Posted on April 16, 2008, Chris XBLA Wednesday 4/16: Rocky and Bullwinkle, Plus Battlezone
What sounds like a pretty good XBLA Wednesday actually isn’t quite as impressive upon further inspection. Sure, I loved playing Battlezone on my PC all those years ago, but how well has that game really held up? Is online play and Xbox Live Vision camera support really enough to justify 400 Microsoft Points, or $5? That seems like a question worth contemplating before you eagerly head onto the Xbox Live Marketplace today.
As for Rocky and Bullwinkle, which looks really nice with its Alien Hominid style graphics, the game is just a minigame compilation. (The press release actually calls them micro-games, so are they even less substantial than minigames?) This game, too, offers Vision cam support, only in this case it uses it as a means for playing 25 of the included 100 micro-games. Hopefully it works a little better than TotemBall.
Am I being overly cynical on this week’s offerings? Maybe. But after playing a ton of PSN’s downloadable games with my new DualShock, it’s hard to thing highly of Rocky and Bullwinkle when the other hand gets Super Stardust and Pain.