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Even though I have a few issues with Geomatrix, mainly not having online play, I can say that this game is a good value at $19.99. You get amazing graphics, good gaming music, and some arcade style gameplay that is fun for the casual gamer, but might leave feature-loving gamers looking for more. Overall, I would have to say that Heavy Metal: Geomatrix is a solid effort by Capcom, and will make a nice addition to your Dreamcast collection.
Even though I have a few issues with Geomatrix, mainly not having online play, I can say that this game is a good value at $19.99. You get amazing graphics, good gaming music, and some arcade style gameplay that is fun for the casual gamer, but might leave feature-loving gamers looking for more. Overall, I would have to say that Heavy Metal: Geomatrix is a solid effort by Capcom, and will make a nice addition to your Dreamcast collection. This will probably be the last title from Capcom for the Dreamcast, unless they decide to release Capcom VS SNK 2 here in the US for the Dreamcast. (Only announced in the US for PS2) Capcom has been a great 3rd-party developer and great supporter for the Dreamcast since it hit the market back in 1999. So I would just like to tip my hat and say "thanks" to Capcom for giving me some great games to play on my Dreamcast.
Many of these problems would be forgiven if there were some longevity to this game. Unfortunately, there's hardly anything to unlock and as I stated above, it's a pain to play through the platforming sequences of Chaosmatrix. The two-player versus and tag mode are pretty good; there some loss to the detail but otherwise, the game runs at the same smooth frame rate. Still, frustrating gameplay flaws still hurt this game and despite a really kicking soundtrack, Heavy Metal Geomatrix isn't quite a blast.
Mit Heavy Metal Geomatrix spendiert Capcom der Dreamcast-Gemeinde noch einmal einen soliden, wenn auch nicht überragenden "Duell-Shooter". Kurzweilige Haudrauf-Action sowohl mit Fäusten als auch mit Waffen, schöne Optik und vor allem der geniale Heavy Metal Soundtrack machen den Titel trotz spielerischer Schwächen zu einem der letzten Leckerbissen für den Dreamcast.
Hélas, ce titre est l'un des pires jeux de combat que Capcom nous ait offerts. Les coups sont aussi rares que les cheveux sur la tête à Niiico, et la jouabilité n'est pas top. Pour cette sortie sur console, le développeur a inclus un nouveau mode : le Geomatrix. Mais le principe reste le même qu'en arcade, rien d'intéressant donc.
If you have nothing to do, and you've already beaten Spawn, this game is your cup of tea. However, if you're like most people, you'd rather have a root canal.
Capcom s'appuie uniquement sur une licence juteuse pour commercialiser un titre totalement vide d'intérêt. Les combats sont trop lents et trop confus pour être réellement jouables. Les fans n'auront que la bande-son pour se consoler d'avoir acheté ce titre.
In the end, however, Heavy Metal is simply an uninteresting licensed 3D arena shooter that feels extremely rushed and won't impress anyone. The game's lack of Internet play, which was included in the Japanese version of the game, makes the game even less worthwhile. Games like Spawn
, and Alien Front Online
offer more, which means unless you're a hard-core Heavy Metal fan, you really shouldn't bother with this game.
The best thing about Heavy Metal's matches is how mercifully short they are. Ironically, the relentless soundtrack is arguably the worst aspect of the entire game. If the awkward camerawork doesn't give you a headache, the non-stop, grinding guitars certainly will. I don't know anyone who has ever enjoyed Heavy Metal Geomatrix, and I seriously doubt I ever will.