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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond (PS3)

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond (PS3)
alaScore 79

16 reviews

Nov, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 16 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions are divided on the gameplay, whereas many are negative about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other PlayStation 3 Games (PS3) the Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond (PS3) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 79/100 = Good quality.

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

 

Matt Hazard, the fictional video game icon, is fast becoming a non-fictional?fictional?video game hero. Blood Bath and Beyond marks Hazard's second real video game outing. His debut in Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard was less than dazzling. Funny?...

With Blood Bath and Beyond, Vicious Cycle Software has struck a balance between humor and gameplay that was sorely lacking from Hazard's previous outing. Sure, the game can be quite frustrating at times (then again, Contra was too) and the co-op...

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

 

One giant leap for Matt-kind. I was a huge advocate of Eat Lead when it was released last year, and when I reviewed it post-release I felt a little disappointed...

Great level design ; Hilarious one-liners ; Local co-op

No online co-op ; Kind of pricey ; Not a lot of extras

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

 

Two dimensions, only one joke

Old-school shooting and jumping ; Some decent bosses ; Get to run through Rapture

It's not clever or funny ; Running and gunning is miserably unambitious ; Mostly copies other games

A greater problem is that the run-and-gun shooting, while pleasant enough, is miserably unambitious. There isn’t much here that Contra or Metal Slug haven't been doing and perfecting for years, aside from a few decent bosses.

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond Review

 

You know how the Wayans brothers make movies that poke fun at other popular films? Well, developer Vicious Cycle and D3 Publisher have put together a game that does the same for games. In a side-scrolling format similar to last year's Shadow Complex...

So, what about the future of the Matt Hazard "franchise"? The first game in the series went largely unnoticed and forgotten, and for good reason: it was just short of horrible. This one fares better, but the developers are too far away from realizing...

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

 

This satirical shooter is fun, but it never takes advantage of the potential of its parodies.

Cooperative play is a good time ; Higher difficulties offer plenty of challenge

Parodies are uninspired ; Less than two hours long ; 15 is way too expensive ; Co-op play is offline only

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

 

Retro is in. Just ask the developers behind the upcoming Mega Man 10, which revels in its 8-bit nostalgic appeal, or Shadow Complex which mixes old school gameplay with cutting edge visuals. Seeing as how everything old is new again - Matt Hazard's...

Let's be honest here, old school games and codes are synonymous with each other - so why doesn't Matt Hazard come with a single cheat? Sure, there's the achievements and trophies you'll be able to unlock throughout gameplay, but why not unlimited ammo,...

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond

 

This satirical shooter is fun, but it never takes advantage of the potential of its parodies.

Cooperative play is a good time ; Higher difficulties offer plenty of challenge

Parodies are uninspired ; Less than two hours long ; 15 is way too expensive ; Co-op play is offline only

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond- PS3

 

The run-and-gun shooting, while pleasant enough, is miserably unambitious. There isn't much here that Contra or Metal Slug haven't been doing and perfecting for years, aside from a few decent bosses.

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond- PS3

 

Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond's short length and lack of online co-op are only amplified by its price tag. If you can look past that, though, you'll find a title that combines gaming humor and modern looks and sound with classic gameplay from the...

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Matt Hazard: Blood Bath and Beyond- PS3

 

XBLA and PSN are probably the right place for Matt Hazard to be, but with this entry clocking in at $15, it's hard to recommend it for all of its missed opportunities and ho-hum action.

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