies limb-from-limb. The game also zooms in whenever a finishing move is triggered, which means players will be able to see each body part up-close as Perseus lops it off.
Conclusion: This game was just flat out not fun and I wouldn’t even recommend trying it out. Nothing compels the player to play the game for more than a couple hours let alone deal with its crap for over 15 hours.
Excerpt: Early in the game, after Hades has threatened the royal family of Argos, Perseus has to prove he's worthy to champion their cause. No big deal...until you realize that the other royal soldiers have a seemingly endless list of tasks that get repetitive in a hurry. You'll be running around the city killing monsters, then you'll be trying to outperform a pair of guards at monster-slaying in a set amount of time, then you'll be fighting off five or six guards in the...