There's little cover to be had in the middle of a dance floor, but in the streets, Jack can crouch down behind cars and walls to escape the barrage of bullets from his enemies. When the action heats up, Jack can execute a stylish, Matrix bullet-time dive to stay one step ahead of the bad guys. If you find yourself in a situation where you are outnumbered four to one, no problem, merely grab one of your foes and use him as a human shield while blasting away at the other three. Dead to Rights is an action shooter game that plays in the 3rd person perspective. Owing more to gangster films than any other video game before it, Dead to Rights takes its influences from a broad selection of classic-crime cinema. You have your pick of the latest firearms to dish out justice ranging from your standard. The voice acting is equally well done and just adds to an already good game.
Sure, its not terribly original, but it gives Jack an edge over his myriad foes. Yes, Jack can fire any weapon he picks up, but he also has other ways of disarming the goons he meets, like breaking necks, snapping spines, kicking a guy into the air, then filling him with lead. From a stripper's dance to a slow-motion dive, the characters move and react very realistically. You play as Jack Slate, a streetwise cop serving in the K-9 unit of Grant City. Dead to Rights is all about violence as poetry and brutality as choreography. You can even have Shadow take them out dog style and retrieve their firearm! Shadow is the other secret weapon at Jacks disposal.
Or when youre forced to engage in shallow hand-to-hand combat for no good reason other than to mix it up. The game is presented in a third-person perspective with mechanics common to many console action titles. The motion capture bears to be mentioned too, as it's very smooth and lifelike. As Jack Slate super cop you will adventure through 15 different scenarios that will have you dodging bullets ala the Matrix , using your enemies as a human shield and playing one of the many mini-games that the game requires you to complete. And even though the game has good length to it, many of the levels are re-used several times in the game.
The somewhat hackneyed storyline of a renegade cop avenging the death of his father is nevertheless proficiently delivered with great voice acting and an eye for the common themes of Hong Kong action cinema. Melee combat plays out like a standard fighting game with leg swipes, kicks, punches, pistol-whips, disarm moves and combination moves. The developers also spiced up the proceedings by adding a wide variety of other game-play styles. Youll punch, kick and throw your way through Bouncer-style brawler bits, snipe enemies from a helicopter, arm wrestle, hold your breath underwater and simulate sexual acts with a pole, just to name a few. Each has a distinct flavor, and tactics can change depending on the setting. The bottom line is that the plot is engaging and well crafted as it unravels the storyline slowly over the course of the game with several good twists. Graphically, the game could be a little sharper.
You get to do that in this game. Unlike Grand Theft Auto's car-heavy focus or Max Payne's one-note gameplay, Dead to Rights puts the emphasis on heavy arms and hand-to-hand combat. Its not an arcade port and it wasnt even developed in Japan. Dead To Rights is a fun action game, but at its heart, it still feels like a year-old console title. More mini-games will have you lifting weights, punching a punching bag, and arm wrestling to progress in the game. However, Dead to Rights introduces a style of gameplay more familiar to those who have played. Dead to Rights features one of the most fun control schemes I have ever had the pleasure to enjoy.
One minute you are mowing down thugs ala Max Payne, the next you are grinding it out on stage as a stripper, followed by a host of other mini-games that go a long way toward breaking up the game play. For those of you who played the game , Dead to Rights is going to feel very familiar in some ways. It sounds intimidating, but these disarm moves can be done with the simple press of a button. After all, it's not every game that lets you deal out deadly dirt naps with such impunity. The controls are fully mappable, so first-person shooter fans should be able to get Slate moving the way they want to with little difficulty.
The hand-to-hand combat appears in certain areas and plays like Tekken Force mode from Namco's own punch, kick, throw many, many guys. Instead, you play a lame, dumbed-down brawler that boils down to just mashing on punch over and over. True to its cinematic inspirations, the levels in Dead To Rights are varied and well-constructed. In the tradition of Max Payne and Syphon Filter comes Dead to Rights, a story-driven third-person shooter divided into chapters rather than levels. But following the short opening youre thrust into a silly stripping mini-game with abysmal, simplistic control.
While Dead to Rights isn't perfect, it does have superior game play with a ton of variety to it and is extremely enjoyable. People who downloaded Dead to Rights have also downloaded: , , , , , , , ©2019 San Pedro Software Inc. Tracking down the murderer puts you on the trail of a conspiracy that threatens Grant City itself. One mouse button locks your guns onto an opponent and the other lets you blast away. A plot-driven noir defined as a crime fiction featuring hard-boiled cynical characters and bleak, sleazy settings , Dead to Rights tells the tale of Jack Slate, a police officer working the streets of Grant City. On the other hand, the mini-games that occur throughout the game can bog down the gameplay as the best parts of the game involve the shooting and action.
Every setting is unique and entertaining, with no numbing, repetitious architecture seen in some other titles. Plenty of minigames promise to spice things up as well like weightlifting and arm wrestling when you get thrown in jail. Subsequently, he is tried and found guilty, with a sentence of death by electric chair. At times I struggled with the camera control and occasionally Jack would get stuck on objects. While the action is played from a third-person perspective, Slate can switch to a first-person viewpoint at any time to target specific areas, such as headshots or other vulnerable body parts. However, if you've finished Max Payne 2 and need a few more rounds of exciting third-person action, chances are you'll enjoy it as much as I did. Especially fun is using your opponents as a human shield, which is required for survival in some of the larger fights.
. Why learn the subtleties of the fighting controls when the most effective attack is punch, punch, punch? You get a taste of the gunplay in the brief introductory level. Other than the decent voice work, the game's audio is just middle of the road. Fortunately Shadow is actually pretty handy for disarming bad guys and his scenarios don't occur often enough for them to be overly distracting. How long you hold it down for and from what direction you attack your target dictates which animation you'll experience. But its an ultimately unbalanced hodgepodge of well-intentioned game ideas. Fear not for our hero! Enemies react differently depending on where they are hit, so a shot in the leg may not be enough to stop them from attacking.