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GF Rating
4.2

919 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Great dialoge (one-liners) with only fair gameplay

posted by Disavowed6 (BALLWIN, MO) Nov 27, 2009

Member since Sep 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Ron Pearlman is truly Hellboy and once again he shows this by adding his fantastic monologue to a mediocre game.

First, you will find troubling with this game is the grab function during combat. I mean if the enemy your trying to grapple in .0000000...00001 mm higher or lower than you are when trying to grapple, you won't be able to. Extremely annoying during the combat sequences!

Second, you cannot skip the dialog cut scenes. I mean yes, I do want to hear what Hellboy has to say before he kicks the c r a p out of the villians, but honestly once is enough. Unable to skip dialog, IN ANY GAME, will automatically bring my personal rating down of that game.

Overall, easy 600+ achievement points. Took probably about 7 hours total to rack these up and stuff in back to Gamefly.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Science of Boring...

posted by gghelmst (ELK GROVE VILLAGE, IL) Oct 20, 2008

Member since Jul 2008

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Dang that's a catchy title.

It's too bad the game wasn't as catchy. This is going to be a short review as I didn't even get through the 1st level.

As a fan of the movies, and now the graphic novels (I had seen them before, but was not a reader until the 1st movie came out), I was expecting a lot from this game. I should have read some of the other reviews from here first.

The first thing I noticed was the graphics, or lack there of. There is a cut scene where "bats" come flying out of a forest, but they are more like black blobs with what appear to be wings. The game play isn't any better.

What should have been an open world game (even on a linear path) was bad. Yes, you can move around the screen, but you can't change the camera angle very well. "Looking around" consists of the camera panning about 2 inches either left or right. Combat is the simple mashing of the "X" button (on the 360 at least) until you get carpal tunnel in your thumb. Occasionally you can hit "Y" to kick something or randomly pull the left trigger to shoot. However the aiming system is weak, so you have to take the games word for it that you're going to shoot your target.

As I said above, I didn't even get through the 1st level. After mashing "X" for 20 minutes, my fingers hurt and I didn't feel like I was getting anywhere. The only semi-redeeming factor of the game was Ron Pearlman doing the voice of Hellboy.

Avoid this game at all costs. Sorry Hellboy fans....

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Could be better

posted by Noobsnacks (ROCKVILLE, MD) Sep 16, 2008

Member since Jun 2007

1 out of 1 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game had some potential. The controls were fairly easy to adjust to, although the targeting system had much to be desired. For me the main bone of contention is the camera angles. They provide you with a function for looking around which is basically useless because all you movement is locked in some of most frustrating camera angles.

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