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Apocalypse Member Review for the PS

By:
Ivory_Soul
01/31/10
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE Action 
PLAYERS 1- 1 
PUBLISHER Activision 
DEVELOPER  
RELEASE DATE Out Now
T Contains Animated Blood and Gore, Animated Violence, Mild Language

What do these ratings mean?

The Good: Bruce Willis!, nice graphics, fun mechanics, lots of levels

The Bad: Bruce Willis was wasted, annoying camera, annoying controls, lame story

Back in the old 64 bit era famous actors were just starting to feature in video games, but many blew it off as child's play. Bruce Willis is one of the first actors to have a game built with him as the main protagonist that is not based on a movie. The game features a very detailed Bruce for the time with some solid pre-rendered FMVs thrown in the mix as well. The game features a non coherent story that makes no sense, but when Bruce is involved its all about the action right?

The game has  an over the top view and you shoot all around you using the face buttons. You can jump, but as the camera goes, jumping can be a ***** and is probably the hardest part of the game. Not being able to move the camera in his environment is very frustrating and almost ruins the game. You can pick up different limited weapons such as homing missiles, plasma gun, eletro bolt etc. nothing special. Each level, however, is very well laid out and the enemies have nice designs. The game is hectic, face paced, and pretty immersive.

At the end of every level is a boss fight and these can be easy or hard and they vary throughout the game. A problem I ran into is instead of using the second analog stick using the face buttons makes shooting diagonally hard, which leads me to mention that the difficulty is very unbalanced. Some levels are easy some are hard throughout the game and that's a bad thing.

Bruce Willis lends his voice and there are maybe 20 or so lines...yeah that's it. Cliche stuff such as "Ohhh you want some too?!", "Kill 'em all it's time to jam!", and various groans and grunts. In my mind that isn't using Bruce Willis to his fullest potential. This game could have been cooler and more than just a name tie in. I also feel a co-op mode would have been good here as well.

All in all, Apocalypse is a fun weekend shooter, but nothing more. Bruce Willis' talent was wasted, but if you can get over the annoying camera, controls, and lack of an interesting story then Apocalypse is just for you.

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