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Despite the hype, 'Manhunt 2' stinks as a game

It begins with a mass escape from a high-security mental hospital, and by the end of the first level you'll have slashed, beaten or kicked to death dozens of inmates and guards. (In a typically charming Rockstar Games touch, you'll also have human waste hurled at you). The vaguely interesting story involves learning your role in a top-secret experiment that led to your incarceration, but your moment-to-moment motivation is to kill and kill again.

But the sloppy controls (especially on the Wii) take all the fun out of becoming a remorseless killing machine. Your character often freezes for no good reason, usually just as you're trying to pull off a sneak attack on an enemy - and, usually, leading to your death.

"Manhunt 2" is also crippled by graphics that would have barely passed muster on the original PlayStation. Characters regularly get stuck in walls and doors, and the artificial intelligence of the enemies is terrible.
Such technical issues are inexcusable for a company with Rockstar's resources.

No stars out of four.

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PS3 Limps on and on3452d ago

Don't know about Manhunt 2. To me it's a last gen game. I've moved on.

MrSwede3452d ago

What?! Manhunt was such a great game. How did they mess it up?

Danja3452d ago

cuz they had to tone it down to plz the uptight b!tches in politics...

Megaton3452d ago

Funny how IGN gave it a higher score on the Wii specifically for its controls, when here they say it's extra sloppy. Don't ask me to vouch for either opinion though, I haven't played the Wii version.

It's not great, and it's not terrible. It's a mediocre sequel that coulda been much better (I have it for PS2).

OldGamer3452d ago

...this game sucks. I bought it to see what all the hype was about and this is basically just a pile of garbage. I knew the graphics would be last-gen, but they're just total crap. Once you pull off a dozen or so executions, the novelty wears off and you're left with nothing to make you want to continue the game.
Don't waste your time or money.

I'll be trading it in with some other games when I pick up Uncharted: Drake's Fortune later this month.

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