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  • Summary: Bionicle Heroes brings to life the most powerful and exciting LEGO characters ever seen in one game, in an action-packed world of adventure and discovery. Take control of a young hero as he steps out of the real world and into the strange and dangerous universe of Bionicle. Only by mastering the powers and special abilities of the greatest Bionicle heroes will he be able to overcome the many challenges ahead. [Eidos Interactive] Expand
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  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
  1. Despite these small issues, BIONICLE Heroes is a successful extension of the buildable toy line that delivers an enjoyable gaming experience for kids of all ages. [Feb. 2007, p.76]
  2. It's just a shame that the blocky menu system and overly generous built-in aim-assist smack of console pandering, because otherwise, this is a very competent piece of programming.
  3. Fails to match "Lego Star Wars" for charm. [Jan 2007, p.98]
  4. As a straight-up action platform game that eschews depth for adrenaline, Bionicle Heroes nominally succeeds.
  5. This game is definitely aimed at the young and inexperienced player. Serious gamers need not apply.
  6. Not even the allure of shiny robots with guns for arms can liven up this mind-numbingly simplistic and repetitive over-the-shoulder shooter.
  7. I cannot recommend this game for adults, kids, or even a rental, unless you plan to find humour in a so bad it's good kind of way.

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  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
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  1. BillR.
    Nov 20, 2006
    10
    Great action-adventure gameplay. My kids (12 and 10) and I are totally hooked on the game. A nice departure from Lego Star Wars-style play, Bionicle Heroes uses an "over-the-shoulder" 3rd-person view, similar to Gears of War that works really well for this game. Other big benefits: great support for next-gen PC graphics cards with Shader Model 3 support such as on GeForce 7 and new 8 Series running a super-high widescreen resolutions makes the special effects and experience a million times better than Xbox 360 or other consoles. Expand
  2. JonathanSpecter
    Mar 30, 2007
    8
    Here's another game that was bizarrely reviewed in harsh fashion by Gamespot, where if it's not a big-name title or a the console version, it's going to get ripped a new one. Clearly, CLEARLY this title is aimed at a younger audience and features a very reasonable price to boot, yet it wasn't deep enough or worth the valuable time of the GS reviewer who must be (apparently) making a grand an hour if this game wasn't worth his efforts or a good score.

    The game features great graphics, zero bugs, tons of unlocks, lots of on-screen action, a variety of settings, solid sound design, and excellently captures the toy series it's based off of. Does the fact that it's easier (since it IS aimed at the younger audience) and some repetition equate to a full 48% off the score? Makes you wonder about the rest of their reviews, doesn't it? Hmm...
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