Men In Black Alien Escape Review

Men in Black II: Alien Escape Review
Men in Black II: Alien Escape Review On PS2

OK, the plot is as follows, an alien prison ship has crashed down to earth and all the aliens have escaped.

Agents J and K have the task of chasing down the group of alien scum. So there you go that is as complicated as the plot gets, but the main thing is that you get to blast loads of aliens throughout the game which makes for plenty of non-stop action. You have the choice at the beginning of the game to choose between agent J or K, the difference being a slightly different arsenal. Once you have made your choice the game itself is a very easy to pick up third person shooter. You have basic controls that let you move around and roll out of the way of oncoming fire plus a strafe left and right. Both agents have three weapons each which may be powered up by collecting power ups. If you take any hits your health meter will drop and so will you weapons power.

Men in Back II does one thing very well, it throws loads of enemies at you constantly. Men in Black II is a constant fire fight with a good fast pace, you will be confined to one area until all the aliens are shot dead, then a door will open or something will blow up giving you access to the next area. That is about it, apart from the odd level that deviates from the formula by sending you in a search of a switch or some other device, which will open a door to let you through to yet another area of serious alien blasting.

The sound is pretty good, musically the game features techno/dance music which seems to fit the game fairly well. The voices used in the game are not those of the actors Tommy Lee Jones or Will Smith, although the developers have done quite a good job at recreating them. At the end of the day they don't really sound like the stars of the movie.

Graphically the characters look roughly the same as those in the film, but it is the same story as the voiceovers really, they are not identical but they are close enough to pass. The aliens look pretty good but there are not enough different types of alien in each level, so the action tends to get pretty repetitive.

Men in Black II; is a good game but it is prevented from being a great game by its length and repetitiveness. The story mode consists of 5 missions that can be completed in about 30 minutes each. The boss and training modes that are un-lockable don't really provide any more thrills, but it is fun while it lasts.

7 out of 10

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