80°
Submitted by moosehound 865d ago | review

Brutal Gamer: Battleship Review

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. (Battleship, PS3, Wii, Xbox 360) 4.5/10

TGF_Zero  +   865d ago
I thought this game was going to be good
sphinct  +   865d ago
Movie tie-ins almost never are, which is sad.
moosehound  +   865d ago
It's not necessarily "bad" it's just sooooooo average and over in 3 1/2 hours at most :(

As a rental it'll satisfy for a nights play for sure :)
Hicken  +   865d ago
One day, people will learn the difference between being crap, and being average.

Even if all I looked at was the score, I'd have com to the conclusion that it was an okay game. Not worth $60, but not so horrible it shouldn't be played, either. Just like most movie tie-in games.
moosehound  +   865d ago
Agreed. Yet oh so many people look a the score and think "Sub 7? Must be absolute balls then!". Where the actual fact is that, with 5 being average, a game of 4 - 6 is just very average with a few issues or high points :)

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
20°

Let's Play - Mario Kart 8

12m ago - Join Gavin, Michael, Ray, and Ryan as they compete in Mario Kart 8. | Wii U
10°

Let's Build in Minecraft - Legends of the Hidden Tower Part 1

12m ago - Lindsay, Kdin, Jeremy, and Matt immerse themselves in Lindsay's Minecraft world and build for Leg... | Culture
20°

Achievement Hunter Presents: Go #47

1h ago - In the 47th episode of GO!, the first person to deliver a car in GTA V becomes this week's victor... | Xbox 360
20°

Five Facts - Variety Pack #7

1h ago - Jack and Ray bring you the seventh Five Facts Variety Pack and cover Rockstar Table Tennis, Team... | Industry
Ad

Warriors Orochi 3 Ultimate (XB1) Review

Now - Ken mows down massive armies in the latest Musou game. | Promoted post
20°

Trials Files #119

1h ago - Geoff and Jack bring you this week's edition of Trials Files! | PC
Related content from friends