Brutal Gamer's Zeth writes:
We’ll leave the slowly sinking movie to one side and deal with Battleship the video game on its own merits. Here we have a video game, based on a movie, which in turn is based on a board game that was based on a paper based time-killer. Want to add layers to that? How about making it a Halo inspired FPS that also incorporates a strategy light turn-based naval war game. More layers? Well sure, how about this being developed by a studio that previously gave us Green Lantern: Rise of the Manhunters and GI Joe: The Rise of Cobra... oh and they sprang out the merger between Shiny, The Collective and Foundation 9.
So how can developer Double Helix Games distil all this in to something cohesive and not just another move tie-in? Sadly, they can’t, despite some reasonable attempts at bringing some new ideas to play.