The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor is a 3rd person action adventure game where you take on the roles of Rick O'Connell and his son, Alex on their harrowing journey across exotic locations from ancient Chinese catacombs to beautiful, but dangerous, Himalayan peaks to defeat the revived servants of the Dragon Emperor.
If the movie grabs you, this is a great way to join the action and go kick undead butt from the comfort of your couch. Camera issues and frustrating gameplay keep it from being as awesome as the stars of the film, but you can still dig up a movie-sized chunk of fun with it.
On the eighth day of Christmas Electronic Theatre brings you the eighth instalment in our The Twelve Games of Christmas feature series. The Twelve Games of Christmas is a new feature series aimed to highlight the best disc-based releases of 2008, one month at a time. Today, we take a look at August 2008, and finally see that summer drought take shape...
Near invisible ledges, bemusing controls, pointless spinning blades and frustrating deaths pepper the badly animated scenes. But even these scenes are precious moments of respite from the tedious fighting sections, which imprison you in rooms to grapple with a trickling stream of cloned enemies. There are three guns – but you only need to use them against the few foes your punches can't reach. O'Donnell's quips repeat endlessly, making him seem like a forgetful Lara Croft and the right analogue stick doesn't move the camera, making things impossible when enemies attack from behind.
Elsewhere, gesture sections left over from the Wii version appear hugely out of place. TOTDE is a master class in bad design – a rushed tie-in project carried out on a shoestring budget. You couldn't punch this into shape.