Reviews and Problems with Condemned: Criminal Origins
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Condemned 360 Review
Joey Joe Joe Jr S. "high flyer", Amazon
1 June 2009
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.
Summary: Since every other game pretty much gives a recap of the entire premise of the game, i'll keep this short. Pretty fun. While the game will be fun, exciting, (and possibly scary for some), I found the gameplay to slowly go downhill as you went further, since you seem to be doing the same thing throughout. The game does have its high points where cool scenes and whatnot bring the story together, but these are few and far between.
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.
Summary: If you like gruesome serial killer series on t.v. and the idea of a game where you track them down, then the setting is perfect for you. However, there is no getting past the repetitive gameplay. If you found Bioshock even slightly repetitive, then I recommend you don't bother. And although it's very grim and downbeat, it's not actually that scary.