50 Cent: Bulletproof G-Unit Edition

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50 Cent: Bulletproof G-Unit Edition
Game: 50 Cent: Bulletproof G-Unit Edition
Platform: PSP
Studio: Vivendi
Rating: 4/10

GAME DESCRIPTION: In 50 Cent: Bulletproof, 50 gets caught in a web of corruption, double-crosses and shady deals that lead him on a bloody path through New York’s drug underworld. Working with unlikely of allies, the streets heat up as 50 takes on the most dangerous crime families in the city. Uncover an international conspiracy with devastating implications. The streets are watching as 50 Cent blasts his way to the truth. Hang out in your crib and listen to 50 music and/or watch videos.

* Fight powerful gangs and crime syndicates in this gritty urban-action game
* Epic crime story told over 10 brutal chapters with over 35 levels
* Takedown enemies using more than 25 dramatic counter-kill moves
* Clip up with massive stash of weapons; beat valuable info out of enemies
* Collection of 50 Cent and G-Unit music and videos; create custom play lists

PLAY: 50 Cent: Bulletproof gets a rebirth on the PSP. The camera has been changed with a bird’s eye view of the action. That bird’s eye view is a real nuisance to adjust as the camera finds it difficult to always frame the action correctly. This is just the beginning to the mess.

50 Cent is portrayed as an even larger-than-life muscle-bound monster with guns that drops bombs on everyone. And as exciting as it may be to run around with 50 Cent in a game that is completely wimpy, it’s quite ironic that tough guy ends up in a game that lacks guts. Most of the issues come with the poorly crafted bad guys. The tone of Bulletproof is all wrong. 50 Cent is our character and yet how are you supposed to care if he lives or dies? It’s a game about running amuck.

The controls don’t make up for it either. There is a button to shoot and that is really all you need to know. Push, walk, mash, mash, mash. Get the drift?

GRAPHICS: The game design and environments aren’t great, but the animations are pretty good.

SOUND: The sound effects aren’t bad. Of course the soundtrack is top-notch if you are a fan of 50 Cent. And if you aren’t a fan of 50 why would you be playing anyway?

FRANKLY: 50 Cent runs amuck for a few hours and then its over. Then what? 50 Cent gets to promote himself and G-Unit. This game is a great commercial for the product—but not a great game to play.

+ Richie Wright

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