STAFF REVIEW of State of Emergency (Xbox)


Monday, November 3, 2003.
by Yellowlab

State of Emergency Box art State of Emergency is a good game when considering its bargain basement price (around $20). Basically you run around different settings such as a mall or downtown area and take on various missions, such as kicking somebody's butt or taking down corparate goons. On the good side, it's easy to pick up and play, the settings are colorful, and it can be fun running around the locales shooting and punching whatever you like. On the bad side, the missions quickly become repetitive. There's not much of a plot, so it's easy to put the game down and not return to it for a while (which is what I did - a lot). Bottom line: If your looking for a light, easy $20 game, this is it. If you're looking for an immersive journey that'll keep you on the edge of your seat then play Halo again.


Because SOE is not a complicated game, the controls are easy enough to learn. The missions basically consist of "protect (fill in the blank)" and "kill (fill in the blank)". These are repeated over and over and over. Overall, it's fun and easy, but it's just not immersive enough.


I liked the cartoony visuals. Everything is bright and colorful. Nothing looks too real, but it works for the type of game it is.


As promised in some of my earlier reviews, I will give a 5 out of 5 to any game that utilizes the custom soundtrack feature. It makes the game that much more fun to listen to your own music. The rest of the sound effects are adequate.


Suggestions:
Think of a plot. Make the gameplay a little more open ended. Use vehicles.


Overall: 7.0 / 10
Gameplay: 6.0 / 10
Visuals: 8.0 / 10
Sound: 10.0 / 10

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