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Se siete alla ricerca di un picchiaduro diverso dal solito, dove la strategia e l'istinto di sopravvivenza sono più importanti della rapidità di esecuzione e del possesso di un arcade stick, Deadliest Warrior potrebbe fare al caso vostro. Ci troviamo di fronte a un titolo con un ottimo rapporto qualità-prezzo, capace di trasformarsi in una vera droga per i giocatori capaci di comprenderne la natura estrema.
Overall Deadliest Warrior is a game that casual fighting game fans will enjoy simply because of the instant gratification. There is a lot to be said about a game that manages to satisfy your primal violent tendencies while still being fun. Those looking for depth or expecting the next tournament fighter are in for disappointment, but everyone else should find plenty to enjoy. Here is to hoping the DLC manages to make its way into our hands. I can see myself firing up this game at social gatherings if for nothing more than its shock value and ability to entertain.
Overall Deadliest Warrior has some great moments where the personality of its creators shines through and I have no doubt that non-fighting game fans are going to find something to enjoy in this download. Still, I can’t help but think that those looking for some depth along with their new fighting game are going to be left a bit disappointed. There just isn’t enough staying power in either the gameplay or the modes to satiate those looking to peel back the initial layers and still have plenty to enjoy. That withstanding, if you’re looking for something simple and bloody (and I mean bloody) that doesn’t take itself too seriously, Deadliest Warrior could be for you.
Overall Deadliest Warrior provides some good hours of fantasy match-ups between historical fighters, with some over-the-top limb chopping and blood thrown in. But I see this game as really more for those who are very enthusiastic either about the idea or at least the show, and not those expecting more depth and playability with movement and abilities like in Street Fighter or other such fighting games.
There are plans to expand the roster of warriors at a later time; as it stands, even given the differences among the currently available eight, you can only determine whether one warrior is deadlier than another so many times before you tire of the same few fighters. The focus on defensive play can result in some terrific tension, though with its focus on injuries and dismemberment, the fighting model often finds a lot of the tension is lost once the blows start landing. This is unlikely to become your go-to fighting game and it has its flaws, but it is also an interesting one with some good ideas. And if you really enjoy some dismemberment every now and then or just relish the thought of pitting a pirate against a ninja in a fight to the death, you'll likely find your $10 well spent.
The Video Game Critic
The controls are a little rough, but there's strategy involved as you maneuver around the battlefield. The battles tend to be brief, and one solid attack combination is often enough to incapacitate (read: kill) your opponent. What I really like about Deadliest Warrior is how it's so different from other 3D fighters. The disc also contains the sequel and all the associated DLC. Deadliest Warriors 2 lets you play as specific historic figures like Attila the Hun, Genghis Khan, Joan of Arc, and Shaka Zulu. There's even a "Generals" mode that plays like a strategy board game. And I can't forget the hilarious zombie mode that lets you keep fighting long after being dismembered. My friend Steve calls it the "Black Knight" mode (it's just a flesh wound!). Deadliest Warrior may not be very polished but it's an original twist on a tired genre.
Totally Gaming Network
The world is still waiting for a title that can successfully merge history with the art of taking your opponent to pieces bit by bit. Deadliest Warrior just isn't it and when you consider that you could probably pick up a genuinely good scrapper in the bargain bins for the same price, it really isn't worth you blowing your dough on this. It can't deliver on its promises and even if you're a rabid fan of the TV show you'll probably fail to find anything impressive or vital in the game adaptation.
Däremot förstår jag inte varför spelet envisas med att försöka lura i folk felaktigheter i sina faktatexter under laddningstiderna. Bland annat hävdas det att Musashi vann de flesta av sina dueller med ett träsvärd karvat ur en åra. Visserligen slogs Musashi ofta med ett träsvärd men det specifika årsvärdet gjorde han till duellen med Kojiro och det var knappast någon vana därefter. Lägg till detta ett väldigt simpelt onlineläge som redan någon dag efter premiären är nästan öde, och du får ett tämligen menlöst spel. Om du prompt vill se om ninjan eller piraten vinner, eller undersöka om en ensam spartan skulle vinna mot en viking, så finns det väl inte så många andra alternativ, men på Xbox Live kan du ladda ner Soul Calibur för samma pengar och faktiskt ha kul istället.
Sadly, Pipework Software didn't dare to tackle the thorny issue of whether the IRA could take out the Taliban (as the show infamously did), but it does let you chop your opponent's arm off. A crumb of comfort for some, I'm sure.
Deadliest Warrior isn't entirely without merit, as the speedy nature of the fights along with the constant dismemberments make it kind of funny. But the technical issues surroundng the action make the game's $10 asking price feel pretty steep. Even then, old games like Bushido Blade do this style of high-damage combat better.
Deadliest Warrior is, unfortunately, a game without a home. If you like a good fighter with some depth and complexity, its not the game for you. And if youre just a casual player who likes the show and is excited to try a fight game that explores the same concept, you likely wont last an hour through the lackluster production values. If there were a TV show where fight games were pitted against each other, Deadliest Warrior loses - Mortal Kombat kills it with Flawless Victory, Street Fighter kicks it out of the ring with Perfect, Soul Calibur runs it through on a blade with Perfect, Killer Instinct brutally shows it No Mercy - all the way back through gaming history.
So what about the average fighting game fan? Deadliest Warrior might tempt you into a download with its $10 price tag, but it's still a tough sell when Xbox 360 owners can grab a true classic like Soul Calibur for the same price -- heck, even Soul Calibur IV would only set you back $10 more. Gather a few friends around the TV and Deadliest Warrior can provide about an hour of brainless laughs, but I don't see much appeal beyond that.