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Dead to Rights

Dead to Rights by Namco Dead to Rights
by Namco

Platform: Xbox
ESRB Rating: Mature
ASIN: B0000664JE

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• Classic film noir style inspired by Hong Kong action movies and hardboiled detective novels
• More than a dozen combat moves including diving, rolling, punching, kicking, and lethally disarming enemies
• Jack's canine partner helps Jack investigate crime scenes, sniff out bombs, retrieve weapons and attack enemies
• Intense and adult experience with great depth and detail
• For one player

From the Manufacturer: One good cop. One bad situation. Meet Jack Slate. A cop on the beat in Grant city... unaware that his next call is about to change his life. What he discovers will send him on a downward spiral into a labyrinth of corruption, betrayal, and crime. A super-charged Action Noir thriller, Dead to Rights delivers what only the best action movies can: The gripping storyline, and larger-than-life action hero, and the adrenaline-charged experience. All that's missing is you!

Customer Reviews:
Horrrible controls!!!!, November 11, 2002
Reviewer: Brad from FL United States
The story line is your basic renegade cop. The graphics are good. The controls however are horrible!!! You can't control your aim, you have to pull the left trigger to automatically lock onto a target, thus if there are multiple enemies around you have to click the left trigger then fire, click the left trigger then fire,... repeatedly. It would have been a lot better to have a crosshair and move it with the right thumbstick. To me this game is unplayable. Get Max Payne instead it is the same basic plot and a great game!!!

Not even worth the rental, November 3, 2002
Reviewer: xx001a45 from Tampa, FL
Extra Extra

Corey Hart breaks out and becomes a cop with his sunglasses at night..,.,

So the folks at Namco played Max Payne and thought, we can do better, so here it is! I rented this at block buster and played it for about 4.2 minutes. The controls are too complicated for a shooter. I found myself once again putting in Halo to cleanse myself of that garbage. It makes sense that nobody has rated this game because it is so bad it doesn't merit a review. Why am I doing this you ask only to say I now have a stack of games but only Halo is worth the replay.

Only Gimmicks, October 19, 2002
Reviewer: Nate
The game is all aobut the gimmicks and that is its only star. the same is way too difficult to even try and get past the second board. i rented it for a week and played it once i also rented blinx and found it was one of the best platformers ever. don't play this game play halo or max payne. unless u r interested in gimicks

Frustration galore, October 18, 2002
Reviewer: hbj200 from New York, NY USA
Today is the 4th day I've had this game on rental from Blockbuster, and no doubt about it, it's way too frustrating to be fun. The graphics is good, the storyline stupid but tolerable, and lurking somewhere you can sense a fun factor, but the difficulty and insanely unpredictable controls make this game sadistically unpleasant to play. A total letdown.

Another thing that pisses me off is, this is a time exclusive title for the Xbox. While it's nice to have an Xbox-only game even if just for a few months, this game is so poorly programmed that I'm thinking we Xbox fans are being used as guinea pigs. If the PS2 version plays better than this one, I'll never buy another Namco game again.

What a disappoinment, October 16, 2002
Reviewer: John Weiland from Verona, PA United States
This game had the potional to be a great game, but it flopped. This game isnt worth [the price], maybe a nice [lower] price .... Game is loaded with problems from gliches to problems with viewing angels. Game seems like it was made by Helen Keller, by the angels you have the view the game in the fights scenes with. But this game is like crack its not good but you keep wanting more of it.

Great Action Game, October 11, 2002
Reviewer: Randall Fordham from Atlanta, GA
I have to admit when I first starting playing this game it took a while for me to get use to the controls. But, after you get use to them the game gets to be great. I really like the action scenes. It really gets you caught up in all the aciton. A lot of people try to compare this one with Max Payne. Other than the cool diving in slow motion and shooting people that's about it. This game goes a step further. First it has the one on one combat then you get use all the cool weapons. The camera angles can get kind of funky but, other than that the game really rocks. Oh yeah, you also get to use his dog shadow when things get out of hand. I nice touch if I say so myself.

Great game, but with a few flaws that shouldn't be there., October 9, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Texas
I think that the game is awesome, great graphics, great story line, great slow-motion action, but the in game character speach, could use some work, well, actully, they could atleast make it so the characters actully move there mouths when they talk. But other than that, the game rocks!

Gameboy, October 9, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from New York, NY United States
Let me put it this way. There are four bad guys in a room. You get to dive on the bad guy in the middle while shooting the one next to him in slow motion, and -using his own weapon- disarm the now-without-backup dude with a cool move and immediately turn him into a human shield to protect yourself while killing the third guy behind him. At the end, before getting rid of the now useless human shield guy with one shot in the head, you will let your dog Shadow kill the fourth guy.

You might think that this should be an easy game then. No way! Try playing the same almost-impossible zone for three times just because you could not pick the freaking lock at the end. Your hands will sweat while trying to pick the lock the fourth time. This game is a masterpiece. It has a lot common with Max Payne, it is only simply way better.

Dead to Rights, October 7, 2002
Reviewer: MTD from Phoenix, Arizona United States
This game is just plain awesome. That is all I have to say. The graphics are great (not the best the Xbox can show) but otherwise are good. The diving forward in slow motion while shooting guys move never gets old. This game is difficult at times but is stilling fun and action packed. By playing this game it makes me want to keep going and going and keep trying and trying. This is not my favorite game of all time (which is Grand Theft Auto 3) but is definetly worth the money. If you want to play long, fun, cool game with a challenge than buy this.

Good Game - A Little Monotonous, October 3, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Chicago, IL United States
Good game - I had no problem with the controls. The auto-targeting feature will actual turn the character around for you making it easier to shoot subjects not in the direct field of view. Games get a lot worse than this but make no mistake about it - this is a Max Payne type game with much more violence, less plot, and more difficult. Sometimes the difficulty gets overwhelming but it is manageable if you are patient. Some levels I had to try 20 times to get past them which some people would view as excessive. I thought games were supposed to be challenging - sounds like many people want games they can breeze through in the few hours. There are standard ways to get through each level with practice.

Didnt like the lack of plot. Didnt like the number of people you had to constantly kill - it felt like a gauntlet a huge mass of people constantly come at you from every direction.

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