gamers (73%) found this review helpful
First and foremost this has been the best game of 2005. I had learned about it at E3 2004, and was ecstatic. When it was finally released I didn't even give the employee a chance to put it on the shelf, I asked for this game. "What makes this game great?" It has all the elements of past games, doesn't it? Gore, over the top action, and insurmountable odds. The thing that makes this game great is the execution of the game is near perfect. Not to mention the graphics pushed the PS2 to it's limits. The only aspect of the game play that could be questioned are some of the camera angles. Occasionally I would die numerous times on a level because I couldn't see what I was doing. The reason I gave this game a perfect ten is because Gamefly doesn't have a 9.5. A can't miss experience for any gamer. If you haven't played it then you aren't living.
There's a couple hundred reviews for this game already so I doubt whether or not someone will get to read this. At any rate, I couldn't give this game a perfect score. Playing it, the first few moments you immediately relize this is nothing more than a button-masher; a highly visualy dressed up one, but one none the less. It tries to keep you playing with its RPG elements; improve your skills form experince earned, etc. The camera leaves a little to be desired. It really is no worse than most 3d platfomers but it only affeects gameplay to a minimum in a few situations. On the plus side it is story driven and has some ther best in game animatics. It really shows how much potential the PS2 still has. I'm sure most of the 10 ratings are either playing to the hype and/or fanyboy-ism at work, but my bottom line is: Not the perfect title it sets out to be, but that's alright because the story makes this a worthy title for your consideration.