The legendary epic of Beowulf has fascinated readers for over 1,000 years, but you don't have to be a literature major to enjoy the Dark Ages death and destruction of Ubisoft's third-person adventure game, Beowulf. Using the CGI imagery and voice talents from the 2007 movie, "Beowulf" vividly recreates the 6th century world of the pre-Viking Scandanavians with accurate equipment and tactics. The same engine that drives "Ghost Warrior Advanced Warfighter 1 & 2" enables the game to support real-time lighting and shadowing as well as advanced weather effects.
True to their historical counterparts, the weapons in "Beowulf" run the risk of breakage during heavy use, forcing the player to grab an enemy's weapon or kill them with his bare hands. But, Beowulf does not fight alone. Gather an army of a dozen Norse warriors and order them to guard your back or join you in attacking a foe using squad-based tactics. Successfully commanding your thanes is as important as delivering the fatal stroke in ensuring victory.
Defend your people from rampaging trolls, rival thanes and cult-worshiping barbarians in addition to contending with Grendel and his mother. Enter a berzerker rage that causes massive damage or kill your foes in heroic fashion. Successfully dodge an enemy's strike and bring him down with a cinematic power attack. How you defeat your adversaries decides your legacy. Are you hero enough?
Pros: Good game like the gameplay and the graphics its fun ripping people apart.
Cons: most the people who say this game sucks dont have the patience or skill to go through the game.
Other Thoughts: good game good price for 20$ i suggest buying it and adding it to your library.
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one of many mediocre movie-transitional games
Pros: not sure there's any
Cons: buggy gameplay, somewhat unresponsive controls, boring storyline
Other Thoughts: Save $5 more bucks and just buy Fear 2 or any of the games on within the $15-20 price range here on Newegg!
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Lackluster Action Game
Pros: Beowulf is an action game in the same vein as Prince Of Persia and a little of Devil May Cry. It tries very hard to fit the bill, but falls short.
Cons: Gameplay is uninspired and repetitive, there are 16 levels, and I was bored by the 8th. I made it all the way through to the 11th, when I decided I've had enough. Once you get the hang of the gameplay, thats it. No new weapons, no new moves, its basic grinding and hack/slashing.
Other Thoughts: Worth a rental, I suppose. Luckily I didnt buy this game, it's certainly not worth paying full price.
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