gamers (90%) found this review helpful
Man vs. Wild had plenty of room for correction. With only five episodes to play, the game last about four hours tops and thats with getting a platinum. Some parts of the game is very glitchy. Such as while in the Rockies when you climb a mountain sometimes you cannot climb down. The game does have a lot of fun moments though. You get to kill snakes and whiz in there skin then drink it!? Also there is a lot of collecting in the game, every mission has at least two different sets of things to collect. The graphics are pretty weak, but they're not Rogue Warrior awful or anything. It is games like this that make Gamefly amazing, because as a fan of the t.v. show I wanted to try it out, but trust me it is worth a rent only. I wouldn't buy this game for any more than $20!
gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Graphics are a generation behind on this one which is always a bummer but gameplay can make up for what graphics lack. Not this time the gameplay is even worse then the graphics.
The game is choppy, full of glithches (try takin on the black bear in the everglades or the horse ride at the end of the game) and kinda boring after about 30 minutes.
The side missions are pointless (why would you look for junk in the everglades but salvage nothing from what you find for survival?) and the movements of the character and enemy's is not much above activisions game Pitfall from the 1980's. The worst is building fires and shelters they could have done a lot more with that theme of the game by letting you choose your own sites for fires or camps (giving bonuses for peeps who pick ideal terrain) and got rid of the drag and drop way of building fires and shelters and replace it with something more challenging and interesting.
I love the show and thought this would be more fun then it was. The ideas are there but they coulda spent a lot more time on game controls, graphics and subplots.
All in all this game is a disappointment and is only something you may want to rent. It is a slow paced game that only gives you about 5 hrs gameplay but that is about 4 hrs too many anyway.
posted by mgrantz (SAN FRANCISCO, CA) May 30, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
This is the WORST game I ever played. Controls are horrible, the button sequencing events are not fun, and the game gets super annoying rapidly. Further, I was never able to complete the sequence of getting on the train in Patagonia, making earning the platinum impossible.
I rented this game after reading a few posts about an easy 5-hour plat; plus I liked the show, so why not? But don't be misled by an "easy plat". I highly recommend avoiding this piece of garbage.