7 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Not worth the purchase unless you need a terrible present for someone else,
This review is from: Battleship (Xbox 360) (Video Game)I just spent the last few hours playing a preview copy that was sent to a friend. A few hours was enough - I doubt I'd have played much more even if I'd owned the game and had nothing better to do.
It's easy to say it's terrible and leave it at that. People expect movie tie-in games to be awful anway but this is a game based on a movie based on a boardgame - seriously! But I'll take a bit of time to outline exactly why I think it's such a stinker...
1) If you thought it would play like the boardgame Battleships then you thought wrong. Instead it's a generic FPS without an original bone in its body.
2) The controls suck
3) The graphics are just plain bad. If they were running on a Dreamcast you might think to yourself "oh this game looks quite nice considering it's a game based on a movie based on a boardgame" but then again you might not.
4) The AI is dumber than a game based on a movie based on a boardgame
5) It's a single player game. Battleships the boardgame is very much a game designed to be played with multiple players. The game Battleship however is a terrible, lazy FPS with bad graphics and even worse controls so perhaps it's best that you don't inflict on anyone else.
That about sums it up I think. I give it 1 star for fun, 2 stars overall because I had fun writing this review.