Summary: Perfect Dark Zero had some impossibly large shoes to fill and, unfortunately, it falls short of the incredible expectations placed upon it prior to release. It isnt a bad game, but it is far from great, particularly when compared to some recent FPS games on the Xbox.
Excerpt: Perfect Dark Zero is the successor of one of the best games and shooters on the Nintendo64, Perfect Dark. Not only because of this, but also due to the fact that gamers are looking for a Halo-equivalent on Xbox360, the expectations for this launch game are extremely high.
Excerpt: It’s less than two months until the launch of the Xbox 360, can you feel the excitement? The biggest question on everyone’s mind has been what games will be available at launch. Of course the bigger question is can Rare actually deliver two games on day one.
Conclusion: So is Perfect Dark Zero what Halo was for the Xbox? Nope. That shouldn’t discourage Xbox 360 owners from picking up a copy on day one, however, simply because it is still one of the best shooters on the console – especially in the multiplayer arena.
Conclusion: If you enjoyed the original game, and can live with the fact that you won’t be quite as scared as when playing through the original for the first time (even Jason Vorhees lost his fright factor after a movie or two), The Suffering: Ties That Bind is worth picking up.
Conclusion: The classic game of Pac-Man is one that we will forever remember and love, which is why it saddens us to say this transfer isn’t all it is cracked up to be. Gamers should definitely check out the free demo of the game (also on the marketplace), but there are serious considerations players must look...
Conclusion: I found other warts too, such as dead bodies that ricochet around the environment like ping pong balls should they fall into a spot of dodgy collision, little to no physics on water, screen tearing when rotating in highly lit or detailed areas, frame rate hitches in the pre-mission fly by’s, and...
Excerpt: I was programmed to hate Perfect Dark Zero from the start. Blame the e-crowd I hang out with who have, to a man, declared that anything post-N64 Rare is an affront to everything they hold dear.