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The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape from Butcher Bay

Not Rentable
GF Rating
8.3

2188 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
2

Really Bad

Worst save feature, ever

posted by Kylgar (LANHAM, MD) Aug 17, 2006

Member since May 2005

I'm not really going to speak to the game, as I have nothing to complain about there. It's a good mix of FPS, stealther and puzzle. I was most pleased on the game play and the graphics aren't bad.

HOWEVER, the save feature is reprehensible! While you can only save at checkpoints (actually, it's an auto-save at checkpoints, you have no control), that isn't so bad. Annoying, but not terrible. It's when you're in the middle of playing (not saving, not loading... playing) and the power goes out, then you decide to reload later and find that your entire profile is "corrupt and cannot be used" that you decide to never touch the game again.

I liked the game and would have given it at least a "7" if not an "8," but the inability to put it down when you feel like it and then come back to the same point instead of starting all over again is a complete deal breaker.

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GF Rating
4

Weak

just don't get it

posted by ram16821 (HOUSTON, TX) Jun 17, 2006

Member since Feb 2006

Ok, let's see... you'll like this game if you like:

1) not having a gun. The guards have automatic weapons, and you do not. The guns are DNA-encoded, so you can't take a dead guards weapon. You have to fight them off with a club. How fun!

2) Dying numerous times -- over and over again -- just trying to figure the one, linear way through the repetitive and tedious levels.

3) dreary space prison. The implication of evil is everywhere (including the obvious prison phobia...) but the characters and missions seem comical at best.

...and finally, 4) Vin Diesel. His delivery and posturing are absolutely hilarious. It makes you want to keep running him into machine gun fire, just to watch him slump forward dead like a rag doll.

I can't wait till they make a game out of his movie as a baby sitter!

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GF Rating
9

Excellent

No Better Game Out There

posted by DoggEStyle (INDIANAPOLIS, IN) Jun 17, 2006

Member since Jun 2006

First off this game has voice overs from Vin "The Man" Diesel and Xzibit himself..The game starts you off before Pitch black..You are caught by Johns and taken to a 3 security max prison the toughest in the galaxy Butcher Bay..You have to fight,kill and bribe your way through all 3 security levels..There's wepons galore but they are DNA encoded so you have to figure out how to input your DNA so you can use the guns.But there are shivs,clubs and other hand held wepons till you figure out how to use the DNA ecoded wepons.And if all else fails there are your bare hands.you can punch and snap necks..There are reversals you can perform on enemies so the blow off their own heads or stab themselves.Enemies range from guards to Giant robot guards with minute guns to creatures that live in the darkest depths of the prison..Everybody talks about Halo this Halo that but Riddick makes Halo seem like candy land..There are also prison side missions in the game..Prisoners will give you items for doing some dirty work for them..Plus you can build up your money by playing prison craps or joining the prison fight club..The graffics are top notch..Vin looks like vin..The prison is grimmy and nasty bugs are crawling all over the walls..best looking game in awhile..If you play this GREAT FPS you wont be dissapointed..GREAT game and the most violent game you'll ever play.At the end you feel lie how did you ever live withpout this game..

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