STAFF REVIEW of Great Escape, The (Xbox)


Sunday, August 17, 2003.
by Tony Ingrassia

Great Escape, The Box art The Great Escape is based on the classic 70's movie of the same name. During the war the Nazi's decided the best way to cut down on escape attempts was to transfer all these "Bad Apples" to one camp, the camp that they claimed could hold anyone. In doing so the nazi' brought together a group of POW's with only one mission in life...to escape at any cost. A combination of stealth, and cunning will be needed to make this esacpe come true. SCi delivers some accurate representations of the era, and even an unbelievable "resurection" of our main charecter Steve McQueen, but doesn't really do the movie justice...but how about the game itself?


TGE is simple enough to pick up and play without to much explination. The game is set up in various missions using variouse modes of play. The beggining is slow starting with mostly "Obtaining" objects and bringing them to designated charecters. SCi utilizes a sweet "Peek around the corner" move to help you navigate around. The game picks up a little speed as your able to comandere vehicles and weapons in certain missions. The controls are laid out pretty well except the inventory is a little difficult to hit on the fly. You are able to "Throw down" with the guards, but your fighting system is relegated to one punch that seems to stun your victim temporarily. Unfortunatly TGE offers little else in the "New" and or "Different" department, and lands somewhere in between Prisoner of War and Metal of Honor. The later being a much more enjoyable war period experiance IMO. The game is worth a looksy over a weekend, the movie on the other hand is "Highly" recomended.


Visually TGE is nothing spectacular, although very accurate in recreating some of the aircrafts, vehicles, and landscapes. Charecters are average at best, with the exception of Steve McQueen, which again, is an uncanny likeness. Explosions and other ambient effects are ok and lend to the experience of the game.


Besides the inclusion of the original score from the movie, TGE offers very little in the audio dept. Ambient sounds are minimal, and the "effects" are very basic. The dialogue is very repetative and lacklustre. All in all the sounds of TGE lend very little to the game experience.


Suggestions:
The Great Escape game had a hard time recreating what made the movie so great. Although my guess is not many gamers are going to be familiar with the movie, it should have been a better representation. Which I think would have made the game more enjoyable.


Overall: 7.0 / 10
Gameplay: 6.0 / 10
Visuals: 6.0 / 10
Sound: 5.0 / 10

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