50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition PSP
Published by Vivendi
Developed by High Voltage Software
Release Date: Out Now
In 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition you’ll play as 50 Cent (naturally) and the game is essentially about him trying to find out who has killed his friend K-Dog. 50 Cent has a strong reason for doing so because aside from the fact that he’s lost his friend, he’s also being framed for the murder. In addition there’s one heck of a conspiracy going on and as you’d expect 50 Cent takes it up on himself to sort the whole thing out.
50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition is a top-down action game that’s brutally violent and filled with profanity, hence the 18 rating. Not that you’ll be aware of the profanity or the storyline for that matter because the game isn’t subtitled. It’s also worth pointing out that the game is really meant for fans of 50 Cent. His music and videos make up a large part of the experience. Taking the game on its own merits really doesn’t do the product any favours. It’s more a piece of 50 Cent memorabilia rather than just another game.
The real problem with 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition is that it’s just so repetitive. Even if the game had been subtitled it wouldn’t have prevented the game from not being interesting, as the story is actually pretty bad. Essentially you’re going to be hammering your X button quite a lot as 50 Cent has to deal with copious amounts of enemies and bosses. If all else fails he can use his fists to sort the enemies out, but there are also a wide range of weapons to collect and use. The game basically requires you to run around, avoid getting hit and then dealing with your enemies as quickly as possible. You can then give your fallen enemies a nudge or two until they’ve given up all of the items they were carrying. The AI is just about as bad as it gets and makes little attempt to do anything other than either run straight at you or run away from you. Even the boss fights aren’t anything of note. It’s a real blessing that the single-player game is short. Of course there are a few ad hoc multiplayer modes but here the standard is exactly the same and it’s just not appealing.
Graphically the game is decidedly average. The top-down perspective works reasonably well. There are times when your view will be hindered somewhat and enemies can see you before you see them, but on the whole the view works satisfactorily. As a result of the game being a top-down affair, there is no real need for fantastically detailed character models and the character models in the game are simply OK. Maybe they could have been more detailed but they are good enough given the camera angle. The textures in the game are a little on the bland side though. The games cutscenes offer far more detail but even here, it’s probably not the quality you might have expected.
We hate being negative about a game here at Deaf Gamers. To be quite honest it looks unprofessional if you just appear to be slating a game and doing a review without really looking for positive elements. Sometimes though, it’s just not possible to pick out positive elements and that’s exactly the situation we have here. Fans of 50 Cent may be able to overlook the flaws in the game but most will not. Throw the fact there’s no subtitles in the game (and only the simplest of text instructions) and you also have a game that’s pretty dire for deaf gamers. 50 Cent: Bulletproof G Unit Edition is just a big disappointment when all is said and done.
Ultimately it's poor and one of the worst games we have seen this year. Definitely one for hearing 50 Cent fans only.