4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Expected good, got great!,
This review is from: The Warriors (Xbox) (Video Game)
Im a huge fan of the movie "The Warriors". It was filmed in 1979 when new york was known for having a terrible crime record with gangs mugging, raping, stealing, pretty much any crime a man can commit.
The movie was ultra slick and very violent for its time and even today can still be viewed as quite a violent look on late 1970's gang warfare.
Everyone knows rockstar, being responsible for the hugely popular GTA series. When I heard they were doing a game version of the warriors i was slightly unsure if they could pull it off.
Scrolling beat em ups have had a great past history with streets of rage and final fight but the transition from 2d to 3d has been pretty dismal.
Right from the start of playing this game you can tell rockstar have done their homework. The game opens with the same film opening scene, except with actual game footage. They have secured the rights for the original soundtrack and also drafted in the actors from the film such as james remarr for the voice acting.
Graphical wise, the game doesnt look as hot as other beat em ups, however when you consider how many game characters are on screen you will realise they have to sacrafice for this.
Missions are pretty varied but as you would expect involve alot of random fights and boss fights.
The game will last a long time. Some missions involve alot of work and along the way you can take on submissions. The game also has alot to unlock such as gangs to play with on the rumble games and extra missions such as how the warrior gang orignally formed.
You will find it easy to pick up and play but very hard to put down. Not much to fault on this game apart from the camera view being slightly annoying at times but other than that, rockstar has created a new fresh wake up for the beat em up genre.