Frozen Codebase's Kick-Ass already has two things working against it. One, it's a movie tie in videogame. On top of that, it's not even a full retail title, instead a game in the PlayStation Network digital download space, where smaller games are often looked at as being of dubious quality.
But the film opened to great reviews from fans of action flicks, many of them gamers themselves. So in name alone, Kick-Ass had already caught the attention of its target audience. But does the game live up to the movie's hype? Can it take the action role-playing beat 'em up formula and make it interesting as a downloadable title?
Hit the jump for the full review.
Kick-Ass (PlayStation Network)
As far as brawler role-playing games go, Kick-Ass is about as no-frills as a title can get. While a solid gameplay foundation can often be a game's biggest strengths -- leaning on tried-and-true mechanics to support support it, despite its repetitive nature -- Kick-Ass doesn't even manage that.
Score: 3 -- Poor (3s went wrong somewhere along the line. The original idea might have promise, but in practice the game has failed. Threatens to be interesting sometimes, but rarely.)
For more Kick-Ass, check out the first ten minute of the game in our video Ten Minute Taste.
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