Conclusion: You'll be hard pressed to find a game with as much action as this one has to offer. Ive played through twice, in some cases three times and I still find this game to be fun. I wouldnt recommend paying more than $20 on it because it definately does not do anything groundbreaking but it is an awesome way to spend an afternoon.
Excerpt: Dead to Rights: Retribution is a hard-hitting, explosive experience that has hints of noir films like Sin City and Max Payne rolled up into it and more than a dash of similarities to popular comic book superhero Batman and his Gotham City. It seems to have been inspired by these age-old favourites and yet still manages to make itself a name among this mould, creating a brutal and relentless journey that will draw you into the atmospheric gritty crime world of Jack Slate...
Excerpt: Hype is a little like hope. It’s like when you’re a kid and you’re hoping that the toy you’ve been harping on for all year, lives up to the hype. Dead to Rights: Retribution is a little like that and we’ve seen some great hype over the last few months, especially with some the awesome trailers released by Bandai Namco . The question is… does it live up to the hype or is it just another slam bam thank you mam third person action game.
Excerpt: It may not be the deepest or most original action experience out there, but it's hard to deny the cheap thrills, over-the-top attitude, and mind-numbingly brutal mayhem present in Volatile's latest.
Pros: Big explosions, powerful guns, and an over-the-top attitude make for a worthwhile action experience.
Summary: All in all the game offers nothing we haven’t seen before. What the game does do, it does in a way that is neither innovative, nor inherently bad, it’s all just kind of there. While the game has it’s charm, after beating it, I didn’t get the sudden urge to start up a new game the way I do with some other titles. We are left with a game that is just kind of there, and in this day and age, just being there is no longer enough.
Summary: All in all, this game has been a blast to play. While it’s not perfect, it does offer some great story telling and the animations for Shadow are fantastic. It looks like they used motion capture for his animation. Jack is fun to play and for the most part, its a really enjoyable game to play. With about 10-12 hours for total gameplay and some replay factors trying to get gold medals, the game pretty much keeps you entertained until the end.
Pros: Playing as Shadow is awesome, story is overall pretty nice, and the shooting works well.
Cons: The dialogue, checkpoint system is not the best, some weird glitches pop up every now and then.
Excerpt: Si le premier Dead to Rights avait su se faire une place dans l’ombre de Max Payne, la médiocrité du second opus semblait clouer le cercueil de cette série naissante. Que peut-on attendre de cette résurrection ? La qualité première de Dead To Rights Retribution est de connaître ses limites. Visiblement pourvu d’un petit budget, Volatile Games se fait un devoir d’utiliser ses ressources à bon escient pour renouer avec les fondamentaux de la série et ça marche.
Summary: En conclusion Bien que le scénario offre une sérieuse dose de déjà vu, j’ai quand même eu du plaisir à jouer à Dead to Rights Retribution parce qu’il procure de l’action rapidement et que l’on n’a pas besoin de se casser la tête au niveau de la prise en main. Avec un simple passé de « gamer » on devient assez rapidement efficace.
Pros: Une signature visuelle correcte Alternance entre Jack et Shadow réussie Incorpore des combats corps à corps et « gunfight » Beaucoup d’action, de combats et d’armes Histoire fluide
Cons: Histoire terne et déjà vue Jack est beaucoup trop caricatural « gros bras, grosse voix » Des problèmes de caméra le long des murs Quelques bogues d’affichage ici et là Les fréquents chargements