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If Nintendo opened the door, Traveller's Tales and Amaze Entertainment are the first to step through it. Traveller's had a surprise hit in 2005 with the console release of LEGO Star Wars, and quickly capitalized on that success with a follow-up sequel this year. At the same time, the company was entrusted with another LEGO brand, Bionicle. Unlike what happened with the awful LEGO Star Wars II, here on the DS Bionicle impresses. This is a satisfying shooter experience that fans of the genre shouldn't ignore. Score another hit for those little plastic building blocks, and let's hope to see more LEGO branded video games in the future.
Bionicle Heroes for the Nintendo DS is a solid first-person shooter, but the lack of any sort of online capability ultimately limits its staying power. If you're a fan of the Bionicle franchise or think you'd enjoy playing through a rousing single-player campaign in a technically impressive first-person shooter, you should definitely check it out. However, if you absolutely require your FPS games to offer online play, you should stick with Metroid Prime: Hunters for the time being.
Fans of first person shooters can’t go wrong with Bionicle Heroes. Save for the missing multiplayer options, and the glitchy control, Heroes is right there in the ranks with Metroid Prime: Hunters. Those who are interested in multiplayer gaming might want to stick with Nintendo’s first-party offering, but those gamers who simply want a solid single-player experience are bound to have a ton of fun.
Besides being a “by the numbers” shooter, Traveler’s Tales makes Bionicle Heroes work within those confines to make an enjoyable experience that can be taken in smaller, uh, pieces. Overall, accessible and straightforward and worth checking out if you’re a fan of either the genre or source material.
Were it not for the control method's slight shortcomings and a lack in the total number of really interesting enemies, Bionicle Heroes might well have been a great title, rather than just a highly competent one. Even if LEGO isn't your thing, there's enough blasting and adventuring on offer to click all the blocks of most right-minded DS action fans.
Bionicle Heroes offers solid gameplay in an uncommon genre for the Nintendo DS. There aren't a lot of first-person action games for the system, so if that's your bag then you definitely want to give this game a look. Pretty much everything about this product is good, but not great. From gameplay to graphics to sound, there's a lot to enjoy with Bionicle Heroes - just don't expect to be blown away. If you're a fan of action games or giant robots, this game is sure to keep you satisfied.
Overall, Bionicle Heroes is flawed first person shooter, marred by an incredibly frustrating control system, coupled with a dull combat experience. It's a pity, since there's a decent amount of content to unlock and the levels are finely crafted, but at the end of the day, it sinks fast, failing to raise its head above anything more than an average blaster.
Nach dem zähen Brothers In Arms: D-Day auf der PSP war ich froh, mit Bionicle Heroes endlich mal wieder einen leichten Ego-Shooter zu spielen. Einen leichten Ego-Shooter, dessen einfache Maus-ähnliche Steuerung mit Hilfe des Touchscreens gut von der Hand geht. Aber muss es denn gleich derart leicht sein? Die meisten Gegner lassen sich mit ein wenig seitlichem Getänzel austricksen. Und solltet ihr wider Erwarten doch einmal den Löffel abgeben, dürft ihr am Punkt eures Exodus' wieder einsteigen. Wie spannend. Obwohl die Levelarchitektur an Doom erinnert, gibt es nicht einmal Schalterrätsel. Wenigstens sorgen eure Spezialfähigkeiten und die versteckten Runen für ein wenig Abwechslung im tristen Dauergeballer.
Bionicle Heroes aurait pu être bien pire, tout comme bien meilleur. Finalement, on se retrouve avec un FPS solide, aux environnements vastes et variés, mais franchement lassant sur le court terme. Bien inférieur à Metroid Prime dans tous les domaines, Bionicle Heroes reste tout de même un jeu d'action qui mérite une location, voire plus si affinités.
Overall there is not enough game on either system to satisfy. Even the target audience has games in the same genre that are more well defined. While these may entertain, after one or two levels you realize that there is nothing new coming.