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Æon Flux

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Platform Votes Score
PlayStation 2 2 2.9
Xbox 2 3.6
Combined MobyScore 4 3.2


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XboxTeamXbox
It’s easy to file every Xbox title with official movie licensing under A for awful (or atrocious), but Aeon Flux is one of those few mold breakers. There’s enough solid gameplay to keep you intrigued until the movie comes out in a few. There’s a chance, however, that your interest in Aeon Flux will wane once the movie drops, since there’s nothing other than a single-player campaign here. A good GameFly or weekend rental, Aeon Flux is worth a play, if for nothing else but to check out Aeon’s thighs of steel in action.
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XboxGame Captain
Aeon Flux bietet eine Menge abwechslungsreiche Akrobatikeinlagen, Action und Rätsel. Dank schicker Grafik und vielseitiger Steuerung ist dieses Spiel durchaus besser als manche anderen Filmumsetzungen. Die Perspektive ist stellenweise ungünstig, aber kein Beinbruch. Die rar gesäten Checkpoints und Speicherpunkte stellen zusammen mit dem kniffligen Schwierigkeitsgrad allerdings einen Frustfaktor dar. Teilweise dauert es über eine Stunde bis zum nächsten Speicherpunkt!
78
XboxIGN
Where most games based on movies fail, Aeon Flux succeeds. This is due, for the most part, to the fact that most titles released simultaneously with a Hollywood blockbuster counterpart are meager and weak; something cobbled together in a few months in order to generate profit. With Aeon Flux, it's clear that some actual work went into the title. Mixing elements of the old MTV cartoon series and the flashy upcoming motion picture, the game captures the sense of slick, flawless execution Aeon Flux is capable of. Borrowing gameplay elements from Metroid and Prince of Persia, Aeon Flux provides gamers with an entertaining experience, though still flawed.
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PlayStation 2IGN
Where most games based on movies fail, Aeon Flux succeeds. This is due, for the most part, to the fact that most titles released simultaneously with a Hollywood counterpart that's usually meager and weak; something cobbled together in a few months in order to generate profit. With Aeon Flux, it's clear that some actual work went into the title. Mixing elements of the old MTV cartoon series and the flashy upcoming motion picture, the game captures the sense of slick, flawless execution that Aeon Flux is capable of. Borrowing gameplay elements from Metroid and Prince of Persia, the game provides gamers with an entertaining experience, though still flawed.
75
PlayStation 2Lawrence
Aeon Flux definitely beats the movie to video game reputation, offering enjoyable platforming and stylish combat that overshadow the harder puzzles and lack of targeting. Its gameplay feels almost like it is the secret love child of The Prince of Persia and Metroid. If that sounds intriguing, or you just want a good platformer with Charlize Theron clad in leather, check this one out.
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XboxTalkXbox
If you’re into the animated series, chances are you’re going to see movie as well and play the game. It doesn’t hurt that the game is a good romp, easily a step above the usual licensed junk that saturates the market around the holiday season. There just really isn’t anything bad or good about Aeon Flux; it’s a slightly above average game that doesn’t really bring anything new to the table. The acrobatics are well done, but unfortunately, the combat is pretty lacking as a whole. Graphics and audio fair about the same, average, and while the game controls pretty well, wall running can be a pain at times. While this Aeon Flux game is probably the only one you’re going to see off this franchise, if you strip away the license, all you’re left with is a slightly above average and mostly forgettable action game.
73
XboxLooki
So langsam merkt man, dass die Zeit der ersten Xbox abläuft. Zwar kann Aeon Flux als quasi erotische Ausgabe des persischen Prinzen immer noch eine gute Figur machen. Doch in Zeiten einer Joanna Dark, ist eben auch die neue Generation der Weiblichkeit auf dem Vormarsch. Die Story ist recht unterhaltsam, doch die deutschen Untertitel machen gerade denjenigen, die nicht nur die Untertitelung lesen, aber über kein gutes Englisch verfügen, zu einem anstrengenden Unterfangen. Vor allem die zum Teil wirklich nervige Kamera, die durchwachsene KI und einige Clippingfehler und Aliasing-Probleme bei der Darstellung, verhindern eine Wertung im höchsten Prozentraum. Es wäre mehr möglich gewesen und sicherlich technisch auch realisierbar, wenn man Titel wie The Chronickles of Riddick zum Vergleich heranzieht. Insgesamt ist Aeon Flux eine der besseren Filmumsetzungen, wenn auch nicht das Non plus Ultra.
72
XboxGame Informer Magazine
It's barely above average for an action game, but captures enough of the spirit of the show (and movie) to make it worthwhile for fans.
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PlayStation 2Game Informer Magazine
It's barely above average for an action game, but captures enough of the spirit of the show (and movie) to make it worthwhile for fans.
72
XboxNext Level Gaming
Aeon Flux is an average action that has some good qualities, but it suffers because of its story. All of the twists and turns and never knowing what is really going on detracts from all of the cool moves and action the game provides. The lack of an effective targeting system also hurts the fighting in the game. I will give them credit for sticking true to Aeon Flux’s roots, but this is a game that I can’t recommend except as a rental.
72
XboxGameSpot
As futuristic secret agents go, they don't get much more enigmatic than Aeon Flux. Maybe it's her unbelievable acrobatics and deadly abilities. Or maybe it's her indecipherable relationship with Chairman Goodchild, the leader of the pseudo-fascist society that she resides in. Or maybe it's that she is seemingly killed over and over again but somehow shows up to fight in yet another disjointed adventure. Whatever the case, Aeon Flux is a tough girl to get to know, and that's what's both so intriguing and so troubling about Aeon Flux the game. Released just ahead of the film of the same name, this game has more to do with the irregularly structured, disjointed animated shorts that appeared on MTV's Liquid Television over a decade ago and that eventually spun out into a full-fledged TV series.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
As futuristic secret agents go, they don't get much more enigmatic than Aeon Flux. Maybe it's her unbelievable acrobatics and deadly abilities. Or maybe it's her indecipherable relationship with Chairman Goodchild, the leader of the pseudo-fascist society that she resides in. Or maybe it's that she is seemingly killed over and over again but somehow shows up to fight in yet another disjointed adventure. Whatever the case, Aeon Flux is a tough girl to get to know, and that's what's both so intriguing and so troubling about Aeon Flux the game. Released just ahead of the film of the same name, this game has more to do with the irregularly structured, disjointed animated shorts that appeared on MTV's Liquid Television over a decade ago and that eventually spun out into a full-fledged TV series.
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XboxGamesmania
Was hatte ich mich auf dieses Spiel gefreut: Nach der kultigen MTV-Serie, dem Kinofilm und der Tatsache, dass Bloodrayne 2 ein recht ordentlicher Action-Titel war, konnte bei Aeon Flux doch eigentlich nichts schief gehen. Nach der Verschiebung des Deutschland-Starts habe ich deshalb bei einem London-Besuch zugeschlagen – und erst nach dem Rückflug die Ernüchterung gespürt. Die Story hat mit dem Vorbild nicht viel gemein und ist leidlich spannend, der Grafik bekommt der Cell Shading Look nur bedingt und die Steuerung ist vor allem bei den Kämpfen nicht genau oder intuitiv genug. Zwar heben die akrobatischen Sprungeinlagen, das phantasievolle Leveldesign und die kugeligen Minigames das Spiel gerade über die 70er-Marke, doch für einen Top-Titel reicht es nicht. Aeon Flux ist in meinen Augen schlechter als der inoffizielle Vorgänger, im Gegensatz zu Rayne fehlt es dieser Lizenz-Versoftung einfach an Biss.
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PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Was hatte ich mich auf dieses Spiel gefreut: Nach der kultigen MTV-Serie, dem Kinofilm und der Tatsache, dass Bloodrayne 2 ein recht ordentlicher Action-Titel war, konnte bei Aeon Flux doch eigentlich nichts schief gehen. Nach der Verschiebung des Deutschland-Starts habe ich deshalb bei einem London-Besuch zugeschlagen – und erst nach dem Rückflug die Ernüchterung gespürt. Die Story hat mit dem Vorbild nicht viel gemein und ist leidlich spannend, der Grafik bekommt der Cell Shading Look nur bedingt und die Steuerung ist vor allem bei den Kämpfen nicht genau oder intuitiv genug. Zwar heben die akrobatischen Sprungeinlagen, das phantasievolle Leveldesign und die kugeligen Minigames das Spiel gerade über die 70er-Marke, doch für einen Top-Titel reicht es nicht. Aeon Flux ist in meinen Augen schlechter als der inoffizielle Vorgänger, im Gegensatz zu Rayne fehlt es dieser Lizenz-Versoftung einfach an Biss.
71
XboxGamigo
Eigentlich ist das Spiel ja schon im letzten Weihnachtsgeschäft erschienen, allerdings eben nicht bei uns in Deutschland. Scheinbar war sich Publisher THQ darüber voll bewusst, dass Aeon Flux in diesem gnadenlos untergehen würde. Daher gesehen kein schlechter taktischer Griff, einfach den DVD-Release abzuwarten und so darauf zu hoffen, dass der ein oder andere Filmfan ebenfalls zugreifen würde. Obwohl Aeon Flux kein wirklich schlechter Titel ist, wird man das Gefühl nicht los, dass er mit ordentlich Feintuning sogar noch richtig klasse hätte werden können. So werden nur absolute Fans damit glücklich. Einsteiger sollten aufgrund der erschreckend komplexen Steuerung gänzlich die Finger davon lassen.
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PlayStation 2Game Vortex
Ultimately, Aeon Flux is a solid action game that blends sharp graphics, a unique environment, with a mix of gameplay elements, coupled with the crucial plotlines from the movie. And remember too, it’s a good measure better than said movie, so go and give this decent title a shot. Heck, even a rental would be good times. Fans of the series should be in for a treat, while others will still get a few kicks in. They even included a theater ticket for admission…. good luck getting anyone else to go with you though.
70
XboxGBase - The Gamer's Base
Worum geht es eigentlich in Aeon Flux? Nun, ich habe die Serie nie gesehen und auch der Film ging an mir vorrüber. Damit fehlte mir wohl wesentliches Hintergrundwissen, denn auch das Spiel zum Film hält sich zum grundlegenden Szenario weitestgehend bedeckt. Wäre das das einzige Problem, hätte Aeon Flux aber durchaus noch eine Top-Wertung verdient. Die versauen sich die Entwickler aber mit einer teils unfassbar störrischen Kamera, einer KI auf unterstem Niveau, der recht merkwürdig konfigurierten Steuerung und einer äusserst zwiegespaltenen Sprachausgabe. Und dennoch kommt nach etwas Einspielzeit ordentlich Spass beim Verdreschen, Umherturnen und Abseilen in den futuristischen Kulissen auf. Das macht Aeon Flux zu einer soliden Filmumsetzung, die aber dank der erzählerischen Lücken nur Fans restlos begeistern dürfte.
70
XboxGameswelt
'Aeon Flux' ist ein durchaus solides Actionspiel mit einigen netten Features und Rätseln. Die zweigeteilte Geschichte und die abrupt endenden Missionen vermiesen aber den Spielspaß etwas. Außerdem ist das Zielsystem sehr deprimierend. Solide aber nichts Besonderes – es sei denn, man ist ein Charlize Theron-Fan.
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XboxComputer and Video Games (CVG)
Whether you're ploughing through groups of soldiers in orb-form or extravagantly flicking from thin ledges to poles suspended high above the streets of a futuristic city, Aeon Flux will put a smile on your face. The combat isn't as good as it should be, which sadly lets down what is otherwise a solid acrobatic platformer with cunning puzzles, set in a dazzling futuristic world.
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XboxCheat Code Central
There's not much for replay value, although you can play through the game as the various characters that you unlock. Overall Aeon Flux is a somwhat confusing game that doesn't live up to the inspired madness of the animated series; it does however manage to be a whole lot better than some of the games featuring female heroes.
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PlayStation 2Cheat Code Central
There's not much for replay value, although you can play through the game as the various characters that you unlock. Overall Aeon Flux is a somwhat confusing game that doesn't live up to the inspired madness of the animated series; it does however manage to be a whole lot better than some of the games featuring female heroes.
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XboxGamePro (US)
In Aeon Flux, you assume the role of our titular heroine as she embarks on stealth and demolition missions. True to the schizophrenic continuality of the original TV series, Aeon's allegiance and identity in the game constantly changes from level to level. In one level, Aeon may be protecting Chairman Goodchild, while in another level; she may be attempting to assassinate him.
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PlayStation 2Worth Playing
As of the time of this writing, we’re deep in the yearly malaise that grips the gaming community right after Christmas. Let me come right out and say that Æon Flux is not worth the $49.99 USD it currently fetches at retail. However, to anyone looking for an action adventure fix, and dismayed by the lack of choices out there: as soon as Æon plummets to $19.99 USD (which will be soon), or if you see it for rental, give it a shot. By no means is it a life-changing experience, but you could do much worse than exploring the dreary world of Æon’s future. Yet another semi-decent movie game? No one’s more surprised than me.
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PlayStation 2GamePro (US)
While the game's aesthetics and design is spot on to the franchises distinct style, gameplay teeters between fluidly fast-pace action and insanely difficult and tedious game segments. Firstly, almost all of the back-story is told through collecting and viewing Intel Capsules. The process of accessing and reading screens of Intel Capsule text cancels out the engrossing aspects of gameplay and rips your attention away from identifying with the heroine.
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Xbox4Players.de
Aeon Flux ist die bessere Rayne: Gegner in den Abgrund werfen und das Ergebnis in Zeitlupe bestaunen ist genau so lässig wie à la Neo an der Wand laufen. Dass das Geschehen in unterkühlter, neonbelichteter Science-Fiction-Umgebung stattfindet, macht zusätzlich Laune und brachiale Finisher locken mich immer wieder in den Kampf. Es ist allerdings ein Jammer, dass die Gegner stark zuhauen, aber kein gewitztes Vorgehen an den Tag legen. Damit verlieren die Schlägereien schnell an Reiz und mutieren zum ernüchternden Pflichtprogramm. Anders als in der BloodRayne-Fortsetzung artet das immerhin nicht zum Dauerprügeln aus, sondern wird von Passagen abgelöst, in denen ihr Rätsel lösen oder klettern müsst. Für kurze Zeit kann die agile Lady richtig fesseln, auf Dauer verliert sie allerdings an Reiz. Lange Ladezeiten, einige Abstürze sowie das unnötige Zurücksetzen zum letzten Checkpoint sorgen dafür, dass die Motivation mitunter sogar im Keller verschwindet.
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XboxDigital Entertainment News (den)
Unless you've seen MTV's Liquid Television, a program back in the channel's better days that showcased animation and helped spawn the early nineties sensation Beavis and Butthead, then you've seen the countless trailers for the film starring Charlize Theron and thought this was an original action film worthy of your time. While this writer has yet to see the film (and more than likely will not) the original Aeon Flux that featured the abnormally masculine heroine kill without mercy, have sex, and at the end of every episode, die, was groundbreaking in its depictions of violent, gruesome mortality and fetish-based sex.
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XboxGameDaily
Despite their financial woes and the delays of some key titles, Majesco's still been having one of the better years in some time when it comes to game software. In this mix is Aeon Flux, a movie-licensed game that's better than it deserves to be thanks to some nifty platforming sequences and decent game design. It probably won't be remembered a year from now, as it runs into a few problematic issues, but fans of the movie should thoroughly enjoy themselves.
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XboxWorth Playing
One of the oldest axioms in video gaming is "games based on movies or TV shows are rarely worth your money." This was true back all the way to the Atari 2600 – anyone remember E.T.? Gremlins? Raiders Of The Lost Ark? – and has rarely been disproven in years since. That's not to say it can't happen, but more that it requires a special touch and a strong team in order to break away from simply making something that copies the movie or looks like an episode of the series. Put simply, Aeon Flux is not going to make the short list of great games from movies.
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PlayStation 21UP
Playing Aeon Flux is a bit like dating a girl in America's Next Top Model: Pretty to look at, but as soon as she opens her mouth you cringe and wish you could simply ogle and not have to interact with her. Charlize Theron as Aeon Flux is faithfully rendered in the game, despite the fact that she's got a distracting tail/belt/ornamentation that looks like she's taking fashion tips from Catwoman. Looking at Charlize's face from the third person view is always welcome, but not enough to fight the awful camera control and tedious puzzles.
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PlayStation 2UGO (UnderGroundOnline)
If the developers were to start from scratch, here are a few suggestions: Cel-shade the graphics and don't force the player to kill all of the enemies before moving on. Instead, flood every scene with tons of bad guys and make Aeon carve a path through them with her acrobatic skills. Make her seem like the deadly assassin that she is, and make the game better than its cut scenes.
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PlayStation 2TotalPlayStation
Aeon Flux tries to be a couple games at once and none of the parts ever really come together enough to give it enough oomph. It's a fair treatment of the license, but some parts can end up nearly unplayable, and there are better licensed games out there.
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PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
Aeon Flux isn’t completely broken, unintelligible, or even bad. As a purchase, it represents the kind of steps forward the action-adventure genre has taken over the course of the last generation; a neat little summary of the last five or so years. But in the same respect, it’s also incredibly tired and uninspired. Aeon herself is bland and the world around her almost entirely stolen from both games and movies that have trodden this path with much more success in years gone by. This is a game that has been made to promote the film, no doubt in tandem with cereal box promotions and official merchandise coming to a supermarket near you. It’s just a shame, for both their sake and ours, that it simply isn’t very good.
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XboxJolt (UK)
Ever since Lara Croft first started raiding tombs in the nineties, games have been far from shy about installing ‘ample’ female heroines in leading roles. Hollywood was quick to see the potential of such iconography and in that way Tomb Raider has become one of the few game-to-movie success stories – even if the franchise itself has floundered in recent times.
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XboxLawrence
Aeon Flux definitely beats the movie to video game reputation, offering enjoyable platforming and stylish combat that overshadow the harder puzzles and lack of targeting. Its gameplay feels almost like it is the secret love child of The Prince of Persia and Metroid. If that sounds intriguing, or you just want a good platformer with Charlize Theron clad in leather, check this one out.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Ne laissant peu de doute quant à la qualité globale après une petite demi-heure de jeu, Aeon Flux ne parvient pas à convaincre non plus après quelques chapitres terminés. Loin d'être joli, mal pensé, tuant ses maigres innovations dans l'oeuf et tentant de rattraper le tout par une ambiance S-F relativement intéressante sur le papier, le soft peut au moins se targuer de proposer les scènes cinématiques les plus moches depuis longtemps. C'est déjà ça de pris. Il y avait de l'idée comme dirait l'autre.
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PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Ne laissant peu de doute quant à la qualité globale après une petite demi-heure de jeu, Aeon Flux ne parvient pas à convaincre non plus après quelques chapitres terminés. Loin d'être joli, mal pensé, tuant ses maigres innovations dans l'oeuf et tentant de rattraper le tout par une ambiance S-F relativement intéressante sur le papier, le soft peut au moins se targuer de proposer les scènes cinématiques les plus moches aperçues depuis longtemps. C'est déjà ça de pris. Il y avait de l'idée comme dirait l'autre.
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XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
When Aeon Flux isn’t busy being average, it’s tied up in its own gibberish, or nudging you towards your next confrontation with awkward controls. It has almost none of the excitement we play video games for and as such, is time lost and tears in the eyes of anyone foolish enough to waste their money.