One Paragraph Review: Chronicles of Riddick

by Mitchell Dyer

Riddick
Two games in one sounds great, but knowing that the Riddick license is being properly executed is even more intriguing. Escape from Butcher Bay, a remake of the fantastic 2005 game, is a remarkably involved stealth adventure.  The mixture of slipping through shadows, stealth killing guards, and interacting with other prisoners makes for a positively riveting jailbreak. But if you can’t handle trial-and-error, tedious retries will put you in a white-knuckle rage. In the sequel (and second game on the disc), Assault on Dark Athena, you’ll deal less with sneaking and focus on action-heavy segments fueled by mediocre gun-play, which plays prominently in the similarly approached multiplayer modes. Great characters and brutal melée combat make both games in this two-for-one package worth considering, but your patience will determine how worthwhile this badass bundle ultimately is.

Rating: B

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