GAMINGtruth's own Indie Games Editor Derek Strickland delivers the verdict behind Paramount Games' and Other Ocean Interactive's adaptation of H.G. Wells' classic sci-fi novel in The War of the Worlds.
While the game has impressive visuals and environments, the gameplay dynamics suffer in many ways--including the lack of action, and the overwhelming feeling of being defenseless against the Martian invaders. This adaptation is accurate in it's portrayal of the destruction and mayhem that ensued during the Martian invasion, but the actual gameplay is tedious and frustrating.
Patrick Stewart's voice is honey to gamers' ears, however the psychologically thrilling elements of suspense and dramatic overtones feel out of place for a side-scrolling platformer, and the gameplay mechanics collapse under the weight of the somewhat boring story elements.
The War of the Worlds is available on the PlayStation Network and the Xbox LIVE Arcade Marketplace for 800 MSP ($9.99). For m...