VG - Wanna know why licensed movie games have such a bad reputation? It’s because of steaming piles of shit like R.I.P.D.: The Game. Pardon my French.
Based on the critically hammered summer flick of the same name starring Hollywood heavyweights Ryan Reynolds and Jeff Bridges, R.I.P.D. — short for Rest in Peace Department – is the product of a continued relationship between Atlus and Old School Games. Earlier in the year, Atlus and Old School teamed up on the digitally downloadable God Mode, a mindlessly fun throwback game that distills the spirit of games like Serious Sam and Unreal Tournament and Painkiller into a co-op wave survival shooter set in sort of a warped version of Greek mythology. (I spent quite a bit of time with it and intended to give it a review, but other things came up and I had to prioritize.)