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Due to tedious gameplay and lackluster visuals, Godzilla fails to live up to his title of King of the Monsters.
It gives me absolutely no pleasure to report any of this. Sitting at my PC, wearing a Godzilla t-shirt and surrounded by plastic models of the series' wonderful menagerie, I wanted so desperately for this to be the game to truly realise the character's potential in gaming. I wanted Crackdown with kaiju. Instead, I got...this. The only thing being crushed here is the dreams of every monster movie fan who ever picked up a joypad.
You would think a game in which you can pimp-slap a moth as a 40ft-tall garbage monster couldn't possibly be that bad. You would, however, be wrong.
More Godzooky than Godzilla, this is not only a terrible game but a technically inept one – that can't even make stepping on tanks seem like fun.
A great idea on paper, but Natsume Atari didn't deliver the gameplay depth to back it up
Godzilla is a boring, badly-balanced game that asks you to pay a lot of money for too little content.
The worst part about my experience with Godzilla is the fact that it didn't provide laughs or enjoyment because of its poor quality. Instead, I just sat there bored for much of the time as I endlessly destroyed cities and fought other monsters in terribly unbalanced fights.
The only other bright spot is the Kaiju Guide, a collection detailing the playable creatures as well as quite a few not featured. I adored seeing old stills from the films and, sure, there is a certain appeal to playing as a bunch of these guys. But the feeling fades before long. A love of the movies can only get you so far when the experience is this frustrating and hollow. What a letdown.
Despite the huge flaws, there's still something that kept drawing me back to play a bit more, to destroy a few buildings or beat one more Kaiju. It's not smart or clever, nor remotely modern, and it's mostly repetitive and dull. But it's Godzilla – a giant nuclear accident that is as likely to destroy you as protect you. After 60 years, there's still some part that's inherently enjoyable about that and it has found its way into this game. That or I have radiation sickness.
Godzilla puts you into the destructive feet of the King of Monsters. Unfortunately, being the king is kind of boring.