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Bio F.R.E.A.K.S (Nintendo 64) review


"Bio Freaks is a traditional fighting game, inwhich you fight with some assorted montrosity. They are variously deformed, and have various weapons and hands and such. The coolest aspect of this game is that you can disarm, literally, your opponents so they have like no limbs left. This can be used for some pretty good fun. "



Bio Freaks is a traditional fighting game, inwhich you fight with some assorted montrosity. They are variously deformed, and have various weapons and hands and such. The coolest aspect of this game is that you can disarm, literally, your opponents so they have like no limbs left. This can be used for some pretty good fun.

STORY (0/5): Too my knowledge there is none. You are some deformed creatures fighting eachother. I wish a fighting game would actually get a story.

GRAPHICS (16/20): I can't really knock these graphics. The disembodied warriors all look gruesome, and the blood looks very realistic. This game deserves it's mature rating, however because of the realistic view of the freaks. The backgrounds aren't too great, but they do not affect the game that much.

SOUND (6/10): The music is like heavy metal, and if you are into it then you are in your dream game. The monsters make grueling noises, which will disturb you, but will make you laugh also. The sound is good for the game, although I may not be too fond of it.

GAMEPLAY (11/35): The strength of this game, is the original idea of disembodiment. I like chopping off the arms of my enemies and there legs, so they are weakened during the battle. In the beggining this will get you hooked, but it will not keep you in that manner. There is really one mode in the game, and that is the arcade mode. You fight each guy one by one. There are various arenas, and various fighters and they all fight fairly differently. However in one mode you can only do so much, and well that one mode is not addictive at all. This game I have probably put about 2 hours into it, and well that is all you really can do, unless you are very easily ammused.

CONTROLS (7/10): The controls are responsive to the task, and when you want to get a good shot in, you should be able too. The sidestepping is pretty weak however, and will screw you up more than help you.

REPLAYABILITY (2/15): A fighting game should keep you playing for a long time, and well I put away Bio Freaks pretty fast. This game has tons of weaknesses, and besides the coolness factor you will find yourself bored pretty fast, and taking out a more classic game quickly. This game will not hook you, and neither will the multiplayer.

DIFFICULTY (2/5): First three battles easy, everything after that is deafeningly hard. A big jump in difficulty, and when there is only one mode, you really will get annoyed fast. If they more gradually changed difficulty, maybe you could train yourself up, but I don't care enough to try.

OVERALL (44/100): Most of these points come from the disembodiment issue. That is a cool edition to the fighting genre, and should be used more often. However it should be used in games that have an addictive fighting matter to them. Bio Freaks will not keep you intrigued, no matter how brutal and gruesome they are. This game is ok for a few hours, and might be worth a rent if you can find it. I would definitely not buy it however, no matter how cheap it is (unless you enjoy pointless brutality)

Rating: 4.4/10

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Community review by ratking (June 24, 2002)

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