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G.I. Joe: The Rise of Cobra - ZTGD Review

ZeroTolerance writes: I will admit, I am a huge fan of 80s cartoons, but I am not one of those superficial crybabies that gets offended when you change something to modernize it. G.I. Joe is not a sacred ground for me, so when I heard a live action movie was in the works I said "I bet it will at least be entertaining". Alongside each summer blockbuster must also reside a tie-in videogame, and this time EA has the pleasure of delivering the goods. The Rise of Cobra has decided to inject a little bit of old-school flavor to the mix by calling on classics such as Contra and Ikari Warriors for inspiration. What we end up getting is a solid, if not predictable shooter, that manages to entertain, but still comes up short in a few key areas.

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OGharryjoysticks2936d ago

The more I read and hear about how this is a lot like Contra, the closer I get to buying it. I heard the movie is good too.

joydestroy2936d ago

yeah i'm not too concerned with the game, but the movie is gonna be boss.

games after movies don't typically do too well. so this score was expected.

MK_Red2936d ago (Edited 2936d ago )

WTF!? The graphics alone are worthy of a 1 out 10 for this game and the gameplay has been abysmal at best. Even a GI Joe fan can't enjoy this crappy game. Expect a 50 or lower average on MetaCritic.
Even IGN's 5.8 out of 10 is too much IMO.

Kiroe2935d ago

Yeah, the graphics are definitely rough around the edges. Here's a comparison: http://n4g.com/NewsCom-3715...

Why can't developers just make a good movie based game. The closest thing we have is Riddick and X-Men Origins: Wolverine....sigh.

MK_Red2935d ago

So true.
Riddick is the only great one but I do agree that Wolverine was above most of the games based on movies.

DiffusionE2936d ago

That ain't so bad. When they said 'like Contra', i thought they meant absolutely 2D.....lol

Raider692935d ago (Edited 2935d ago )

its really an ugly game,the engine seems past generation!EA has so many good engines " COD,DEAD SPACE,DANTES INFERNO..."and went on using this crappy engine!