gamers (95%) found this review helpful
Like the title says God hand will most certainly be a type of game that will put your gaming skills to the test.
At first glance you would think that this game is nothing more then a typical simple beat em up style of game, However those feelings would change the very second you start playing. The learning curve of the game is pretty tight due to the fact that instead of simply attacking and blocking you actually have to learn how to fight as well as dodge any attacks that come your way(AND YOU DO NOT WANT TO GET HIT IN THIS GAME), and the game actually requires for you to learn it if you are to get anywhere in the game without dying too much.
That's another thing about this game, for such a simple concept the game is surprisingly hard unless you get the learning curve right. But even once you get the learning curve figured out the game still offers you a great challenge with it's great(and somewhat cheap)difficulty system.
There are two difficulty settings for this game, one where you select a mode to start from(Easy, normal, and Insane), and when the difficulty of the game increases the better you do during the game. The fighting gets harder, enemies start to become more aggressive, healing items or power-ups show up less and less, and attacks takes alot more from your health bar. Thankfully you can control the difficulty during the game to better suit your skill level if you wish, personally I find it more fun to play when the game goes insane on you.
The amount of continues I used during my first run through the game was 146 so believe me when I say don't take this game lightly not even on easy mode, and beware of insane mode.
If you like games that are simple but fairly deep and you can patiently enjoy going through games that offer a challenge then this game would be for you. However if you're the type who gets very frustrated easily and hate games that can own you then you should steer far away. This game is purely a love it or hate it kind of game.
gamers (88%) found this review helpful
OK, This game is definally under-rated. IGN gave this a 3!!! I'm sorry but this game is way above that. It's basically a remake of old beat em up games like Double Dragon or Streets of Rage, but with more updated gameplay. You have over 100 basic attacks which you can customize to make your own unique combos. Also over 50 special moves makes beatin the sheet outta random henchmen more fun than it should be. You start off with not much to work with but hang in there, it gets better. One problem i read about is how "hard" the game is. I must admit that it is very difficult. You will die many many times even on the first stage, but you'll become a better gamer from it! The story in the game isn't complex or deep but it works. Most games with demons and gods tend to be entertaining. All in all this is a great game and delivered more than was expected. So if you have patience(and ur gonna need em), rent it and give it a shot. If your not satisfied then come complain to me personally about how i wasted your precious time :-P
gamers (86%) found this review helpful
Remember the good old' days of the fun games at the arcade were you just go around and beat the snot out of the same guy over and over again? Well our generation came up right around the death of the arcade and since then there has not been an extremely fun button mashing beat em up game...UNTIL NOW! God Hand doesn't have much of a story, the graphics aren't much to brag about, and the camera system can work against you at some times, but once you play it all that is pushed aside because of how fun the game is. You run around beating up random bad guys using a combo system of punches, kicks, elbows, and knees to create a devastating combo tailored to you're tastes. In a tough spot? Just use a special attack which will take a huge chunk or decimate your enemy's health completely by smashing them into the ground, hurling them across the level, or even sending them into orbit! This game never takes it self seriously and is almost never realistic which is what most games try for these days, but what ever happened to the fun? God Hand does a great job of bringing the fun, even if all you do I beat the snot out of Thugs, and fight huge (crazy) bosses. You will laugh at its corny jokes, ridiculous characters, and you won't be able to put it down. I'm giving God Hand for the Playstation 2 an 8 out of 10.