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Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat (PS3/360)

Written by funkyellowmonkey (GP) on . Posted in Video Games

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Ever thought of who would win in a fight if a Nordic viking was going against a Napoleon solider? or a Ninja vs a sword swinging samurai? Well wonder no more as Deadliest Warrior: Ancient Combat provides the answers (or at least tries to).

The title is based on the Spike TV show. There are two games contained on the disc (Deadliest Warrior: The Game and Deadliest Warrior: Legends). Once loaded you get to pick from a selection of warriors (over 20) and weapons to arm them with, once set, you are taken to the arena and the fight begins.

Graphically, the fighter models and environments could be improved upon, they are not particularly outstanding to say the least - gore and gruesome effects are pleasantly implemented but it's all been done before and better.

Sound-wise, the character voice effects and such are nothing to write home about, they are adequately done - although some of the effects are rather suspect.

Control-wise, the fighters feel rather cumbersome, using a simplified combat system, the response is staggered and slow. In trying to keep things realistic, one-hit kills are often and rather frustrating, it may look good on movies and all but when you're playing and performing it in a game, it all seems rather short-lived.

I really wanted more from this title but due to the frustrating combat system and response times, I can only suggest to rent this game.

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5/10

Pros
+ Ninjas vs Samurais
+ Some Spike TV episodes included on disc

Cons
- Cumbersome controls and response times
- Low quality graphics
- Repetitive

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