Urban Chaos Riot Response
|a game by||Rocksteady Studios Ltd|
|Platforms:||XBox, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||5/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||8.7/10 - 3 votes|
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|See also:||Action Adventure Games, First Person Shooter|
Urban Chaos Riot Response is a lot to take in. Over the top violence, an indestructible shield, and a story that you don’t care for, but nevertheless it is still crazy.
This game will have you playing as Nick Mason, a T-Zero operative which is a new police force that is authorized to kill at will. You’ll be equipped with military-grade weapons to carry out your mission which will always result in big explosions and lots of blood. Throughout the story, you’ll near that several gangs have begun violent riots in the city and it’s your job to stop them and save the civilians. Not long later you’ll learn that all these gangs are being orchestrated by a large company. Not much of a spoiler since the game tells you this several times.
This game suffers from attempting to have good graphics, on machines that don’t want to run them. This game was released in 2006 for only the PS2 and the original Xbox, despite the Xbox 360 had been out for a year at this point. The graphics look dated and the game doesn’t run smoothly, along with janky animations. The game becomes very repetitive as well and the story is spoon-fed to you through live-action cut scenes which are both strange and a poor choice in design.
This is the clunkiest of all the clunky shooters from the PS2 and Xbox generation. No doubt this may be the game’s biggest problem. It makes aiming a pain in the butt, and moving makes you feel like a slower version of the original Doom. Overall the game feels pretty bad. However, they did a great job on how you select your weapons. Weapons are divided by categories and then you cycle through your weapons with ease. For example, if you press the button twice it will instantly go to the second weapon of that category, instead of having to watch each one come onto your screen and then be put away until you finally get to the weapon you want. This does help keep the game moving and keeps you from being killed while busy trying to select a weapon. That can be a common problem for older versions of 007, Medal of Honor, and Call of Duty games.
This game has a simple RPG system where you complete challenges and earn rewards, such as upgrading your damage or getting new upgrades for your guns. This will force you to use certain weapons which at times will discourage you from using a weapon better suited for your current combat situation. This can be good because it mixes things up for you, but can be bad since it’s annoying to feel the need to play the game in a less efficient or effective way. Next, the game scales the difficulty well with the upgrades you get so the game never gets too easy. When you finish the game you’ll unlock harder difficulty levels but you get to keep your upgrades, giving the game decent replayability.
This game has its issues, but if you enjoy over the top violence with lots of blood splatter and explosions, this game just might be for you. The clunky gameplay and poor graphics and animations are a hard thing to look past though. I can’t say I’d recommend this to anyone since there is an ocean of better games in the same genre. However, one thing this game does well, is that it doesn’t take itself seriously, and it lets you just have fun without caring much for a story or characters, arguably a bad thing, but it’s nevertheless more enjoyable for it. A bloody mess!
- Good weapon swap controls
- Over the top fun action
- A story that stays out of the way of fun
- Sub-par but existing Upgrade system
- Decent replayability
- Graphics & Animations
- Clunky controls
- Performance issues
- Poor story delivery
- Hard to aim