6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
Hard-hitting and memorable,
This review is from: The Warriors (PS2) (Video Game)
I have seldom played a game which has left me with such an impression.
The storyline is excellent, characters,dialogue and graphics outstanding. "Friendly" and "enemy" AI is also first rate and streets ahead of many other games. It's not unlike the "Brothers in Arms" series of war games in this respect.
This is a very immersive game, dark, brooding,violent and realistic which captures perfectly the immorality of gangland life in late seventies New York.
A cut scene near the end sees one of the characters, "Swan" sitting on a tube train opposite some late night revellers going home after a night out dancing and drinking.The contrast could not be greater. The look in his eyes is remarkable:challenging, aggressive and chillingly cold. The designers' work in this respect is awesome: it's extremely convincing.
It is one of those rare games where the gamer really does begin to empathise with the characters and each of the main protagonists has a unique identity which is clearly defined.
There really isn't too much to criticise - it's lengthy, varied and challenging.
If I could pick holes at all it would have to be the lack of boss fights and repetition of fighting but for lovers of beat 'em ups this would be a dream come true.
There are also lots of side missions and unlockables to give the game more length but once having played through the game, these seem somewhat pointless but I guess you'll have to play it yourself to know what I mean!