So finally I got a chance to play my review copy of GI JOE generously sent to the Wisetechie team by EA and RocketXL. I have fond memories of having so many action figures and vehicles of GI JOE and also watching the cartoon every Saturday and Sunday morning with great zeal and vigour. So naturally when I came to know that EA was releasing the GIJOE game along-with the cinematic release of the GIJOE movie, I was thrilled.
The game hits at quite a few places, firstly the whole GIJOE franchisee is reason enough to take the game. JOE fans will love the game with its array of characters and so many levels and stuff to unlock. You can also play with Storm Shadow after unlocking the character and claiming his dog tags.
You also get to drive the classic GIJOE vehicles . Voice and music too are well researched and blend in well with the game.
The gameplay comes across as a normal shooter, nothing too special, but ok.
But sadly thats all the Hits.
The game does disappoint at a lot of places. First and foremost are the graphics. The game does not make full use of the capabilities of modern day consoles, the graphics are blotchy at places and seem to be from a 2001 game rather than a 2009 game.
The game also loses out on camera angles and the so called auto-aim feature. The auto-aim is hard to use and plain irritating at times. The auto aim usually selects the foe you don’t want to kill and couple that with the camera problems and you have got a recipe for disaster.
At its current price, GIJOE doesn’t seem like a very good deal, if you are a true blue GIJOE fan and would absolutely want to play it, I would suggest wait for a price drop or festive pricing before taking the plunge.