Should have stuck with the initial release trailer
posted by Balance (FORT MYERS, FL) Sep 9, 2013
Member since Jul 2007
I don't normally write a review, but I was looking forward to this game finally being released. The original trailer for the game with story details looked promising. Then the game falls off the radar for a couple, maybe three years.
Unfortunately, this was already being shipped when I found an advance video review online that covered the first 30 minutes of gameplay. Being entirely serious, I watched the entire 30 minutes based on the entertainment value in comments - sort of like Mystery Science Theater.
The next day, the game arrived and less than five minutes of gameplay, was back in the envelope to be shipped back. No entertainment value on your own game system.
Every aspect of this game is terrible. When you have the option to buy this at $5.00 with a Gamefly coupon, you are wasting your time and money.
Who designed and wrote this game? A 6 year old? No they'd make a better game, this is pityful. I thought maybe something like The Lost from GTA, but even that (for as poor as that was) is still 1000% better than this game. Talk about taking steps backwords.....Excite Bike had more action on the Nintendo!
posted by UltramanMatthew (HUDSON FALLS, NY) Sep 4, 2013
Member since Sep 2013
Wow....wowie...that's all I have to really say after playing RTH: Redemption.
RTH: Retribution started off development five years ago in 2009; where the game's premise was actually pretty cool, a sandbox style open world RPG reveling in during the Dawn of the Biker Age in the 60's.
THIS sounds pretty cool.
Is RTH: Retribution ANY of that?
You know a game is bad when you start off in a forced turret section with no reason for why it's happening.
You play as Jake Conway; a soldier whose come home from the Vietnam War and just wants to live normally again. Unfortunately he just happens to reside in east bumfrack nowhere where a rival motorcycle gang lives to make everyone's lives crud.
-Character Models: Dreadful. Early PS2 Models are better then this.
-Fighting Gameplay: Atrocious. Fighting segments are dull and repetitive with no opening for combos. Your guns have all the effectiveness of thrown milkduds with anything that isn't a headshot; and sometimes as headshot isn't even possible when you face down the army of Jason Voorhees clones the rival gang has in it's pocket.
-Biking Gameplay: Even worse. Your bike acts like a sponge whenever it hits something, there's no impact whatsoever. And even when you do something right the game apparently can't read it right and teleports you back ten paces multiple times.
-Plot: Horrid. There's essentially none other then killing Generic Henchmen A to B to C to then work your way up to the Generic Mustache Twirling Big Bad.
-Voice Acting: THE WORST. Even MINDJACK had more believable acting then this; and the dialogue just makes it even worse.
-"S" Scenes: The most demeaning, nonsensical, stupid, contrived material you'll ever see in a game PERIOD. It is downright INSULTING to women; feminists often ride video games for objectifying women, and this game is their absolute best example of that. Even I feel insulted.
The 1% in this title refers to how much work was put into it!