When I found out Clash of the Titans was being remade, I groaned in horror at the thought of Hollywood butchering yet another classic movie, then I discovered they were bringing out a tie-in game and thought 'Combat against mythical creatures, sounds a bit like God of War, only somehow I don't think it'll be anywhere near as good!'
Now considering the game is still fairly new, The Hut's price of £17.93 is pretty good, particularly as it'll save you almost £5 on the next best deal for the PS3 version and almost £2 on the next best offer for the Xbox version.
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Your mission in the game is about as simple as they come, as Perseus you'll have to defend yourself against a whole range of weird and wonderful adversaries. The gameplay itself is entirely combat based, in fact the only time you'll get a break is when you either stumble across a cutscene, enter the end of level grading system, or pause the game to sigh in disappointment.
Now you'd think that a game, which revolved around combat might not be so bad, and it probably wouldn't have been if the developers had actually invested a bit of time and effort into it. To take out enemies is as simple as mashing a few buttons, following up with a time sequence to get a finishing move, think Force Unleashed only nowhere near as satisfying when the moves are finally executed as they're mind numbingly repetitive. In fact after taking out the first member of each enemy class, I might as well have blindfolded myself for every following encounter and imagined Perseus dispatching the unfortunate creatures in new and exciting ways, because that at least would have been more enjoyable.
As you progress through the game you can upgrade your weapons, unfortunately in order to accumulate the points necessary to do this you have to soldier your way through a lot of tedious combat. If you manage to stick it out though, the amount of customisation on offer does mean that your character will become fairly unique in comparison to another player's, but seeing as you only get a co-op mode and no online multiplayer, they'll never get to interact.
It's a real shame that the game wasn't better because it could have been a great deal of fun, unfortunately it's average at best. If you've got a bit of many spare I suppose you could try it out, but honestly you'd be better off investing in something lie God of War 3, especially if you don't have that much money or indeed time to invest in a mediocre title.