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Finally, with this next generation of console systems it has become possible to play all those PC games that, before, were too much for the Playstation to really do justice to. No longer will us console owners be forced to gaze longingly at the PC games that needed a state-of-the-art computer rig, while those dirty PC owners got all the best console games. One of the first wave of PC conversions is Giants: Citizen Kabuto, a game that I've been hoping to play since last year. And for the most part, this game lives up to all the hype from its PC days, albeit looking a tad dated by today's standards.
Game Informer Magazine
It is a shame the game is not quite as sharp as its PC counterpart and that the multiplayer game is absent, but once you start playing you quickly forgive these little flaws. If you didn’t get a chance to play Giants on PC, I can’t recommend this game enough. It’s solid through and through, with a lengthy quest, lots of challenge, a great story, and plenty of variety.
Game Informer Magazine
There’s a lot of game to be had here, although the replay is severely limited – once you make your way completely through there really isn’t anything left that would hold your interest. Replay notwithstanding, PS2 owners shouldn’t hesitate to add this awesome game to their collection.
Utterly clever, entertaining, and action-packed, Giants is an absorbing romp through the lives of well-rounded comedic entities on a weird alien land. It's a shame its up against such stiff console competition.
Though Giants: Citizen Kabuto was originally released for the PC about a year ago, there's little evidence of that in the newly released PlayStation 2 version--this quirky, genuinely funny 3D shooter feels right at home on Sony's system. The only notable feature Giants lost in translation from the PC is its multiplayer mode. Otherwise, Giants for the PS2 offers the same uniquely enjoyable shooting action that the original offers--you'll get to control three distinctly different characters through a diverse series of action-packed missions.
Nein, ganz so hübsch wie auf dem PC ist Giants PS2 nicht, dafür spielt es sich aber besser. Außerdem dürft ihr jetzt speichern wann ihr wollt, was nur fair ist. PS2-Besitzer und Fans von schneller Action, die mit einer Brise schwarzen Humors vom Feinsten gepaart ist, sollten zugreifen.
Long before man ever had the chance to shop in malls, or drive around in fancy cars, before even the creation of the earth, there was a place known as "The Island". The island is a beautiful asteroid like planet. The world, filled with lush vegetation and many different creatures, is ruled by Kabuto. Kabuto is the only one of his kind, a giant whose soul purpose is to defend the life of the island. Everyone attacks Kabuto giving him little room for trust. However, the island was home to a completely different type of creature.
A quirky combination of Monty Python and Starship Troopers, the PC version of Giants: Citizen Kabuto garnered critical acclaim for being challenging, imaginative, and hilarious. In the PS2 version, the game?s depraved humor is intact, and the gameplay is still a refreshing variety of action and strategy, though the RTS aspects of the base-building missions have been simplified.
While fun and enjoyable to play through, Giants: Citizen Kabuto just lacks that spark which would make it a truly great game. You'll definitely have fun playing it, but you aren't going to walk away with that sense of awe. It's got a great sense of humor, though.
Malgré son lot de qualités et son excellente ambiance générale, on ne peut s'empêcher de voir les nombreux défauts que renferme ce titre. L'animation paresseuse, les graphismes parfois bâclés, la jouabilité inégale... Autant de points qui nous font encore préférer la version PC. Dommage pour les joueurs PS2 qui ont attendu longtemps cette version qui s'annonçait plus aboutie...
When Giants was first introduced several years ago at E3, it looked to revolutionize multiplayer gaming with an intricate balance of three distinct playing styles mashed into one cohesive effort. But when it was finally released a year ago, its myriad successes were matched by its plethora of bugs. The result was exciting and frustrating and a total nightmare to grade.