Reviews and Problems with Condemned: Criminal Origins
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I REALLY tried to like this game.... :(
Clarkey , GameStop
5 March 2012
Summary: I've read some really good reviews for this game.... supposed to be a fun melee-based horror game. I believe I picked it up for maybe 5-8 bucks a few months ago..... I really tried to focus on all of the "fun elements" that I had read about. I will grant that the atmosphere was kinda creepy. Not Dead Space "Gee Willikers I need to change pants" scary, but creepy nonetheless.
Summary: The concept of this game is interesting and it can be quite scary at times. I like the story line and plot but it leaves much to be desired. The weapons are limited and it leaves you not knowing what to do at times.
Summary: I'm just making this review to warn you about this game repetitve gameplay and just not fun. Very closeminded story line and you can see what the ending will be like at around the first level. I don't want to sound too anoying so i'll stop here but this game is seriously not even worth the five bucks that gamestop is selling it for.
Summary: I have to tip my hat to the creators of Condemned Criminal Origins for attempting something new from the shooter dominant genre of first person gaming. Being that this game was made in 2006, it certainly holds up very well. Both graphically and game play wise. There are things this game does very well, and things that may rub you the wrong way. I will detail both what I feel are the strengths and weaknesses of this title later.
Conclusion: a very good game that is different from most first person games. this is one of them games that aims to frighten you and does this well. a bad thing about this game is that it is very short. (i completed it twice in 15 hours) it does tend to get a bit samey after the 1st few chapters but the later missions are great and have thair scary moments. this game is deffinately worth a rent.
Summary: Condemned is the first thriller game on the 360, created by the folks at Monolith, who are responsible for the hit F.E.A.R. on the PC. Unfortunately, this game didn't get the attention it deserves at launch due to the incredible amounts of hype surrounding Perfect Dark Zero. Condemned places you in the shoes of FBI agent Ethan Thomas, and you're investigating the strange murders of a serial killer.
Something a bit different, but the sequel is better
P. Burton, amazon.co.uk
18 September 2011
Summary: I liked the look of this game when I first played the downloaded demo on the XBox. Its more than just a FPS, the investigating element of the game makes it a lot more interesting. I also enjoy the bit where you can finish off one of the baddies with one of the four kill moves when they are stunned. This makes it violent and there is swearing in the game so it deserves its 18 rating.
Summary: This game was pretty freaky at some points, but overall it was boring. The graphics on the cutscenes of the characters is horrendous, but mostly because it's an older game I would assume. I like the use of the melee weapons, but using the forensic tools to follow trails around then seeing someone come at you is annoying because it takes a few seconds to whip out your weapon.