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Always weary when video games are made of movies, usually they are rushed to coincide with either the Cinematic release or the DVD release, because of this the games have a tendency to fall flat and never really live up to the quality of the film. This is different however as Reservoir Dogs was released nearly 15 years ago and the DVD has been out for ages. Would this make a difference? The answer yes...kind of.
The game play is ok, just your usual third eye shooter , the violence is good and borrows from the movie so no complaints there.
As for a story, well I guess it follows the plot of the film but it does so in a non chronological way , although it's a little bit confusing it does give you the chance to play as all the characters in the movie.
The sound is pretty good however the only voice that matches that of the real movie is Mr Blonde, the rest are just random voice-overs that don't really sound anything like who they are supposed to be. The soundtrack is ok though music wise and the guns sound good.
One issue many will have with it is that it's a pretty short game, don't get me wrong the movie was kinda short too but you'd expect more from a game, you could probably complete this in around 4 hours without really trying.
For me it's a good game , presented pretty well and plays ok. If you're a fan of the movie then have a look at it but I think I'd recommend renting it instead of buying it because you could probably complete it with a rental and theres not much to make you come back and play it through again.
Reservoir Dogs is a bloody, enthusiastic and great game. Staying true to film and finding out where Mr. Pink hid the diamonds, Where Mr. Blonde put the cop, what to Mr. Blue and Brown and where did Nice Guy Eddie Put the getaway cars.
The graphics weren't very surprising. The graphics were in a GTA style(in other words rubbish). The graphics weren't very sharp and they didn't catch your attension. Also on the topic of graphics the characters didn't look the same as the movie. It would have been better if it actually looked like the real people.
It would have been better if they did the original voices. The only original voice used was Mr. Blonde's(Michael
The special moves are a great part of the game as your playing. The most talked about one is Mr. Blonde's. If you have seen the film, Mr. Blonde cuts a cops ear and that was a great use of gore in the game and movie.
The use of gore was a thing that struck me. The use of gore was the best bit in the game, especially when you do the rage mode. When in rage mode you can slow the motion down so that when a bullet is coming you can see and then you've got the opportunity to move out of the bullets path.
I hope that you try out the game and have as much fun on it as I did.
Edios (makers of Tomb Raider and Hitman) and Violate Games present...RESERVOIR DOGS! This is Violate Games first videogame as they teamed up with the makers of Hitman and Tomb Raider, Edios. They did the right thing teaming up with Eidos as this game is very good and superbly represents the film. Before I start I would like to warn you that this game is rated 18+. It's very gory and uses pretty much every swear word in the swearing dictionary. This game is a controversial as the film was when it was realeased back in 1992. If you can't handle blood and cursing then don't buy this game and stop reading this review as you won't cope with this game. But if you are mature enough then carry on reading as I review Reservoir Dogs The Videogame.
The story is the same as the film. A gang of six thugs are brought together to carry out an armed robbery on a diamond store-The Perfect Crime. Their identities are closely guarded behind colored codenames (Mr. Blonde, Mr. White, Mr. Pink, etc.) but the plan starts to fall apart when the alarm is tripped and the cops show up within moments. Four of the robbers manage to make it back to their warehouse but it is quickly apparent that one of them is an undercover police officer but which one? The story is quite short, spanning over 16 chapters all during the film each lasting at least 30 minutes. The Storymode should last at least 8 hours non-stop. You start the story as Mr Orange is being trained by the gang and this level teaches you all the basics on how to play. Then you start to play along the story of the film. As you play chapter you change characters. The game actually fills in some questions like what happened to Mr Blue and Brown, where did Mr Pink hide the dimonds and what actually happened during the heist to make it all go wrong? This is good news for people who watched the film and were left with questions but if you've never seen the film you won't be bothered by that.
The Storymode is split into to types of gameplay. One type is standard 3rd Person shooting and the other is Driving. Both Portions of the gameplay are balanced equally so that one mode isn't better than the other. The shooting portion is fairly simple. You have a starting objective to complete. Then once you've completed that objective you move to a new one. Once you've completed every objective a cutscene is played and it will tell you your stats on this current mission. The Driving Portion is pretty much the same as the shooting portion except there's a car and only one objective. You have to drive to a marker then the mission is over. You'll be chased buy cops who are trying to arrest you. These missions are as good as the shooting missions and will still involve guns as you can shoot while driving. While playing missions you can collect blueprints. There are six in each shooting level. But you won't really have time to do this as you will proberly be distracted and only find them by coinsidence. But once you've completed the storymode once this is the only thing you can really do.
The controls are a bit confusing. You will be taught how to use them in the first mission but you'll proberly forget how to use them as you have to remeber quite a few controls for both modes of gameplay. You have your standard shooting and driving controls but you have to remember other controls as well. But don't be put off by controls as you would miss out on a great game if you didn't buy this because of the controls. The graphics are very solid. All the character models are sharp and the car models are as good as well. All the enviroments look very detailed. You will be playiing in the same setting as the films was. Perhaps this game would of been even better if you could explore the whole of this city like 'The Warriors' did but this is still great to play.
There are two types of ways to act in Reservoir Dogs...
PROFESIONAL-You mainly take hostages and don't harshly kill anyone.
PYSCHO-You kill anyone and anything that gets in your way and don't give a damn about it.
Depending on how you act determines the outcome of the ending and find out what happens to Mr Pink. This answers more questions and will make more people want to buy this, especially hungry Reservoir Dogs fans.
Unfortunetly only Mr Blonde's original voice was used in the game which is quite a dissapointment because if everyones voice's were used because it sounds strange that Mr Blonde's voice is the same but everyone else from the film sounds different. The soundtrack from the original film was used and sounds great. It's only used when you are playing the driving chapters but it's still a great use of the soundtrack and really suits the game. The songs include Little Green Bag, Stuck in the Middle with You and more. you won't be put off by the soundtrack.
You have an adrenaline bar. Once this is full you can do a number of moves including Bullet Festival. This is basically when time freezes and you can shoot your gun and not be hurt. Then once the metre runs out all the bullets hit the opponents and may kill them without you being harmed. This move feels like it's been taken out of a Matrix film and is really easy to acess. You can take hostages which is a really cool feature. Basically you can walk up to anyone and press circle to grab their shoulder and take them hostage. This helps you do certain things like Make the police stand down and Make the hostage open coded doors. If you really want to scare thje police you can use your adrenaline bar to kill the hostage using a special move. Each playable character has their own special move including Chopping off their ear, Hitting them with your gun lots of time or shove a cigarette in their eye. These are cool but you can't actually see the killing which is a bit annoying as this is rated 18+ so you should be able to see the killing but oh well.
There is a bit of replay value. You can try to unlock all the endings, try to unlock all the concept are and try to collect all the blueprints. Though you proberly won't try to do that as you can only play in the same levels. Overall this is one of the better movie tie-ins. It's solid graphics, lenghty storymode, answering questions left from the film and making both game types equally good make this a great representitive of one of the most controversial films of all times. If you like teh film of Reservoir Dogs then you must own this game and even if you haven't watched the film you'll like this game as well but if you haven't watched the film you won't get as much of a kick as you would if you've watched the film.
In 1992 an unknown director released a film about five total strangers, teaming up to commit the perfect crime. The heist went wrong, people were killed and they smelt a rat. Staying true to the film's chronology, this intense third-person shooter follows the progress and planning of that famed diamond heist - filling in some of the blanks left in the film. What happened to Mr Blue and Mr Brown? Where did Mr Pink hide the diamonds? And, what actually happened in the heist? At last, these questions and more will be answered.