1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Sadly I found the game mediocre and derrivitive.
It's certainly not a bad game, and I have no doubt I'll enjoy playing it, but after promising so much it's failed to deliver anything new.
The controls are fine and the graphics pefectly reasonable. Oh, apart from the driving - that has no place in a modern computer game, and there's really no excuse for it being that poor!
The claims of a 'living' city are over-hyped however, as every person you bump into is merely a clone, all looking pretty much the same, and quite quickly you'll start to see the same 'unique' character secrets cropping up over and over.
The hacking ability is a fun gimmick and I… Read more
1 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Whatever happened to pick up and play games?
Battlefield 3 is supposed to be one of the best online multiplayer experiences on the Xbox, and yet it's not as simple as just sticking the game in your console and getting on with it.
Unfortunately I didn't realise this was the case and picked up a second hand copy of the game - only to discover that to play it I'll have to fork out for another 800 points for an online pass. Pretty much a case of EA Games trying to milk it for all it's worth by preventing the second hand game market.
I did try the single player campaign though - only to find it's really quite poor. It looks pretty, but the game play is dull and repetitive… Read more
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
This is, essentially, the Blood Bowl board game in your palm.
Everything you'd expect to be there is present - a good selection of teams, competitions, skills.
The graphics are better than I had expected with the option of an overall view of the pitch or zooming in for a close up of the action.
The gameplay itself is very simplistic and intuitive - easy to pick up and very hard to put down. It's a straightforward point and click interface with extra options tucked away in each corner of the screen where they are unobtrusive.
In the campaign mode you can hire and fire players, name them, purchase cheerleaders, customize your lineup etc. Seeing your team grow… Read more