More Reviews
REVIEWS The Evil Within Review
Developer Shinji Mikami wishes for the survival-horror genre. Does The Evil Within make a case?

Defense Grid 2 Review
Hidden Path Entertainment offer up this sequel to one of the originators of tower defense gaming, with tons of modes for alien-blasting aficionados.
Release Dates
NEW RELEASES Disney Fantasia: Music Evolved
Release date: 10/21/14

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare
Release date: 11/04/14

Far Cry 4
Release date: 11/18/14

Dragon Age: Inquisition
Release date: 11/18/14


LATEST FEATURES 7 Problems With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 ReMIX [Hands-on Preview]
For the last time, Aqua, NO I will not go out with you! (Yes, yes I will, actually.)

Xbox Downloads October 2014 - Updating Each Week
Microsoft's Xbox One console continues an Xbox Live revolution started over a decade ago. Here's hoping Summer of Arcade makes it to the platform next year.

LEADERBOARD
Read More Member Blogs
FEATURED VOXPOP Bras
On small farewells
By Bras
Posted on 10/14/14
Hello people I know and people I do not know, people with whom I have interacted at some point and people who happen to be here for a random reason involving boredom.  I have gathered you here so I can say one thing to your face before (some of…? Anyone hopefully?) you figure it...

Perfect Dark Zero Member Review for the Xbox360

By:
BioLynch04
01/12/08
PRINTER FRIENDLY VERSION
EMAIL TO A FRIEND
GENRE First-Person Shooter 
PLAYERS 1- 32 
PUBLISHER Microsoft 
DEVELOPER Rare 
RELEASE DATE  
M Contains Blood, Language, Violence

What do these ratings mean?

This game is a huge disappointment to me, as the original was one of my favorite games on the N64.  It's not that there's anything particularly wrong with Perfect Dark Zero, it's just that there's absolutely nothing spectacular either.

The single player is a complete drag; it's just going through the motions.  You could play a level from any other sci-fi shooter and it could fit right into PDZ.  The game is mediocre for pretty much the whole way through.  The A.I. isn't broken, but they can't do anything smart other than run at you and shoot.  The graphics aren't terrible but they're unspectacular.

My point is, though it's possible to have a good time while playing this, it's only if you're in desperate need of some shooting action and you've played the crap out of CoD or Halo.  There honestly isn't any reason you should be playing this game if there's another shooter on your shelf.

The single player has some problems that really need to be fixed.  The levels aren't corridors, but they might as well be.  There's only one path you can take through a level, and if you stray off that path you get lost, even when there's an arrow on the floor guiding your way.  Another problem with it is the A.I.  I talked about it before, and even though your enemies can give you some trouble at times, it's just because they're programmed to be overly accurate.  The enemies in this game don't take cover, they don't try to flank you--they pretty much just rush you and hope they live to tell the tale.  So, while you're draining health due to their over-accuracy, it's intense, but only because you're draining health.  The opponents just really don't do anything special.

The graphics are sub-par.  They have the "next-gen" look, if you consider overly shininess on everything "next-gen."  It's really ridiculous.  Sure, I expect a club owner's SUV to be shiny, but I don't expect desert sand and canyon walls to be.  That's just pushing it.

The game plays ok, if a little slow.  It's basically what you would get if you took the default sensetivity on Halo and cranked it down a few notches.  Then took away the jump button.  Again, they work: but they aren't anything special.

And there lies the game's biggest fault: Its mediocrity.  Everything works; nothing shines (except every single frickin' surface in the game).  The original was a masterpiece in its time, but this game is stuck back in that era as well.


More information about Perfect Dark Zero
 
C- Revolution report card
Views: 729 Review rating:
comments powered by Disqus

More On GameRevolution