gamers (93%) found this review helpful
What happened? It's hard to imagine a game as simplistic as Bomberman being that easy to completely screw up, but they managed to do it somehow. My biggest question: where's all the fun? They took the main idea of Bomberman and just removed everything that made it great, and we got this stinking pile instead. I remember sitting around with my friends playing Super Bomberman on the SNES with the multitap - 4 player action at its finest. Now, with Act Zero, they've changed the viewpoint to some crazy third-person. They changed the look of Bomberman to some big stupid-looking robot instead of the huge-headed, ball-fisted oddity that I know and love. They changed the very mechanic of the game - the one-shot kill. The adrenaline doesn't start pumping if I'm not always scared to die, which takes multiple bombs in this game to do. Imagine Frogger if one hit didn't kill him. It completely changes the game!!! What they should've done is released Super Bomberman on Live Arcade and saved themselves the time, effort, and money they wasted making this garbage. They'd sell more copies that way. At least this game is appropriately named: Act Zero. This game earns a 1 only because Gamefly won't let me go any lower.
WARNING: Read this before even renting this game!!
posted by playtack (SAN ANTONIO, TX) Sep 6, 2006
Member since Jan 2005
gamers (87%) found this review helpful
First off, I've never written a game review before. But this game was SO BAD, I had to offer a warning!! Don't even waste a week of your Gamefly subscription by renting this-- you'll just box it up and send it back in ten minutes (if that).
I like the Bomberman series. I was really looking forward to a game that traded huge playing levels and long storylines for ultimate multiplayer gameplay in a tight bundle, which is what I expected from "Act Zero". Boy, was I disappointed.
Online play (once I found a game.. nobody plays this online) is terrible-- long loading/waiting times for a solid 45 seconds of confusing, choppy/laggy gameplay.
Singleplayer didn't help-- I can't think of a less interesting game with less things to explore.
This should have been an Arcade release w/ single player being the free "trial" version (it's really nothing more than that), with the "full" version being Live enabled. Even then I would have regretted downloading the free version, because this game is just that bad.
Bottom line, not only is this --BY FAR-- the worst game for the 360, it may just be the worst game released for any system in the last ten years. STAY AWAY!