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[W]hile Godzilla might be an average game in many ways, it's also a very faithful Godzilla experience, and one that fans and will treasure having in their collection.
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.
For a game about big things, it's kinda short. Great classic action, lots to do, but not much of it.
Godzilla is not a terrible game, but it's just not a lot of fun. The repetition sets in very early and it becomes a chore to play for all but the most diehard of fans.
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.
This is a Godzilla game that's struggled to evolve beyond the basics of what's expected of it – it's the iconic roar without any of the menace to back it up.
While Godzilla and the other monsters' designs were fairly solid, everything else in the game looks poorly done, and it's not just because the game adheres to a 60-year-old monster movie motif.
The game is littered with fan service and was clearly made by people who love the property. In a way, that's what makes it so frustrating.
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.