a Matrix, always a Matrix
There are certain points in the game where you could almost
swear the music was based off of that popular 'The Matrix' rock
beat. Not that it's a bad thing, the action in the matrix could
easily be contrast against that of MDK2 and indeed the music
does fit quite well. Then there's the sound effects, strong
and of extremely high quality but with a serious lack of 3Dsound
is supported, but for some reason kept disabling itself and
there is no native A3D or EAX to be had. The sound is one area
that really gives you a sense of being; each one fits the character
and weaponry in the game perfectly. Ambient noise is cleverly
devised and the whole universe simply comes alive to your ears.
MDK2 is a gorgeous looking game with top quality music, sound
and graphics, however the gameplay has faults. The scientist
character is just plain silly and the in-game jokes and cut-scenes
are childish or completely unfunny. The atmosphere may exist,
but those that played the old MDK may not find themselves familiarising
with the new.
basically MDK with better graphics and sound, yet poorer presentation
(aimed at children more than adults) and 'done' play styles.
That said and the game itself is still fun and original for
those that didn't play the first incarnation, however those
that did could get bored around half way through.
good sequel, but one that fails to make the best use of modern
hardware and seems aimed firmly at children, still fun tough,
just not GREAT FUN. Oh and which idiot decided multiplayer was
a bad idea for this game!? Huh?
Mark 'KILLZAT' Jackson
- 8 Sound - 8 Gameplay
- 7 Originality - 7
Overall - 7.5 (75%)