Raw Danger! Reviews (PlayStation 2)
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Just Adventure (Sep 06, 2007)
I don’t want to oversell this low-budget PS2 action/adventure. However, it does have a lot going for it: putting the player in a dangerous yet unusually real situation, meaningful story choices, and lots of replay value. You might be surprised how much you end up enjoying Raw Danger. Just remember: Stay warm!!
GameZone (Jul 02, 2007)
It’s hard to deny what a rich and deliciously unique experience Raw Danger is and, while the graphics are beyond hideous, the adventure the game introduces is a satisfying one. While some of the tasks feel outright chores, the game is able to produce a some seriously jaw-dropping disaster flick moments that are memorable and fun. Really, missing out on this one would be a real natural disaster.
Entertainment Depot, The (Jul 24, 2007)
All in all Raw Danger is excellent, and while I would love to rate it higher than I am, a few technical and localization issues hold it back. The game is a breath of fresh air for heavy gamers who are looking for something that doesn't involve combat and clichéd stories. Environmental puzzles and obstacle courses drive the game and story forward at a refreshingly brisk pace, and for the most part the story is told well in some amazing set pieces. As a veteran gamer of over 20 years this game was one of the most unique pleasures that I’ve had the pleasure of playing on the PS2. One thing is for sure, someone needs to give developer Irem a lot more money so that games with ideas like this can actually deliver on the “epic visuals” the back of the box promises.
VicioJuegos.com / uVeJuegos.com (Jul 23, 2008)
Raw Danger! es un título extraño y distinto para algunos, lo cual no quiere decir que vaya a gustar a todo el mundo. A nosotros si nos ha gustado, tanto o más que SOS: The Final Escape, así que la cosa está clara. Si pudisteis disfrutar del primero y os gustó, esta secuela os gustará también. Si no es así, conviene que primero lo probéis, y después decidáis. Nosotros opinamos que como aventura es bastante completa y ofrece diversión y momentos de tensión espectaculares, dejando de lado la acción y matanzas vistas en otros juegos de aventuras. O lo amas o lo odias. No hay término medio.
1UP (Jun 26, 2007)
For most, the biggest turnoff to an otherwise engaging game is that it's downright ugly. Choppy water looks like shaky carpet, characters' faces creep you out with their lack of expressions, and the majority of the areas you'll explore are gray and dreary. Unlike the best adventure games, this one won't compel you to play purely on the basis of wanting to see the next area. Playing just to find out what happens to your characters isn't such a bad thing, but this would be an entirely different game with awesome, exciting visuals. As much fun and worthwhile an investment it is now at $20 on PS2, Raw Danger will ultimately make you pine for a proper next-gen disaster game, with the fidelity and presentation to do justice to the concept.
GotNext (Jul 02, 2007)
If you're sick of all the blood fests and tired of developers who think all puzzle games need to involve moving around colored blocks, Raw Danger is a welcome relief. It's six clever scenarios with interesting characters, set in a mix of puzzles and action, that's more than worth its asking price.
GameSpot (Jun 14, 2007)
Regardless of its positive qualities, there's no denying the problems that Raw Danger has. Even if our eyes hadn't spent the past year and a half adjusting to the richer visuals of the new consoles, Raw Danger would still be a pretty unpleasant looking PlayStation 2 game. However, though it may seem like a lot to ask, if you can get past these problems, there's a unique, cinematic experience to be had with Raw Danger.
ZTGameDomain (Jul 01, 2007)
Raw Danger is one of those games that will find a small audience that will love it. Despite its technical issues the game offers a solid narrative that is interesting enough to keep players hooked until the end. The variety of gameplay mechanics is also appreciated even if they are a bit flawed. With the PS2 slowly dissipating it is nice to see that developers are still pumping unique titles to add to the already massive library. If you are a fan of the original or simply looking for a distinct experience look no further than Raw Danger; just be prepared to live with its technical flaws.
PSX Extreme (Jun 24, 2007)
We just wish the rest wasn't so irretrievably bland or unrefined. But hey, you can't always have everything.
Cheat Code Central (Jun 28, 2007)
If you're a hardcore gamer looking for something to help you kill a weekend, then rent Raw Danger. Novices will probably want to spend more time with it but I would still suggest renting it first. There are some long, drawn out sections where you trudge along performing all kinds of make-work scenarios. Faced with these mundane tasks, you're unlikely to replay the game more than once.
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Aug 13, 2007)
And yet, despite all of this, just as with SOS, the evolving nature of the gameplay, and its intriguing story structure keeps you going. Not only that, the actual location design and some individual set-pieces are very atmospheric, and it somehow appeals to the old school adventurer in us that used to routinely find ourselves trapped somewhere with one single, set solution. If you're looking for a unique cult action-adventure, and don't mind the low-fi feel, then by all means track down Raw Danger - at the very least it's a cheap was of preparing yourself for the ongoing flood disasters striking us this summer...
Game Vortex (Jul 20, 2007)
The concept behind Raw Danger is a great one and something that could work - it just hasn't. The low key visuals, ambiguous objectives and poor mechanics build up and eventually outweigh the game's better aspects. Price is the game's only saving grace, so if you are remotely interested in the concept behind the game you can check it out for cheap - just don't expect that good of an experience.
Jeuxvideo.com (Jun 18, 2007)
Irem nous revient avec un Raw Danger qui s'inscrit dans la droite lignée de son aîné, sorti en 2002. Mais contrairement à SOS : The Final Escape où vous deviez survivre à un tremblement de terre, ce nouvel opus vous confronte à des inondations, avec une gestion primordiale de la température corporelle. Dommage que si peu de choses aient changé en 5 ans, les défauts étant toujours trop opaques pour faire semblant de ne pas voir qu'ils sabotent complètement le concept pourtant très pertinent du jeu.
Game Informer Magazine (Jun, 2007)
There's certainly room for a disaster genre in video games, and at times Raw Danger shows the potential that this genre could bring, but it needs to deliver more intensity than finding a way to dry your clothing.
Game Informer Magazine (Jun, 2007)
When you survive a disaster, lessons are often learned. I hope some developers takes the gaffe that is Raw Danger, extracts the great idea at it's center and creates the blockbuster experience it has the potential to be.
GameSpy (Jun 18, 2007)
In fact, everything about Raw Danger gets old quick, and that's not the mark of a quality gaming experience. Agetec and Irem have tried and failed twice to make a disaster survival game that's worth playing. And that's too bad, because Raw Danger could have been a welcome breath of fresh air for the survival genre. Hopefully this under-the-radar release won't escape the attention of the big boys, who could plunder a few novel concepts and put them to better use.
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network (Jul 18, 2007)
The graphics are dated by most standards, and with a bit of fine tuning could probably work on the PlayStation 1. Poor camera angles frustrate the player as they desperately try to figure out ambiguous objectives which usually involve carrying things, crawling around, and drowning. Six other unlockable characters are available in Raw Danger. Do they have new and interesting dialogue? Do they have special abilities? Is this game giving me lymphoma? All good questions, to which you don't want to know the answers. Trust me. Avoid this game.