September 27, 2011 |
Posted in Uncategorized |
Genre: Action / 3rd Person
Jaws Unleashed takes place 30 years after the events of the first film. The days of the malcontent shark have all but been forgotten, and Amity Island has returned to its days as a thriving township. But when a major corporation comes to town to do something entirely corporate and anonymously evil, the local marine population is disturbed, and along comes yet another gigantic shark (or is it the same one, 30 years later to lay waste to the populace and wreak havoc on the island. The setup for the shark-biting action is flimsy at best; but then again, this isn’t really a game you’d ever play for its story, and the developers had to find some way to tie the Jaws license into this whole thing.You can’t really blame the Jaws license for sinking this game. This is not some hastily tossed-together cash-in on a classic movie. This game was originally announced back in 2003 as Sole Predator, and was a completely license-free shark-based action game long before the Jaws license came along. So without the license to blame, all you’re left with is an entirely poor game design. In theory, it’s not a bad idea for a game. Jaws Unleashed takes the concept of an open-ended game world and simply makes it an underwater adventure. It also takes the sort of freeform ultraviolence of something like the Grand Theft Auto series, replacing guns with rows and rows of sharp teeth. Once you get past the first mission, you can go just about anywhere on Amity Island and eat just about anyone or anything you want, be they people, dolphins, seals, or anything else with an ounce of blood in it. Not to mention that you can destroy various pieces of the scenery and take part in some side missions. While that might sound like a hoot, every other aspect of the game design conspires to wreck the experience.
• Manage a real shark.
• More than 10 fantastically detailed spaces, each with its own design and unique activities.
• cause damage to enemies, vehicles and buildings in real time.
• Carry out underwater, land and air attacks.
• A stunning screenplay, based on the legendary film “Jaws.”
Operating system: Windows 2000/XP
Processor: Pentium 4 1.6 GHz
Memory: 256 MB
Video: 64 MB, Radeon 9000 / GeForce 4, DirectX 8.0
Sound card: compatible with DirectX 8.0
Free space on HDD: 3.8 GB