Publicada: 12 de abril
A licensed game that doesn't suck. Makes you feel like Dredd.
Story and voice acting are simple and cheesy. Music is upbeat and catchy to match the gameplay. Visually, you can tell it's old. It kind of looks like the first Halo, perhaps with slightly better textures, but the art direction helps this a great deal. It's also filled to the brim with humor and a bit of product placement.
NPC interaction is neat. You can arrest just about anyone, for obvious crimes of course, but you can also get the people who look completely innocent and see the ridiculous sentences they get for the most trivial of crimes. When taking care of violent perps, you can shoot weapons out of their hands to see how they react. It's all pushed along very well by Dredd's commentary.
Gunplay is smooth and responsive. There's a good assortment of options on top of the various firing modes of the Lawgiver pistol, but I rarely found myself using everything available, except on hard difficulty; Still, it's nice to have an option.
The game is fairly easy. Enemies do quite a bit of damage, but the game is very liberal with its checkpoint system and lets you save anywhere you wish. Levels are straightforward, often taking place in large corridors with only one way to go. The only time a challenge really pops up is when it refuses to give health and ammunition, or when you are faced with enemies who have explosive weapons. Most of the enemies are melee-based and slow enough that you can usually just run past them.
A problem I've run into is the collision detection. The hitboxes work well enough, but trying to jump might as well be a throw of the dice. Ragdolls sometimes fly all over the place, even when the enemies are killed with the smallest of weapons. NPCs and enemies can get stuck on waist-high objects,other NPCs, or thin air, and this can get very annoying when you aren't supposed to kill said character. I had to redo the hospital level because Mortis stood still and wouldn't run away after I beat him. Not even resetting the checkpoint helped.
It isn't a very long game either. Even with the above gripes included, it only took me about 4 hours to beat the game, and I was really taking my time. There are multiple difficulties, as well as a lot of extra content to unlock: "Arcade" missions, cheats, and multiplayer skins. The Arcade missions are of variable quality, but mostly feel like they only exist because the main campaign is so short. Cheats are fun to play around with, but get old fast. Multiplayer skins are next to useless because the multiplayer is dead. The game allows you to go up against bots in a multiplayer setting, but that quickly gets old as well due to their predictable behavior.
Yet, even with its problems, the game is decent fun for a cheap price. If you like FPS, if you like Judge Dredd, if you just want to live out a power fantasy of arresting everyone and blowing away hordes of the undead, this is for you, but get it on sale.