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    [Playstation 3] X-Men Origins: Wolverine



    Release Date: May 1, 2009
    Price: $9.99 Used



    There are not many movie to game adaptations that do very well these days. Superman, Spiderman, HULK, and Iron Man for example are cases of bad games that were spawned from a movie. Will X-Men Origins: Wolverine prove that not all games based off a movie are bad? Well lets find out.

    Graphics - 9/10

    The graphics are simply stunning in this game. The character detail is outstanding. Everything from minor scratches to the stubble on their faces. Ripped clothes and dripping blood. Everything is very well represented in high detail.
    The enironments are also beautifully detailed. You start off in the jungle and the surroundings are interactive. Walk through a shrub or a branch and it will move. Walk towards a monkey and it will move away from you. The real-time cutscenes just look amazing as well. You can really tell that Activision really put the Unreal 3 engine to good use.

    Sound - 7.5/10

    There is not a whole lot to say about the sound. Music kicks in when you are fighting and the sound effects sound great. I have no complaints about the sound but I can not give it a higher score because nothing really jumps out and makes me say, "Wow!, I can not believe how good this game sounds!"

    Gameplay - 8/10

    The controls are good and precise. Manuevering your character around is smooth and comfortable. Its easy to pull off the various attacks that you unlock while progressing through the game. The camera is controlled by your right analog stick and so far seems to be well implemented.
    The environments seem to be fairly straight and there are no multiple routs to advance. There is basically just one direction so getting lost or wondering where to go next is pretty much impossible. The game offers many trophies which adds to the replay of the game. Being only a single player game it is important to include many trophies. Below is the full list of trophies.

    As you play you will be collecting orbs which gives you rage. Rage will lets you go ape$hit on many enemies at once. Comes in handy when you are surround by 15 baddies. You will also earn XP for every kill. This is need to level up and earn new moves and abilities.


    Overall - 8.25/10

    From the very start the game is action packed as you are thrown right in to a fight. The game teaches you how to play as you continue on. There are collectibles hidden throughout the game such as action figures and dog tags which are a nice addition. However the game feels so straight forward that there really will not be any need to play through more than once, unless you want to get all the trophies of course. Then you will need to play through a few times. Overall this game is fun but could probably be completed in rentals time. Is this game worth the full $60? I really do not think so. This leads me to awarding this game with Lethal's "Blockbuster" stamp of approval.


    Pros:
    Very good graphics
    Action packed and fun to play
    Many trophies to obtain

    Cons:
    No multiplayer
    No replay value
    Very straight forward

    Last edited by Lethal; 02-16-2013 at 01:19.

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    Yep it will be a rent for me, good review


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    Good review

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    Thanks for the review. I rarely replay and rarely play MP so I might just buy it.
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    Does this game have an install?

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    Well, most games can be finished in a rentals time lol. That being said, the lack of replay value will probably keep this as a rental for me too. There will be a game play video added to the first post soon.




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    Quote Originally Posted by Staticneuron View Post
    Does this game have an install?

    I think it does have a small install. It installs as you watch a movie sequence.

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    Nice write up Lethal. I'll add this to my rental list. Make sure you come back to the review to update it when you get the Platinum so we know how hard/easy it is to get.
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    Looks and sounds like a game that's a bundle of fun more than it is trying to be anything else. I will rent this.

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    I agree that it's worth a rent but the graphics definetly don't deserve 9/10.

    The ammount of jaggies is ridiculous. From the demo, I would give the game a 6.5/10 or 7/10 for graphics. The character models are ok but nothing great.

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    8,25/10 and rent it?
    how high should be rated to get "buy it"

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    Quote Originally Posted by gruddy View Post
    I agree that it's worth a rent but the graphics definetly don't deserve 9/10.

    The ammount of jaggies is ridiculous. From the demo, I would give the game a 6.5/10 or 7/10 for graphics. The character models are ok but nothing great.
    Wait, you mean there is a demo out on the PSN?
    If so then I'll definitely try it out before putting any money into it.
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    Combat was really great, if nothing else.

    Is this classed as Hack n Slash or something else?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeghtmare View Post
    Wait, you mean there is a demo out on the PSN?
    If so then I'll definitely try it out before putting any money into it.
    Yea.

    It's in the EU store. I'm not sure if it's out for the US.

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    There is a demo on the UK marketplace. I didn't see it on the US marketplace, and I didn't check any other regions.




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    Well in my area there is nowhere I can rent games so I should buy it

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    Thanks, I'll make sure to download it.
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    game play video has been added to the first post. I'll update it with PS3 footage when it is done.




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    Awesome review man, thank you!! I still plan on buying this to keep me busy until Infamous comes out. Thanks again Lethal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mushroomhead View Post
    8,25/10 and rent it?
    how high should be rated to get "buy it"
    Maybe the two aren't as heavily correlated as you put it. Maybe he just rated the game because it's a good game, despite the lack of replayability and length.

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    I really liked the demo.should buy the game and it will kept me busy while I waiting for InFamous...And the new GOW3 footage at E3

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    How come ever game these days that doesnt have online gets its score tooken down.

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    Just a question, the game was released today and you are able to do a review of it with a couple of hours spent on it? Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergeriver View Post
    Just a question, the game was released today and you are able to do a review of it with a couple of hours spent on it? Wow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sergeriver View Post
    Just a question, the game was released today and you are able to do a review of it with a couple of hours spent on it? Wow.

    Don't need to play the game from beginning to end to do a review. I reviewed the basics of this game. I played for about 4hrs and then gave my review.

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