Both lifelong Power Ranger and anime loving fans will no doubt get a big kick out of Pacific Rim, which hits theaters nationwide starting today (pre-screenings yesterday). I was lucky enough to catch the movie last night, and to be blunt: just about lost my damn mind. Towering robots getting ripped apart by vicious monsters — this isn’t just the movie of the summer, it’s probably the best summer movie of all time (yes, I just went there).
Upon leaving the theater and having a quick cigarette (I don’t even smoke), I wanted more of that post-apocalyptic universe Guillermo Del Toro had so lovingly created from my childhood dreams. That’s when I quickly jumped onto my Android device, and downloaded the official Pacific Rim game.
Brought to you by Reliance Games, you may recognize them for their work on Reel Steel and After Earth (as well as this 2012 big booty “super models” calendar). While those movies didn’t fare so well in the box office, Pacific Rim will be different. Much different. As their latest official move tie-in available in the Play Store, it seems Reliance is banking on the movie’s upcoming success with Pacific Rim’s steep $5 entry fee.
Unable to resist, I bit the bullet and forked over the cash if. I have a fever, Phandroids, and the only prescription… is more Kaiju. Also, in an effort to help our readers make a more informed purchase, I’m hear to share my thoughts on whether or not you should spend your hard earned money on Pacific Rim, or if a #3 whopper meal would be a better investment.
While fun for the first minute, Pacific Rim quickly became a mindless
button mashing screen swiping, monster killing extravaganza. Sure, there is a little added depth outside the arena where you can purchase extra Jaegers, weapons, and upgrades. But ultimately, the Infinity Blade-like gameplay fell short. There are special combos, but watching the same cutscene 3+ times in a single bout begins to lose its cool factor. Same applies to the finishing moves. As a fledgling Pacific Rim fan, you might want to save your $5 and pick up the action figures instead.