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Gaming Dead to Rights: Retribution Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Sifter3000, 23 Apr 2010.

  1. Sifter3000

    Sifter3000 I used to be somebody

    11 Jul 2006
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  2. acron^

    acron^ ePeen++;

    15 Oct 2001
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    Great review chaps; very fair.

    I feel kinda obliged to comment, because I work at Volatile/Blitz Games and although I didn't work on DTR, pretty much everyone at the company was involved, emotionally at least. This was a massive experiment for the us and if you look at the back catalogue you'll see that this is certainly the largest game, in terms of scale, we've ever attempted really. That said, the team pulled it above and beyond Namco's expectations. I've never played the original but I understand there's quite a fan base and a lot effort went in to finding out which elements really appealed and what people would have liked to have been different; I believe the biggest example of this is the Shadow levels :)

    So yeah, constructive criticism will be read and taken on board. I think the reviewer nailed it really. The end product is a game which is terribly fun to play, especially with a few mates. Nothing revolutionary but plenty of "Wow, that was cool" moments.
  3. Blackie Chan

    Blackie Chan What's a Dremel?

    5 Nov 2009
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    "massive warhound"'s "crotch ripping attacks"! LOL I might have to look at this game. Thanks!
  4. Fizzban

    Fizzban Man of Many Typos

    10 Mar 2010
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    The under-age kiddies who shouldn't even be playing it will lap it up. For me though the game has failed at the first hurdle by not being out on PC. Maybe that's in the pipelines but I can't be arsed to look it up.

    Good review though.
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