gamers (100%) found this review helpful
I was very skeptical about this game. I love the movies, but most games based off movies suck. This game however, is awesome! It's a remastering of Escape From Butcher Bay, with an extra part at the end, Assault on Dark Athena. The game is a prequel to Pitch Black. Its very stealth oriented. If you try to rush in "guns blazing" your probably going to die. Wait for your move, then STRIKE! If you like the Riddick movies, playing FPS games, and don't mind being sneaky, then this is the game for you. The graphics are pretty nice, a lot better than some of the other games out there. The combat is pretty bland, block, hit hit hit, block, hit hit hit, finisher. I haven't beaten the game yet, but so far, the story and gameplay is pretty good. Even if you've never seen the movies, this game won't leave you confused. As nothing from the movies needs to be known in order to understand the plot.
gamers (73%) found this review helpful
The Chronicles of Riddick, the Sci-fi story that followed after the movie "Pitch Black", Comes these stories, and yes 'these, there is two story lines under this title. "Assault on Dark Athena" and "Escape from Butcher's Bay". This game will keep you busy for hours and you really loose yourself. The game is not your basic first person shooter. You spend your time using stealth as your weapon, with melee attacks, and you use basically anything you pick up as your weapon. There isn't many games like Chronicles of Riddick, and the controls are very simple and easy to learn.
You play as Riddick, a Furian, last of his kind, who is hunted down for unknown reasons, but being the last from his planet he handles himself well at the odds he faces. Escape from Butchers Bay endeavours Riddick to escape from the most secure maximum security prison in the entire Galaxy. In Assualt on Dark Athena, Riddick finds himself boarding a Mercenary star cruiser called Dark Athena that found him drifting threw space, while he was aboard a rogue ship that Riddick had stolen.
This game is amazing, motion is superb, graphics are astonishing, and if the story doesn't capture you, the gameplay will. Starbreeze and Universal Pictures has made a marvellous game. It is impossible to explain all the functionality this game has to offer. You battle threw high tech corridors using the shadows as your steps. The AI will drive you insane with their hostility and ruthless intelligence. You will not be able to finish this game within one day. Specially when you find the multiplayer grips you just as hard the single player.
Its hard to say what I did not like of Chronicles of Riddick. I try to play a game enough that I can give a idea of what it has to offer. Not with this one, you engage into this game completely, almost like its a role playing game. With a billions of things you can do (I spent a lot of time shootin out lights) it is hard to really say just only one detail, when this game is perfect.