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Rambo: The Video Game Trailer Finally Shows Rambo In Action

By William Usher 2013-07-28 18:53:37 discussion comments
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Reef Entertainment's movie-based game, Rambo: The Video Game, finally received a trailer that shows the eponymous character in action. John Rambo slices, dices, shoots and blows the crap out of any and everyone who stands in his way.

I'm not going to lie, the game looks horrendously atrocious, but in a fun afternoon-wasted sort of way. Previously, the assets for Rambo mostly focused on quick snippets of the environment and some of the weapons.

It was hinted at that the game would probably be on rails and would probably not be very good. Still, we don't get a chance to play as the titular legends of the 80s and 90s action-movie craze very often and getting to don the boots of John Rambo, even if the game isn't great, is still better than nothing. That's not to mention that this would make it Stallone's second appearance in a video game during this seventh generation of gaming... the first being the terrible (and yet very fun in a cheesy, glitchy sort of way) The Expendables 2: The Video Game. And yeah, I bought the game because I was under the impression that maybe Jason Stathom and Chuck Norris would be DLC... but alas, they were not.

Anyway, Rambo: The Video Game will follow the exploits of John Rambo through all three of the first movies, giving gamers plenty of explosive action and lots of non-stop frills, thrills, cuts, slashes, explosions and gun fire.

I probably would have had more positive things to say about the game if the lawyers didn't douche it up by blocking embeds of the trailer on other websites, as well as keeping people from sharing it on YouTube. Yeah, great way to ensure that people don't bad mouth your game by throwing around light versions of what's essentially a DMCA block.

Given that I had to go through a process to upload and allow for embedding of the video via Springboard, these last few paragraphs aren't being spent praising what little there could have been to praise about the game, and instead focuses on the fact that someone at the publishing studio is afraid that there will be negative reactions to the game. Super epic fail.

Rambo: The Video Game is set for release this winter for the Xbox 360, PS3 and PC. If the studio rolls with the punches and embraces the B-movie quality of the game's design they might be able to market it like Deadly Premonition. However, trying to block embeds and pretending like they're selling Call of Duty back when it was good enough to be considered a GOTY, then they're going to have a rough time ahead of them.

You can learn more about Rambo: The Video Game by paying a reluctant visit to the game's official website.
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