Now that we’ve reached the end of one godawful administration, I’m looking at my role as a game reviewer. More importantly, I’m trying to see things as a minority with a platform.
Tag: Black Ops
How to Lose with a Straight Flush
HIGH The gameplay is solid for a portable FPS.
LOW Finishing the single-player modes in less than an hour.
WTF This could have been good, had everything not gone horribly wrong
I only mention these games because it's important to realize that, at one time, the Terminator franchise was at the bleeding edge of FPSs, pioneering entirely new gameplay mechanics even as they were putting out solid games. It's only with this in mind that it's possible to see just how far the series has fallen, and what an incredible disappointment Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines really is.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Mild Language, Violence
On paper, I'm sure Black Ops and Electronic Arts thought they had a winner. Their new game would only have Ready 2 Rumble: Round 2 to contend with, and it would be featured on the powerful, and (relatively) new PlayStation 2. But as other PlayStation 2 developers have done, Black Ops rushed the game to get it onto store shelves, and the results are disappointing.
A zombie-like vacant look plagues all the boxers faces. Outside of several trademark punches and gestures for only a few select boxers, all the rest of the boxers move identically to one another to the point where it looks ridiculous when boxers appear to mime one another.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence, Mild Language
According to ESRB, this game contains: Animated Violence
Knockout Kings 2000 lacked damn near every-thing I saw in those legendary fights with the exception of the fighters themselves. The feel of vicious punches was missing, the characters moved too slowly, and none of the fighters distinguished themselves. Whatever was in the game to add realism was negated by the over-the-top arcade elements. The only true representative from the boxing world was Mills Lane (how sad is that?).
From the early goings, KK2000 has a lot working against it. Primitive looking models, mediocre motion capture, and poor collision detection all seemed to spell doom for KK2000.