More Reviews
REVIEWS Boss! Review
PlayStation Vita owners looking to exercise a little frustration can look to this rather low-fi title about creating a monster and destroying everything in your path.

KINGDOM HEARTS HD 2.5 ReMIX Review
Part 2 of Square-Enix and Disney's cooperative compilation cash-cow is ready to milk the series for another go, but does the milk taste sweet or is it spoiled?
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Guilty Gear Xrd -SIGN-
Release date: Out Now

Kalimba
Release date: Out Now

Persona 5
Release date: 12/31/14

Motorcycle Club
Release date: 01/01/15


LATEST FEATURES Downloadable Content Walks the Line Between Fun and Frenzied in Middle-earth
I don’t even care all that much for the Lords of the Rings brand, which makes the content falling under Shadow of Mordor’s Season Pass a pleasant surprise.

Ugly Christmas Sweaters for Gamers
If this awful trend is going to persist, you may as well do it your way.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP KevinS
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014)
By KevinS
Posted on 12/07/14
RIP Ralph Baer (1922-2014) I really, really hate writing obits. I really do. But I take it as a personal honor to be able to say good things about the men and women I respect, whether in this industry or just in my life, and Ralph Baer is the reason all of this exists in the first...

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.

More information about Apocalypse
 
C Revolution report card
Views: 915 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus