Summary: It was a little too dark, depressing, morbid for me. It kept my interest though and the unlocks at the end of the game make we want to go through it again and clean house...maybe I will. Overall, it's a good game. Sega usually puts out games I enjoy.
Amazon Customer "Master of the Impossible", Amazon
26 March 2013
Summary: Condemned: Criminal Origins was a beautiful and heart-pounding scary game. A game with flaws, but what it wanted to do it did so well that it was easy to over look the flaws. To be blunt, I had a blast and wanted to check out the sequel, Condemned 2: Bloodshot. At first the game play reminds you a lot of the first. Their is a heavier emphasis on combat, which I wasn't fond of, and a much better designed forensic system.
Interesting concepts are explored, but i rarely found myself scared by any of it.
Jeffrey Lasalle "Jeff LaSalle", Amazon
2 April 2012
Summary: I am a dedicated fan of survival horror, and always check out the latest offering from the genre. This franchise is simply too action intensive for my liking. It really does detract from inducing a sense of fear in the player. Although, i will admit that the combat system is quite enjoyable. Also, it should be noted that this game isn't always concerned with providing an authentic horror experience. Sometimes, it makes an unwelcomed shift towards FPS territory.
Summary: I loved the first game. It was unique and scary. But I just could not get into the second game. New elements were not enough to hold my interest and there were not enough scares to keep me on the edge of my seat.
Summary: You play a drunken cop with a vandetta to pay. The plot is confusing but the game certainly has its moments where it can scare you outta your seat. I recommend playing it in a dark room at night for full effect. The doll factory is just creepy. Its worth the price you'll get it for on ebay to give it a shot.
Summary: Condemned 2 for the Xbox 360: Pros: Weapons selection Graphics CG Combo & Block moves Ability to access files/evidence many times Throwing weapons both straight ahead but also VERTICALLY! Cons: Darkness (even adjusted) Inability to skip Cutscenes Confusing Navigation points (no clear directions) No cheats Game progression was too slow Tutorial was spaced throughout entire first level, not all at once Basically you wake up in an alley, hung over.
Summary: Decently made game, good graphics... but if you've played the first game this one is almost unplayable. You have to hold down both triggers to block, and though it may not seem like much it gets very annoying. Also, it just doesn't FEEL like condemned 1. You aren't scared unless something jumps out at you. I can only go through it about a level at a time, using walkthroughs often and just not really enjoying the game knowing that the first was so much better.
Summary: Like the story, the combat loses its way a tad as the game moves along. By the end, you'll have been tossed into a number of situations where gunplay takes on too much significance for a game that supposedly isn't about shooting. If guns are your thing, you can even unlock a first-person shooter mode by completing the game once. Still, nothing beats the grotesque satisfaction Condemned 2 provides with its weapons of convenience.
Summary: Needs guns. I like the beating up of the npc's but I would also like to have a small projectile weapon in the beginning also. I didn't like that I had to press alot of buttons to make a move. Although this was my first game without guns so I may need to just put a little nore time in on pushing alot of buttons on the controller fast.
Summary: I bought this game because the price was very good. I would not recommend this game to a friend. The graphics were average, but it felt like I was doing the same thing over and over. I have not played it for a really long time and do plan on continuing to see what else it has to offer.