C.O.R.E. DS

User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 19 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 19
  2. Negative: 5 out of 19
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  1. CnEY
    Aug 18, 2009
    5
    At first glance this looks promising - at least reminiscent of a doom or quake 1 - and indeed the game's logo looks perhaps a bit too much like quake's, while its protagonist looks like a straight ripoff of the doom marine. Heck, even the plot feels a little doom-ish.

    Unfortunately it falls far short of any id game in its implementation. The enemy AI seems to simply make a
    At first glance this looks promising - at least reminiscent of a doom or quake 1 - and indeed the game's logo looks perhaps a bit too much like quake's, while its protagonist looks like a straight ripoff of the doom marine. Heck, even the plot feels a little doom-ish.

    Unfortunately it falls far short of any id game in its implementation. The enemy AI seems to simply make a bee-line for you, constantly shooting - and every shot they fire, hits. Thus the only way to progress through the game seems to be by way of memorization, to know where the enemies come from in order to kill them before they eventually wear you down and kill you. Now, I suppose this paradigm has worked in the past for series like Contra, but for an FPS, especially in this day and age, it just cries of lackluster development.

    C.O.R.E. does deserve some credit for the environments and the fact that it has potential, and at least it has a brightness setting (even DS-vs.-DS-Lite) as well as a sensitivity setting. Unfortunately it still falls flat on its face elsewhere which precludes it from being enjoyable, at least in the single-player campaign.
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Awards & Rankings

#49 Most Discussed DS Game of 2009
Metascore
44

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 16 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 16
  2. Negative: 8 out of 16
  1. Nintendo Power
    55
    An impressive feat, yet still a genre better represented elsewhere. [June 2009, p.90]
  2. This archaic first-person shooter is lousy to its core.
  3. Boredom and frustration sets in pretty early, though multiplayer is worth exploring.