Spawn: In the Demon's Hand (Dreamcast)

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Written by  :  Jae Nar (8)
Written on  :  Jun 02, 2005
Platform  :  Dreamcast
Rating  :  1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars1.25 Stars

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The Good

The only thing decent about this game, were the decent graphics and strong attempt in presenting the Todd McFarlane characters in a very cool aggressive way. But they were still too bright and "sunny'cheerful" for me. The game starts off with a few characters to choose from whereas you can then beat the boss mode with each one of them to earn new characters and weapons etc. Over 30 characters. Which is pretty cool. But...

The Bad

nearly everything else about this game blows. Especially the frustrating camera angles. I'm surprised that Capcom screwed this one up this bad. Believe me, I don't care what you say, this defect will drain your gaming spirit almost instantly. The music in this game sounds a bit cheesy. (my personal opinion) Corny Generic rock music you've heard in most Capcom games. Now don't get me wrong. Capcom's traditional choice of music usually works great with their own titles like Megaman or Street Fighter, but for a Spawn game? It's supposed to be dark and eerie. Hardcore even. But this one's a sheep, plain and simple. I'm nit'picky because I love Spawn, so for some of you out there, this probably won't bug you as much. But I hated it. Spawn: Armageddon, for PS2, is way more Spawn appropriate than this Capcom mess and plays a lot better too. (though it's a different genre) It's so sad too because this game looks like its going to kick major ass as its loading its "Capcom'ish" presentation...but instead sucked ass. (sorry but its true, and seems like many folks feel this way too so I'm not alone, this game sucks. Real bad.)

The Bottom Line

One word would describe this game. FRUSTRATING. The real drawbacks from this game excluding my bias opinions, are the camera angles the game decides to use as you're playing, and the game play isn't really user friendly such as when trying to switch weapons while you're getting your ass kicked. This in itself is what makes the entire game frustratingly challenging. Personally, I don't care for this type of challenge. I want to enjoy a game, even difficult games, but not stupid frustrating games like this one.

I don't recommend it unless you're looking to grow white hair, because thats what you'll end up with after playing this sorry mess of a game for about an hour or so. If you're a Spawn fan, I urge you to skip this one like you skipped the PS1 version of Spawn and jump right into Armageddon for PS2. It's not the best game in the world, but a HELL of a lot more fun to play.

Spawn: In The Demon's Hand gets smacked by Nar of the Comic Underworld.