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GF Rating
5.9

3914 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
6

Above Average

Great Expectations, Poor Execution

posted by Thechubby1 (SNOW CAMP, NC) Feb 5, 2007

Member since Jun 2006

I have been excited about this game since I heard about its release on the original Xbox. When I ripped open the package and finally started playing it, I thought I was going to give it an 8. Then, about halfway through, I'm doing yet another torpedo run. I'd rather do something else but, it's ineffective. The developers could have at least put another effective way to deal with ships instead of torpedoes. That's all you'll be doing when an enemy ship comes after you. Sending up waves of torpedo planes, or shooting them with torpedoes from a ship. There is just not enough variety in the game. I'm glad they put a game mode where your a submarine captain, because when you get one in the single player game, you probably won't be able to get it in range. But a few extra game modes isn't enough to save this game. All vehicles handle un realistically. The graphics could've been better. The story is tacked-on. The voice acting is comical and the game falls apart halfway through.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

All Hands On Deck!!!!!

posted by Spinster (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA) Feb 5, 2007

Member since Jul 2006

Wow what a fun game this is. The only thing that was kind of irritating was the training courses, the instructor drones on quite a bit.

But, after that it's full steam ahead and cannons blazing. It does take some getting used to the different controls and balancing weapon control & navigation. But in general the learning curve is minor. Once you get the hang of it, the game just takes off, and seems like it will provide many hours of enjoyment to come.

I would've given it a ten but, I just don't think it ranks with games like Gears Of War, which I did give a true ten.

All in all get it play it. I'm sure you'll enjoy yourself with this sea adventure.

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