|System: X360, PS3||Review Rating Legend|
|Dev: Game Republic||1.0 - 1.9 = Avoid||4.0 - 4.4 = Great|
|Pub: Namco Bandai Games||2.0 - 2.4 = Poor||4.5 - 4.9 = Must Buy|
|Release: July 27, 2010||2.5 - 2.9 = Average||5.0 = The Best|
|Players: 1-2||3.0 - 3.4 = Fair|
|ESRB Rating: Teen||3.5 - 3.9 = Good|
Things get even clumsier when the game requires you to switch between sub weapons in order to destroy certain obstacles. Throughout the course of the game, youll find impediments such as boulders and floating enemy spawning machines that need to be taken out by a specific type of sub weapon in order for you to proceed. There are tens of different types of sub weapons and you can only have four mapped to your D-pad at a time, so trying to find the right one through trial and error is a painful endeavor.
The missions in the game also do nothing to add variety. Every mission in the game seems to boil down to just hacking your way through a certain number of enemies. The game will even try to trick you at times, giving you an objective such as catching a fish or finding a certain number of seeds. However, upon taking these missions, you quickly find out that catching a fish means hacking your way through tens of enemies and finding a glowing spot that has a dead fish on it, and finding seeds consists of slashing your way through foes and attacking plants until they die, giving you a seed. The quests in this game are completely mindless, boring, and irritating at best.
Clash of the Titans even attempts to throw a multiplayer component into the game, but as you might expect, it is incredibly awkward. Two players cant play through the game side by side. Instead, there are some missions throughout the game that will have an A.I. teammate tagging along with Perseus. If you have a friend with a second controller, he or she can hit the start button after the mission has started to join in. After this, the two of you will be able to play, sharing the same screen until the mission is over, at which time the second player is done playing until another two-person mission presents itself. While co-op makes almost every game better, this game found a way to become one of the exceptions to this rule.
As if things couldnt get any worse, Clash of the Titans presentation is just plain awful. The visuals of the game seem more akin to that of a PS2 title than a current gen game. In-game conversation animations look stiff and awkward, with characters moving their limbs clumsily while their mouths continually open and close randomly as though someone put peanut butter on their lips so their attempts to get it off made it look like they were speaking. Unfortunately, the audio doesnt fair much better, with more awkward pauses between lines of dialogue than youd find in a Final Fantasy title. Even during a supposedly heated exchange, expect there to be a few seconds pause between every spoken line.
If you want a good hack and slash experience full of angry gods and mythology, youre better off with the God of War series. Even if youre playing through the PS2 ones, they will look and play immeasurably better than Clash of the Titans. At least with those titles, you wont have to combat terrible visuals, soulless voice acting, clumsy combat, tedious missions, and an overall sense of frustration as well as your enemies. I cant imagine a circumstance in which I would recommend this game to anyone.
CCC News Director