Psycho Gorilla wrote:
More than anything, I'm glad they FINALLY went with a more masculine protagonist. I'm telling you, The Expendables has hopefully sent a message that we US Americans want manly men heroes back!
I agree 120%. I like Gabriel as a main character which I think really gives me that classic Castlevania feel mixed in with a dash of Lord of the Rings. Also the voice acting is quite good. Robert Carlyle's done a great job as Gabriel and come on... Patrick Stewart is the man.
I would like to refer to why people shouldn't trust IGNs reviews, or most big name reviewers in general. They complained a lot about the framerate issues with the 360 version, especially when you pull off grapple moves. I installed the game onto my hard drive and not once have I experienced a framerate drop performing a move. I actually haven't come across one issue with the framerate lagging at all.
Also the complaints about the platforming is stupid in what I've expereinced. I may have fallen once or twice experimenting in what ledges I can jump to and which ones I can't. The game doesn't hold your hand on where you can jump or what ledges you can grab which I greatly admire as I find there's way too much hand holding in games nowadays, especially when it comes to platforming. It's still very straight forward on where to go and where you can jump so I don't know why they're complaining. Just because the game doesn't show with bright lights you have to jump to this ledge or you have to climb this part of the titan you're fighting to find his weakness? Trial and error, the fundamental of classic gaming and it seems to be lost nowadays. Glad to see it back in this game. Also, the checkpoints are very generous if you die at a platforming section you'll most likely start where you left off.
Anyways, I'm gong to keep playing through it and I'll update my experiences with the game. So far I'm really digging it and think reviewers are dumb, especially IGN.