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Stormrise (PlayStation 3)

45
MobyRank
100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
2.1
MobyScore
5 point score based on user ratings.

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.0
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 0.0
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 1.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.0
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.0
Story / Presentation The main creative ideas in the game and how well they're executed 2.0
Overall MobyScore (1 vote) 2.1


The Press Says

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75
Jeux Vidéo Network
Malgré quelques imprécisions ergonomiques qui atténuent un peu le plaisir de jeu, Stormrise se veut une expérience novatrice et globalement agréable. Un coup d’essai réussi, en somme !
65
Jeuxvideo.com
Petite déception que ce Stormrise qui promettait pourtant de redéfinir le STR sur consoles. Les très bonnes idées des développeurs se trouvent en effet piétinées par des soucis relativement basiques : l'IA, le pathfinding lacunaire et un système de contrôle inventif mais rapidement pris en défaut. De tous les STR consoles, Stormrise avait la possibilité de se poser comme l'un des plus stratégiques et accrocheurs, mais il ne peut finalement prétendre qu'au statut de soft original, mais bancal.
60
Pelaajalehti
Tämä hengetön tunnelma tiivistää muutenkin Stormrisen hyvin pähkinänkuoreen, sillä pelistä jäi ainakin minulle mitäänsanomaton ja vaisu kuva. Kontrollit toimivat ja hyvän pelin ainekset ovat periaatteessa kasassa, mutta silti jo lyhyen pelisession jälkeen katse lähti aina vaeltamaan, ikään kuin yrittäen piiskavalita hyllystä parempaa pelattavaa. Demon testaaminen kannattaa, sillä uskon että Stormrise tulee jakamaan mielipiteitä.
50
Jolt (UK)
it's difficult to see why anyone looking to invest in a console RTS would choose this over Ensemble's vastly superior effort. Halo Wars might not boast as many interesting ideas and innovations as Stormrise does, but then neither is the execution as inexorably ropey. As a first attempt at pulling the traditional isometric 2D RTS genre kicking and screaming into three-dimensions however, Stormrise isn't unrepentantly bad, just severely lacking. As the studio responsible for the ace Total War series, it's difficult to understand how they've managed to get this so very wrong. It's a real shame that what seems like a decent idea ultimately emerges as a visually unappealing, impenetrably tough and devastatingly unrefined sci-fi strategy title.
50
Cheat Code Central
While Stormrise was a noble effort by The Creative Assembly to develop an RTS from the ground up with an original control scheme, in the end it falls flat on its face. In fact, the controls prove to be the game's worst aspect, and the single-player campaign is additionally marred by a pedestrian storyline.
50
Play.tm
As a first attempt at pulling the traditional isometric 2D RTS genre kicking and screaming into three-dimensions however, Stormrise isn't unrepentantly bad, just severely lacking. As the studio responsible for the ace Total War series, it's difficult to understand how they've managed to get this so very wrong. It's a real shame that what seems like a decent idea ultimately emerges as a visually unappealing, impenetrably tough and devastatingly unrefined sci-fi strategy title.
49
IGN
It's a shame that Stormrise had to suffer under so many issues, including inefficient group control and poor unit AI. The Whip Select system was a good idea and the basic premise behind Stormrise's gameplay is appetizing, but the entire project just doesn't come together properly. Even though Stormrise might have some cool moments and console players might be desperate for a good RTS experience, I recommend that you leave Stormrise on the shelf. The frustrations that come from playing it outweigh the game's few positive elements.
40
Game Informer Magazine
It’s one thing for a console RTS to be unwieldy and limited when compared to what’s on PC (although this excuse runs thin when you look at Halo Wars), but Stormrise doesn’t suffer simply because it’s on a console. In trying to introduce a new, supposedly user-friendly unit selection system, developer The Creative Assembly instead destroys almost all of the game’s playability.
40
SEGA-Mag (Objectif-SEGA)
Stormrise réalise donc l'exploit de susciter un intérêt profond et de donner pas mal de plaisirs lors de la première partie du jeu. Néanmoins, les bugs en pagaille, les scripts qui ne se lancent pas ou trop tôt et une IA comme on en a jamais vu flinguent la patience du joueur et l'intérêt du jeu. Réussir à fédérer autant de haine de la part du consommateur, exténué de devoir refaire le niveau est un exploit à souligner. Le tout fait de ce Stormrise la mauvaise blague de ce début d'année que l'on n'attendait pas. Note de Haneda: La version PS3 est équivalente à celle sur 360 et souffre des mêmes problèmes techniques. Elle peut se jouer à 8 en ligne et est compatible avec les Trophées du PSN.
37
Console Monster
I know that RTS games on consoles are somewhat thin on the ground, but there really isn't any reason to buy Stormrise. It's quite a shame really, because it has a few nice ideas in it, but unfortunately they are buried beneath a mountain of mediocrity. As it stands though, this is a game that isn't even worthy of the bargain bin, rather the trash bin.
25
GameSpot
There are more nightmarish issues, of course, such as how the terrible enemy AI ignores your attacks or rushes past your powerful stalkers in endless, scripted waves. And how the broken checkpoints and single save slot mean potentially saving at an inopportune time, forcing you to restart a mission from the beginning. And the way the action continues after you save the game, but doesn't let you control anything for several precious seconds. Suffice it to say, Stormrise is a broken debacle that is in no way deserving of either your time or your money.
25
1UP
These frustrations compound with each successive mission, exacerbated by the inability of the battles to generate any sort of exciting engagement. Outside of the development studio or student who wants to see whether its control scheme could be turned into a success, the bland narrative alone doesn't make Stormrise worth the time commitment it demands.
20
UOL Jogos
"Stormrise" é uma grande mancha no currículo da Creative Assembly, que fez fama com a competente franquia "Total War". O jogo parece inacabado, repleto de problemas de design que conseguem até mesmo tirar o mérito de idéias interessantes como o Whip Selection - que teria potencial caso fosse mais refinado. Desde unidades que se perdem pelo mapa a efeitos sonoros que somem sem deixar vestígio, a quantidade de falhas é grande demais até mesmo para o mais ardoroso admirador do gênero.