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GF Rating
6.1

193 ratings

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Finding your bounty is harder than you think

posted by JCDenton (FREEDOM, NH) Apr 25, 2008

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Member since Mar 2006

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Mace Griffin: Bounty Hunter is a shooter, plain and simple. No RPG elements, no free-roaming atmosphere, no upgrades, no shopping, no mini-games, just shooting. And good for Mace! Sometimes you just feel like blowing stuff up and this game let's you do that. Your weapons are pretty standard fare: shotgun, sniper, rocket launcher, machine gun, pistol, etc. You get some alien weapons, but nothing the Covenant didn't have in Halo. Speaking of Halo, Mace Griffin seems to have taken Master Chief's regenerating shield technology as a bounty. Many of the element here will remind you of Halo, but Mace has a few cool tricks up his sleeve. The alternative fire modes of his weapons are pretty cool, from lobbing grenades with your machine gun to pre-loading four shotgun shells. You'll need the firepower, as each of the 12 missions can take an hour or two. And I should mention the enemy is well-equipped and effective at killing you. Yes, this game is hard. Space battle seems even harder. Load yourself into a ship and get ready for the onslaught of fast fighters and rapid-fire turrets. I suppose the biggest problem with the game is it's difficulty. A few more well-placed checkpoints would have gone a long way toward alleviating this. Some aggravating escort missions and a good measure of backtracking don't help either. There are also many times when you'll have no idea of what to do or where to go.
Basically, this is a shooter. While long and difficult, it's not particularly innovative or unique. What you see is what you get. But that's not such a bad thing.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

It breaks your heart...

posted by DeusUmbra (TUCSON, AZ) Aug 24, 2006

Member since Jul 2004

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game is literally oozing with potential. You're seemlessly whisked from space combat to gun totting ground work. This game could've been revolutionary, could've been amazing, could've been the greatest, but it isn't. It is a mediocre shooter. The story is okay, and the game play is a bit repetative. But if you're like me, playing this game will break your heart when you see how it settled for being okay instead of being extraordinary.

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

NICE!

posted by Xcited2b (RESTON, VA) Jun 14, 2007

Member since Dec 2006

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

Excellent standard shooter. Tons of levels, weapons are pretty basic but the AI isn't so bad on the introductory level that you can't get through without enough challenge to keep it really interesting. It was good to have the piloting levels every so often as a nice change from just running around shooting.

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