GIZORAMA - Licensed games get a bad rap. Traditionally, when a movie or television lends its properties to the small screen gaming world it gets botched. Perhaps it’s poor visuals, or clunky gameplay. Maybe the game is short, or has terrible audio. Many times, it’s a combination of these. But on rare occasions, a licensed game comes out that isn’t a complete waste of time. Spider-Man 2, for instance, was a spectacular open world game that proved a movie could translate to an interactive living room experience. Many of us have fond memories of Goldeneye 007 for the Nintendo 64, a game that was not only ahead of its time but that completely changed the landscape of competitive multiplayer shooters on console. It’s easy to toss a licensed game to the curb because of past trends, but we have to remember that there is a possibility for a great licensed game.
R.I.P.D. is not one of these games.