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Old 11-22-05, 05:35 PM   #1
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Peter Jackson's King Kong...anyone play it yet?

I am wondering if this is worth a purchase for the GC. Anyone actually play the final console build and can post some detailed thoughts?

Wondering about length, fun factor, replayability, etc...

Thanks in advance.
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Old 11-23-05, 11:03 AM   #2
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Scott,

I have played for about an hour on the 360 version. I am really enjoying it. Great graphics, very immersive gameplay. I don't want to give any spoilers, but there are some good surprises, and very tense moments. Playing it on a large widescreen TV without any HUD is really cool. Even though you don't have an ammo gauge, you can hit a button and your character will say something like "Only 2 clips left". I just made it to a point where I am chasing Kong. I can't wait to get home and play some more.

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Old 11-23-05, 11:07 AM   #3
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Sorry I just re-read your original questions and I didn't really answer any of them. The length I couldn't tell you just yet. I rented it for 5 days and I fully expect to beat it in that amount of time. Fun factor I mentioned it is very fun. Replayability is questionable, it plays out like a movie with very linear paths. I would probably replay it once just because it looks so good.

I am happy with it as a rental, and I will probably buy it when it is half price.
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Old 11-23-05, 11:11 AM   #4
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Played it and finished it in 1 day, it was fun. I'm sure it looks great on the 360. Some fun elements.
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I read that it isn't long enough, but what you do get is utterly fantastic.
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Old 11-23-05, 11:54 AM   #6
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Quote:
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Played it and finished it in 1 day, it was fun. I'm sure it looks great on the 360. Some fun elements.
so is it worth a full price purchase? would you play it again and then again later?
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Sorry I just re-read your original questions and I didn't really answer any of them. The length I couldn't tell you just yet. I rented it for 5 days and I fully expect to beat it in that amount of time. Fun factor I mentioned it is very fun. Replayability is questionable, it plays out like a movie with very linear paths. I would probably replay it once just because it looks so good.

I am happy with it as a rental, and I will probably buy it when it is half price.
great mini review thanks! i am just so torn right now...
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Old 11-23-05, 12:33 PM   #8
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Rent it!
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Old 11-23-05, 12:39 PM   #9
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The reviews I've read didn't make it sound like it has much replay value, so I'd say it's probably best as a rental or waiting to purchase at under $20.
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Old 11-23-05, 03:28 PM   #10
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Did blockbuster jack up rentals for 360 games? I heard they did up here in Canada, haven't checked myself yet though.
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