Average User Score: 5.8Jan 6, 2012The game is an MMO at heart. If you don't like MMO's you will not like Star Wars. That being said what it does, it does extremely well. The story and voice acting are tremendous, as well as the game play is awesome. If you like MMO's and you like Star Wars it's a must buy.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Apr 21, 2011WWE All Stars has the biggest potential of any game franchise I have played in a long time. The premiseis an austentatious one. Take the biggest names of wrestling passed and present, put them in an over-the-top shlauberknockle and have a great time.
That is really what this is meant to be a sit around with your friends, grab a controller and have a hilarious time. In that respect WWE All Stars is bang on.
Where the game fails is in its depth, especially when compared to its sister game Smackdown vs. Raw 2011. In a game like Smackdown, players can pursue a nearly unlimited number of tactics to confuse and defeat opponents. Whether it be a strong ground game, or sophisticated grapple style both can win making it fun and original each time you play.
WWE All Stars falls short in that there is no real ground game to speak of, only rarely does an opponent stay on the mat long enough to get a shot in, its even difficult to use some of the spectacular aerial moves that the game does so well. In short more depth and balance would have made this game a dream to play.
One thing I would like to see in any future wrestling games, is a change in countering. As of right now most wrestling games online become a giant countering fiasco, its to the point now, where there is very little actual wrestling getting done.
Lastly is the near non-existant single player campaign. Currently there are two options. First is the dream matches 10 in total, where the developers have chosen 10 dream matches they would like to see that could never happen. Though fun to play and debate about, it could have used more scripting to make the matches more original. Other than the video montages at the beginning, one could make all of these matches themselves using the exhibition mode. Next is a mode where you can pick a superstar (or in 1 case a tag team) and fight 10 matches to get to the title match. Containing only 3 cut scenes in each and there being only 3 of them doesnt not offer extensive playtime and seriously lacks depth in each match.
One thing I would really like to see next year is a famous match mode, where they take some of the most legendary matches of the last 30 years add lots of scripts and surprises to them. In short a more dynamic combat system couple with more robust single player campaign could make WWE All Stars a powerhouse franchise in the future. I don't consider a faliure but a stepping stone to what the future might bring. However, if you're looking for a game to rent for the weekend to sit around and play with friends, look no further than WWE All Stars.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.3Apr 21, 2011Mortal Kombat is a redesign of the original, taking most of the "fluff" that had been adding and throwing it in bloody meat grinder. The single player itself suffers from some serious difficulty in fights which I attribute to poor creativity in designing more difficult battles. Skill is not relevant here more an understanding of how to cheaply beat some of the more difficult battles. Lets be serious though, who buys Mortal Kombat for redundant single player fights, the real meat and 'taters comes from the multi-player.
Nothing and i mean nothing is more satisfying then knocking the pants off someone online only to finish them with a brutal and gory finisher that would put smiles on the creators of Saw. That being said the gore does not overshadow creative and intense level design, coupled with unrivaled sound design in a fighter; making Mortal Kombat one of the most visual and auditory delights on the system.… Expand