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4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected!
Ok- so the bad stuff our of the way first. The framerate can be really ropey and the engine is a bit suspect (try running right up to a person with a gun and laughing as their head swells in proportion to your hands). The textures are really dull, so much so that it could be a PS2 port, and the people are of a pretty low polygon count. The developers have also introduced...
Published on 20 Nov 2002 by James Kaye

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3.0 out of 5 stars Die you scum, DIE!!!
Die Hard Vendetta can best be described with one word. Mediocre.
You play as tough guy cop John McLaine, who seems to foil terrorists for a living. Anyway, John is caught up in a whole lot of trouble when his daughter Lucy is kidnapped by a big bad tycoon and a flushed out Hollywood Star.
First of all, the graphics are good, but not great. The rendering on...
Published on 8 July 2004 by madmanmikewk


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3.0 out of 5 stars Die you scum, DIE!!!, 8 July 2004
This review is from: Die Hard Vendetta (Video Game)
Die Hard Vendetta can best be described with one word. Mediocre.
You play as tough guy cop John McLaine, who seems to foil terrorists for a living. Anyway, John is caught up in a whole lot of trouble when his daughter Lucy is kidnapped by a big bad tycoon and a flushed out Hollywood Star.
First of all, the graphics are good, but not great. The rendering on people's faces is beautifully done but the fact that they re-use faces in the game means is plain lazy and could have easily been avoided.
The controls are good and there are plenty of alternitive control modes for all those who don't agree with the original control scheme. However, it does take some getting used to the way they are layed out but you'll get the hang of it.
A neat addition is the auto targetting scheme. You'll have to face loads of badguys and the auto-targetting makes it alot easier. Another auto scheme is the auto jump. Simply run towards a gap and you'll (hopefully) jump over the gap and land safely on the other side.
The developers have also tried their hands at stealth modes as well. Simply press a button and you will enter stealth mode and will be able to creep up onto enemies and jam a gun into their head, making the other enemies place down their weapons and surrendering.
Then you have hero mode which is a kind of slow-mo mode, and bullet cam mode and... <<OH MY!!>>
O.k..., I'm calm now...
Well, there are sadly bad bits as well which obstruct this from a perfect 5 mark. First, at times the A.I is pretty lame. You can walk past guys at time and they won't do a thing about it unless you shoot someone. Second is that the game can be unfairly difficult. At one point, you must find a way to escape a building in 17 seconds or get blow up in the proccess. It took me hours to find the soloution to that problem.
Third is that if you do one itty bitty thing wrong then you are in trouble as you stare at the OBJECTIVE FAILURE words at the screen. And finally, this game seems to punish you for trying new things such as finding an alternate way through things and seems badly scripted. There is also some bad language which can make your ears blush at times, so needless to say this ain't one for the kids.
All in all, Die Hard Vendetta is a good attempt and is worth a rent out at most. But there are better shooters out there such as Timesplitters or the infamous Perfect Dark.
Like I said, one word: Mediocre
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Better than expected!, 20 Nov 2002
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James Kaye (Hendon, London United Kingdom) - See all my reviews
This review is from: Die Hard Vendetta (Video Game)
Ok- so the bad stuff our of the way first. The framerate can be really ropey and the engine is a bit suspect (try running right up to a person with a gun and laughing as their head swells in proportion to your hands). The textures are really dull, so much so that it could be a PS2 port, and the people are of a pretty low polygon count. The developers have also introduced a bit of an FPS faux-pas (hitherto unseen since Turok on the N64) where you have to use the jump key. Although you jump across large gaps, it still proves to be an annoyance when you are stuck in holes and are struggling to get out of them whilst being shot. The counter to this, which is ducking and crawling seems to work pretty well but I question the whether having to jump enhances the gameplay.
However, give Vendetta a chance, and under this ugly duckling lies something that could pass as a swan. Lots of neat touches make this more than a run-of-the-mill first person shooter and even elevate it above Timesplitters 2 when it comes to single player mode (which is all there is in Vendetta, although the TS2 engine puts Vendetta wholly to shame). The missions themselves are pretty hard and provide you with a decent challenge.
One great touch is the ability to sneak up on criminals and grab them from behind. Grab the leader, and he'll persuade the others to drop their guns- then you simply walk of the guns and they will fall to the floor as if they have been handcuffed. You can then interrogate them at points to fulfill key mission objectives. A great touch, and one that means that not all situations are solved by running in guns blazing- although you can take that approach if you want.
Another plus is the story and characterisation. Although the actual models and cut scenes are terribly drawn, you do feel a sense of plot progression and most of the way through you can lurk out of sight listening to conversations between criminals. One of the game's key points is the fruity language which is strictly for over 18's. This aspect does add to the atmosphere and isn't gratuitous- just adds to the movie atmosphere.
The weapons are also excellent. The ability to use most weapons with two hands adds a real sense of satisfaction and they are well rendered and fun to use. The incorporation of 'Hero Time' which is basically a rip-off of Max Paynes 'Bullet Time' is a neat addition. You build up Hero Time by rescuing civilians and killing criminals. One criticism is that it maybe isn't integral enough to the gameplay although I liked the choice whether I wanted to use it or not, whereas you have to use it in Max Payne to win.
If you can excuse graphical disappointments, I would say that as a single player game, Vendetta is far better than Timesplitters 2. On the middle difficulty setting it will provide a challenge to even the most seasoned FPS player and its few neat touches such as stealth mode make it a good addition to the FPS pack. All in all, better than I expected.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Yippie Ki Yay, 20 Nov 2002
This review is from: Die Hard Vendetta (Video Game)
Im used to playing most of my first person shooters on the PC, as I find the control system a lot eaiser with a keyboard and mouse. This game changes my view on that. Die Hard Vendetta uses a automatic aim which I find a lot eaiser then trying to aim manually (althoigh that option is avaliable).
Whatb I like most about this game is that it has just the right level of difficulity ranging from the moderatly easy to the quite challanging (depending on what setting you have it on).
Graphically the game could have used a bit more care when in comes to animating the peoples faces and the comical acting is just about what you would expext from this type of game.
Usually I would give this game 5 stars, but if youv'e ever played games like Half Life and Return to Castle Wolfenstien then you'll know why I have given it 4.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Yippeekayeeay!, 18 July 2012
= Fun:3.0 out of 5 stars 
This review is from: Die Hard Vendetta (Video Game)
This definitely has the feel of Die Hard, even though it's not Bruce Willis providing the voice (whoever does do it does a pretty fair imitation). It has the dodgiest control layout outside of Turok, is insanely difficult in places and will often leave you stumped about how you're supposed to finish a task (very often, pick a wrong choice and you'll have to replay a big chunk of level: have an internet guide to hand). It works like a movie, though, and this is enough to hold it together despite some big flaws (crawling along girders in the Tuna Factory is insanely difficult). Despite this, the Die Hard feel is enough to pull it through.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Die Hard Vendetta - Review, 26 Dec 2002
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The first exclusive fps(First person shooter) to be released on the GC, and its not disappointing at all, with stealth mode, hero time where you go into slow motion and can watch the bullets fly, and also you can grab an enemy and put a gun to his head to force his colleagues to put down their weapons. You can get enemy unifroms to blend in with the crowd, arrest terrorist and interrogate them. With 14 different guns including a flame thrower, rocket launcher, sniper rifles, machine guns and crossbows! Also grenades, mines, night vision goggles, body armour and medkits. Including 9 main characters. The only thing that lets the game down is the lack of freedom and your path is set out for you but also sometimes you get lost.
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Quite good, 23 Nov 2003
This review is from: Die Hard Vendetta (Video Game)
This is quite a good game and if you love the die hard movies or fps games then you should definatly get this game. This a realy funny game and youll really enjoy it but it will only take you about a week to finish plus the graphics arnt the best ever overall this game has alot of pros but also alot of cons
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not quite the movie ..., 13 Nov 2002
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This review is from: Die Hard Vendetta (Video Game)
There was a lot of footage on the net for this game a few months ago but alot of opinions have changed regarding the quality of the game. If you want a fast and furious FPS game then go buy Timesplitters 2, Die Hard Vendetta tho does have alot more realism and does seem to follow a few traits of the films with helicopters shotting the living daylights out of you and many a person hidden away trying to snipe you out.
One thing in the game that really made me enjoy it was that you can actually grab people and use them as a human sheild / for bargaining with certain bad guys. Many things to keep you entertained for weeks but the only real draw back to its style of play is that i found some bits quite annoying and repetative the way you know what you have to do but you just seem to die beofre managing to complete the task at hand, it can get quite infuriating to say the least. This is definatley one for the "Die hard" Gamer ( sory for the pun... )
Many great weapons to choose from also, This actually seems to be a more of a Counter Strike with meaning tied into Die Hard theme - just a shame the Bruce Willis sounding voice isnt quite the same as youd hope. If you like sniping in FPS shooters then this is one to own as there is just so much satisfaction in getting a spot on cold zero head shot on the victim that is trying to aim for you at the same time.
Graphically you cannot knock this game either, it looks fantastic, sound is not too bad but in my opinion could have been a little bit better. Control Method is good on the Nintendo GameCube pad too, seems to work pretty fluent.
Not a game to be missed but make sure your up for the challenge as bits are tough and annoying at times.
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2 of 4 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars What a disappointment !, 10 Dec 2002
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I am a big fan of 1st person shooters and have enjoyed Doom, Goldeneye, Perfect Dark, Timesplitters 2 throughout various generations of Nintendo consoles.
I was expecting a great game in Die Hard Vendetta but was hugely disappointed. The 3D engine and graphics are not up to scratch and the autoaim function makes the game abit of a button basher.
The levels are very one dimensional and you constantly have to start them again after making wrong choices, which can be just opening the wrong door or shooting the wrong person. This becomes very frustrating.
By no means the worst Gamecube title, but I would advise you to spend your cash on another game.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Die Hard Vendetta - More than the sum of its parts, 18 Jun 2003
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I agree with the negative comments regarding specific aspects of this game, namely poor :-
Framerate
AI
Graphics
Implementation of "auto aim" (too easy)
However, to write this title off would be unfair. The game is surprisingly playable, with interesting puzzles and story.
I have been through the game in easy mode just to get the puzzles done. I am sufficiently impressed to return to the game in the future to play it at the hard level as a "shooter".
The game itself may have been rushed a bit, but the core is still good. I would like to see a sequel which addressed all the nitpicks above. Then it would really rock !
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0 of 2 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Entertaining, but dated, 23 Nov 2002
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Die Hard on the Gamecube is an entertaining game with a well-executed licence. But it is not up to scratch for a Gamecube title, looking and playing more like a PS One game. The characterisation is weak with stilted dialogue and motion, and the feathertouch controls leave you jumping and crouching at the wrong moments as you try to navigate each level. Very reminiscent of the N64's 'Mission Impossible', the AI is terrible and the animation clunky, but the game has a certain appeal that does pull it through. In a nutshell, good fun, but surpassed by numerous last-generation titles; the Gamecube deserves better.
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