Conclusion: It's pretty basic, but the laugh out loud nature of its bad guys combined with a solid combat engine make this a blast to play for an hour or two. You also get Magic Sword in the entry price, although I find that game extremely dull. Like what you read? Visit www.joelcouture.com, www.fanboyscloset.com, or follow Joel_Couture on Twitter for more video game ranting, as well as free monthly fantasy short stories!
Excerpt: Rick and Lori are comic book characters and they know it. They are aware of the pages and panels that construct their world, of the Maker whose hand reaches in to draw villains, and of the bouts of amnesia that often afflict their kind. Unbound Saga is primed to be a self-referential comedy of comic book cliches, but fails to become anything more than a sub-standard beat-'em-up. What bothers me most is the wasted potential.
A comic book brawler that reads like a Comix Zone re-write
11 December 2010
Conclusion: Unbound Saga is a decent enough brawler. You get to pick up and throw homeless people against a wall, which is always fun, and the story itself is good enough to have you button-mash your way to its finale. But its basic, sluggish gameplay is stuck in the ‘90s. In this age we expect more.
Pros: Well-written plot, well voiced, Instantly likable characters, Great comic book style
Cons: Basic, sluggish fighting, Frustrating at times, No drop-in-drop-out co-op
Summary: Rick Ajax is a comic-book tough guy who is constantly forced to fight for the entertainment of readers at the whim of his creator, the Maker. He's pretty sick and tired of it, and if you play Unbound Saga, you'll understand why. Originally released on the PSP last year, this shallow and tiresome fighting game has now made its way onto Xbox Live, giving you a great opportunity to ignore it all over again.
Pros: Great artwork during cutscenes
Cons: Dull, mindless combat against a legion of similar enemies, Unfocused, uninteresting story, Unpleasant, repetitive music
Excerpt: Miss old-school, button-mashy brawlers? Unbound Saga was made with you in mind. Focusing on two comic-book heroes seeking revenge on the creator who torments them, Saga has you smashing through arena-like comic panels filled with smashable objects, busting the heads of the largely interchangeable thugs who get in your way. It’s about as repetitive as it sounds, but Saga has a few saving graces.
Pros: + Self-aware story is just goofy enough to be engaging., + Button-spamming action is fun for the few hours the game lasts.
Cons: - Really repetitive action, with mostly uninteresting enemies., ? Why don’t brawling superheroes just wear sweats? It’d be much more comfortable and sensible, really.
Conclusion: Jag böjer mig ned för att plocka upp en röd liten handväska som en kvinna tappat. Regnet rinner ner över mina välsvarvade muskler, blöter ned min tröja och droppar mot asfalten under mig. Mina ögon faller på en gul plåtburk, övergiven och bortkastad av någon. Jag ser mig omkring och inser att gränden jag befinner mig tycks vara dit trasiga och sönderrostade prylar kryper för att sakta tyna bort. Ett plötsligt kvinnoskrik ekar mellan väggarna.