8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
A Good Start,
This review is from: Perfect Dark Zero Limited Collector's Edition (Xbox 360) (Video Game)Right. I was expecting great things of the 360, and this doesnt disappoint. All the people criticising the console have fair points i think. The game certainly isnt as much of a revolution as we would have liked, and nowhere near as impressive as the N64 version. It has graphical slowdown, which i didn't expect from the 360, seen as the gamecube could handle such a beautiful game as metroid prime and that console wasn't even as powerful as the original xbox. The feel of the game could be a little too 'arcadey' for some, and it does remind me of timesplitters.
But. And this is a large but (no pun intended). This is a LAUNCH game. People haven't even known about the console for a year, and rare must have pushed the development of this game a lot. The xbox 360 has great things on the way, and many games to come will use the 360's power much more efficiently with more development time for the games. And anyway, i like timesplitters! The timesplitters series was great, and who cares if Perfect Dark feels like them. The only gripes that i cannot get around are:
Disregarding these minor bad points, I have to say that the game is excellent. The Xbox Live features are great and will improve as more people manage to get their hands on a 360 console, and even with a wireless xbox live connection the game hardly ever lags, even with a full 32 player game. Co-op is fantastic, and I love the fact that you can invite friends or even randoms to play co-op with you. Overall i would probably give the game 9/10, but seen as there are only 5 options here i was generous and upped it to a 5 star game. Easily one of the best launch games and probably an xbox live favourite for a good while yet.