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The King of Monsters has crashed on to the PS4 and PS3 with Godzilla, but will the king claim is rightful throne or will he submerge with his fellow Kaiju beneath the seas?
One of these days, I imagine some developer will take a decent whack at this IP. Maybe Rocksteady can take a break from Batman and give this Japanese icon the attention and care he deserves. In theory, a talented team could make a fantastic game because all the necessary elements are there; don't even bother with a story (which is just awful in this game, by the way), just give us some quality gameplay.
Despite any shortcomings it may have, Godzilla is a fantastically fun game for anyone who just wants to play as a radioactive monster causing havoc while fighting off humans and other creatures. The overall presentation is very cinematic and really recreates the feeling that long-time series fans will be looking for, making it well worth a go - but some people may want to wait for a price drop first.
Godzilla should be fertile material for a fun game, but the slow pacing and shallow controls hold it back, creating a repetitive experience that misses too many opportunities for me to recommend it to anyone but the most hardcore of Godzilla fans.
There is only so far you can take a game titled Godzilla. After the fun of smashing up buildings and flinging helicopters soon wears off, you begin to find yourself with a mediocre title that becomes repetitive at best. That said, for gamers with those requirements and a love for Godzilla, you should definitely try out this year's entry. Just not yet.
For a game about big things, it's kinda short. Great classic action, lots to do, but not much of it.
It is fun to see the iconic king back in the silver screen to mess around with but if more work was put into this games controls, movement and etc, it would have been the game fitting of a king. Godzilla: The Game gets a 4/10. Maybe next time they will get it right before a kaiju war breaks out.
This game feels like something that would interest the two New Zealanders who watch Grown Ups 2 every week and talk about it on their podcast, Worst Idea Of All Time. Because unabashed masochism is the only discernible justification for putting any time into Godzilla.
It's ugly by today's standards, too slow and un-engaging, and simply too damn repetitive to enjoy. Unless you've grown up on Godzilla movies and are fueled by intense nostalgia, this is probably not a game for you.
Dated and out-of-place