Caught up a bit tonight with some of the recent demos on the 360’s mrketplace.
No. No no no. It’s like a horrible cute reimagining of Frogger, designed by a three year old. It’s horrible. And why on earth are there rotate button? And a bloody UFO?! And! The most irritating music and sound effect combo ever (especially when collecting lots of coins in one go – yes coins: why the hell does a frog need coins?). It’s all just wrongness.
Actually… it isn’t bad. It isn’t close enough to the original for my brain to let it in as a sequel, but as a mindless scrolly shooter in the same sort of vein as the original, then it’s more than acceptable.
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
Space marines = yawn. Someone yelling “I’m a medic!” every three seconds = annoying. ET:QW = crap.
Take the original 3DO version of Need for Speed (even the visuals are the same), add a few bits from Chase HQ and Burnout, splash it with RTL branding and awful voice “acting”, and you get what is probably the worst game I’ve ever played. Ever. Well, one of them. It’s not even bad in a Lady Cruncher-style bad way – it’s just shit.