Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie review (X360)
22 May 2010
Excerpt: There’s brilliance included, and stand-out moments litter the game like pinpricks of inspiration, but they tend to get lost in the bog of over-championed ideas best explored in moderation but dished out mercilessly in servings of pure overkill.
Conclusion: Intense is the first word that comes to mind when thinking of Peter Jackson’s King Kong . A definite thrill ride from beginning to end that relies heavily on its Hollywood-style presentation more than true gameplay. Hindered ever so slightly by repetitive enemies and puzzles (and a few gameplay bugs), King Kong still provides plenty of bang for the buck. If this was meant as an enticement to see the movie, it definitely worked.
Conclusion: A fun game while it lasts but far too short to justify shelling out full price, that being said it’s a lot better than its status as a ‘points only’ game would lead you to imagine. Pick it up on the cheap or rent it and have a blast for a few hours.
Excerpt: King Kong’s menacing mug shot on the cover of Peter Jackson’s King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (what a terribly messy title) certainly stood out amongst the covers of the other games on the Xbox 360. His sharp white fangs immediately grabbed my attention, and his angry eyes did a great job of pumping me up for the disc he was so preciously guarding.
Conclusion: King Kong is a solid title, albeit a bit short for some people’s taste. The game took me around 10 hours or so to complete, but it felt just right. Any longer I would have gotten tired of chucking spears at bats and lighting bushes on fire. There’s a few nice touches in the game that set this apart from other adventure/FPS titles.
Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie Review
7 November 2006
Excerpt: In the world of movie-licensed videogames there are usually two types: the shockingly poor cash-in and the mediocre, but playable game that's fun for most age groups. Sure, you get an exception from time to time (although GoldenEye is the only game that comes to mind), but you never expect a game based on a blockbuster movie to be a potential game of the year.
Conclusion: If your looking for the easy 1000G then there some cheats for guns, ammo and such but i thought it was still a good and fun game to play even without the cheats. The puzzles are fun and playing as Kong is very interesting to see in a game. I felt very good after ripping about 20 V-Rexes jaws apart . Overall a good game with adequte achievements.
Excerpt: Last year, Peter Jackson missed his annual event. From 2001 to 2003, Jackson and crew gave eager movie goers an early Christmas gift, releasing each part of their Lord of the Rings trilogy by mid December. It became a tradition for me and like minded LOTR junkies to gather up early premier tickets, and wait in line for hours in order to grab prime seats to these fantastic films. Yes I knew it wouldn't last forever— the story is limited to three parts.
Excerpt: *In this epic adventure, you will experience the fateful legend of Kong from the perspective of both man and beast. Survive Skull Island as unwitting hero Jack Driscoll in first-person shooting action, and unleash the staggering power of the 25-foot-tall King Kong in third-person action sequences.