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GF Rating
6.5

5765 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Fan of the show, Fan of the game.

posted by Imminent (NEW BRUNSWICK, NJ) Feb 6, 2009

Member since Nov 2008

3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful

This game is pretty amazing, Good combat system, great visuals, and... how can you beat a Samuel L Jackson voice over?

Now for the problems...

- if you have no prior knowledge of the series this game seems to be all over the place and it may seem as if you are just doing meaningless task.
- they are a couple of spots that are not exactly clear, parts that will have you searching the internet for the scarce walk through.
- THE FREAKIN Camera....

Overall a great game, but make sure you seen the show.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Fell short

posted by Payne909 (SANTA CRUZ, CA) Feb 2, 2009

Member since Nov 2005

13 out of 21 gamers (62%) found this review helpful

I love Samuel L. Jackson. I love hack-and-slash games with lots of blood, and a good comic relief.

Unfortunately, that is all this game really has to offer. The camera angles remind me of SEGA and there bad Sonic games, while the uneven combat can leave you wondering whether you're playing on too easy and too hard, at times. The fighting is inconsistent, and it seems like alot of the enemies are programmed to block all the time.

The storyline itself is decent, but if Surge is going to make us a play through a game with a storyline most fans already know, then, well, they should put a little more time into the rest of the game.

For gamers who don't know the story, I suggest watching the animated mini-series first, otherwise you'll get confused when the game assumes you HAVE seen the show, and leaves certain points out, leaving some people saying "Huh?"

All in all, if you don't mind a terrible camera, and repeating a few fights over and over (and over and over....), then the game offers a...unique... story.

We can only hope if there is some sequel in the future, that they put a little more effort into a game, and then work out the things that clearly frustrate the consumer.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Visual masterpiece (When the camera works with you

posted by kamalt (ARLINGTON, TX) May 27, 2010

Member since May 2006

2 out of 3 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

This game looks great, the art style and and fighting system is pretty good too; which is weird because normally if the fighting system is no good then the over all control of the game is no good, but that is not the case here. The camera and overall control scheme when trying to jump was just way off. I seriously keep playing this game for more then an hour just because of the art and cut scenes and how they were presented; but in the end the camera and overall clunky control when not fighting made me return this game as quickly as possible.

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