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No longer human...
No longer alive...
The ultimate force against evil.

Spawn: Armaggedon
for Gamecube
By Mario Johnson
 
 
 
Overview
The thrid console game featuring Spawn, and the first for Gamecube.  The game is based on the storyline from the first 99 Spawn comic books.  But the main deal is that its Spawn, its a video game, and its on Gamecube.  So enough history, lets get on with this review!
 
Graphics (8 out of 10)
The first thing that stands out from this game are the superb graphics.  Not perfect, but still awesome.  As with every video game out there, the minute details are overlooked.  Such things as Spawn's cape unfolding, his chains, and the bullet holes.  But overall, the game looks great.  The story starts and ends with beautiful CG movies to set up the story which really stand above all else.
 
Sound (9 out of 10)
The music really gets you in the mood of the game.  From level to level, exploring or fighting, the music really stands out.  The game even features a song by Marilyn Manson which was used as the fight music for the majority of the game.  The sounds of gunshots, torn torsoes, and even Spawn's chains are perfect.
 
Gameplay (10 out of 10)
The game plays really easy and fun.  There really arent very difficult controls to master, and the ease and action from slaughtering enemies adds to the gameplay score, along with the easy control style.  The only difficult thing might be switching hell powers or weapons, but who would want more than Spawn's super speed, axe, and machine guns?
 
Difficulty (9 out of 10)
The difficulty is well adjusted from difficulty level to difficulty level.  The levels gradually get harder with stronger enemies and bosses, but as the game progresses, you gain more health and hell power, along with more weapons to aid you in your slaughter of demons and angels alike.
 
Playtime (6 out of 10)
Rent this game, dont buy.  You could play through any difficulty level in a weekend without trouble.  The levels are just the right length, but the game still wont take you very long unless you plan to collect all the comics and extras.
 
Replaly value (1 out of 10)
The only thing left after beating the game once is to collect the remaining comic covers and art concept pictures, which isnt all that fun.  A total lack of multiplayer also kills the replay value of this game.
 
Story Concept (10 out of 10)
Beautiful.  For the first time, angels are no longer depicted as saviors and good guys.  The war between heaven and hell is one of the greatest concepts i've ever seen.  Just perfect.
 
Story Presentaion (10 out of 10)
Suspense, drama, and action.  The story presents them all.  The story is presented with first class action and gameplay.  And how the plot is slowly revealed is incredible.
 
Acting (9 out of 10)
Violator and Spawn's voice actors do anime quality voice acting in this game.  The same goes for the rest of the cast.  Spawn in particular does the most work, what with the evil laughs when you disembowel an opponent with your chains, or the battle cries from hacking an enemy apart with your axe are done perfectly.
 
Ending (5 out of 10)
I divide the ending into two parts.  One part is good in that Spawn saves the day, and the other sucks that Spawn is trapped as Spawn.  You'd think after saving the earth and hell from destruction, Spawn would get back his soul, but no.
 
Overall (8 out of 10)
Overall a really great game.  Great for a weekend's rental, bad for long term plalying.  Great story, great acting, perfect gameplay.

"That's right violator, you're my bitch!"
-Spawn