[Games] Pacific Rim the Video Game
Ok, I'm going to write one more about the Pacific Rim, then I'm done. Before this we have the movie, the comic (graphic novel), and now we have the video game.
Actually, I might have been waiting for this. Too bad its kinda disappointing for me. But hey, don't let my own personal opinion and preference deter you from enjoying whatever that is you enjoy. If you love the movie, then why not collect some of its merchandise, a fan is still a fan.
This game is published and developed by Yuke's Co. Ltd, a game company based in Japan. I'm not exactly familiar with this game company but apparently they known for developing WWE Smackdown! game series. They also have experience in developing games based on a movie called The Incredibles.. so..
By the way, this game is developed in a multi platform so there would be for Playstation, Xbox and PC.
The character for both Jaeger and Kaiju is pretty much the same with the one in the movie. There are extra character but it will be included in the urm... DLC (Seriously? A fighting arcade game nowadays have DLC?). Well, back in my days we would just trash the buttons on the controller to get some hidden characters unlocked.
I mean it was the details of the machine monster what makes us drool over the awesomeness of robot vs monster battle. Not to mention that the entire game lacks of a proper background sound or even something as simple as effect sound. The game might as well put the sound of Whack! or Kapoww! each time somebody's punches landed on something.
Overall, I think- does it matter if I try to sugar-coat it? Honestly the game really sucks and what would you expect for a game developed and released almost at the same time as the movie. Hey, the movie alone uses $200 million for a budget. So its understandable that the video game version of Pacific Rim is just another way to fork up some money just to break even.
Good news is that movie director, Guillermo del Toro, said that if the movie is a success (they already started the production of the sequel) then next time he would do his best to ensure the gaming experience to be the same as in the comic and the movie.