Picking up Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie
(geez!) wasn't a part of the plan last night. But the allure of taking on a few mighty Tyranosaurs proved to be too much. The second I added the game to my basket, though, I knew that I was going to be experiencing a bit of buyer's remorse in the near future.
But, you know what? It never happened.
In a word, this games is "Whoa!" That's right: Whoa! King Kong is exactly what I expected a next-gen game to look like. It certainly looks better than the recent PC demo did on a high-end machine. The game really is beautiful to behold from the first minute of gameplay. It's a launch title show piece, and I didn't expect it. What a welcome surprise.
Now, the gameplay isn't necessarily next-generation, but it is solid. And fun. I read a review or two of the game prior to launch that labeled King Kong as a survival horror game. It's a perfect description. This is high-gloss survival horror, Peter Jackson style. And with a unique mix of 1st person shooter and 3rd person platformer/fighter, things never get too boring or repetitive.
Great graphics, nice atmosphere, fun and fresh mix of gameplay elements.
Probably not a lot of replay value, short, no online multi-player, the longest title in the history of video games.
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