Hellboy:Science of Evil is pretty much just another movie game. Rushed production to meet deadline, sloppy controls, and can be beaten in less than 5 hours. Your attack options are limited and it really does not seem to change much throughout the course of the game. You have your basic melee attacks, quick kills, a pistol with 6 different kinds of bullets, and some charge up power which really makes no difference at all that I can tell. If your a Hellboy fan you probably will enjoy this game. Rent it if you so choose but don't expect anything special.
I was very surprised at the entertainment level I received from this game. So often movie games are quite cheesy and put together quickly without much thought. This game was very stand alone and actually I didn't think of the movies at all when I played it. The visuals are not state of the art but they are fitting to the roots of the Hellboy being a graphic novel/comic. It doesn't take the skill of a Call of Duty master to play this game and it is a very casual play in my mind. Once I started playing I was extremely entertained by the game and played it almost the whole way through in one sitting. In all I think I might have spent 8 hours on it. The bosses are exceptionally harder than the regular characters you encounter throughout the game and it does require you to strategize a bit. There are minor puzzles and the only frustrating part for me was falling down from an area and having to walk all the way around the lower level just to get back to where you were and sometimes it was a little tough getting the action to activate.. you have to be standing in the right spot for the action(i.e. elevator) to work. The game spans different areas so it isn't all underground or in the woods.. it also spans different cultures and the environments are all vivid and well representations of the time period and the associated culture. I was impressed with the visual aspect of the game and felt as if I was playing a graphic novel come to life. I suggest anyone that is a fan of Hellboy to play his game and also anyone that is looking for a fun laid back play that has comedic aspects to it and is just fun to look at. It is as entertaining or more as watching an animated movie. My son really enjoyed watching me play the game.
posted by belltawaun (WARNER ROBINS, GA) Mar 28, 2010
Member since Mar 2010
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I'm not the type to not like games but i played this for about 10 minutes and i was ready to ship it back ..this game is so awful i would not even give it as a gift to an enemy it is so bad...whatever you do don't but buy this game ..if you do ..you just wasted money