Average User Score: 7.2Sep 14, 2013This game does exactly what it aimed to do: Recreate a classic game with a more modern look and make it feel a bit like an episode of the TVThis game does exactly what it aimed to do: Recreate a classic game with a more modern look and make it feel a bit like an episode of the TV show. It does that well, with great remixes of the original music, most of the original voice actors from the show making the cutscenes worth watching, and an odd but effective art style combining visuals like the TV show with 3Dish elements.
To those complaining about haivng lives or losing progress: All old games were like this. This is a remake of an old game. Having no lives etc. takes away the sense of accomplisment in my opinion. If having lives bothers you, then you can play on Easy mode which has unlimited lives. Only Extreme mode, which you have to beat the game on Hard to access, has limited lives with no saving progress. That's why it's called "Extreme." You know what you're getting into when you pick that. You are warned ahead of time that this will be the case.
The lower and negative reviews on this game are mostly excessive nitpicking. I enjoyed the game the whole way through, and the gallery with animation cells from the TV show and all the original music was a nice reward for the effort.. To those who gave this a 5/50 or below: do you have any fun playing any video games? People are expecting a remake of a classic to be more than what it's being billed as, I guess that's what set them up for disappointment. The problem is, it wasn't trying to be anything other than it said it was going to be.
If you like classic, side-scrolling action, than this is definitely a game worth playing. Not real long, but a decent challenge level and simply fun to play. Having lives and risk of failiure just makes it more satisfying when you win.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.8Aug 27, 2013All the zeroes you see in the user reviews are just people upset that they can't log in. Ignore them and look at the many glowing reviewsAll the zeroes you see in the user reviews are just people upset that they can't log in. Ignore them and look at the many glowing reviews about the actual content of the game. FFXIV:ARR takes the things I liked about several past MMORPGs and mixes them together into a cohesive experience with a great world, compelling main story reminiscent of your favorite single player JRPGs, A huge variety of content even at launch.
Considering the login issues and such were caused by the massive number of people trying to play this game, I'd say that's a testament to the game's success. Square Enix has successfully turned a bomb of a game into a blast.… Expand