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By Marc Saltzman, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Irradiated monster brawler loses power in gameplay, visuals.

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Only major fans with low expectations will find value in this overpriced, repetitive, and lackluster action game. Godzilla moves slowly around the cities -- he's enormous, so not much of a shocker there -- but you might find yourself yelling "hurry up!" at your screen. When you engage in a battle against another monstrous rival, there isn't much strategy. You trade blows, perhaps use one of your special abilities, and hope you remain the victor. You can't block or use countering moves, which would add more strategy. The only interesting twist is the trade-off with G-Energy; you'll earn more by smashing buildings and vehicles, but the more you destroy the more likely the rival monsters will come out and try to chip away at your power.

Visually, the iconic movie monster, set pieces, and special effects aren't very impressive. It looks like a last-generation title, which might be fine for PS3 gamers with aging hardware but likely will disappoint those with PS4 hardware. Truthfully, mediocre graphics aren't a big deal if the gameplay is compelling enough (look at Minecraft, after all). At least there are a few modes, including online play for the PS4 version, the ability to make your own Godzilla, and multiple camera angles so you can see the action from all sides. Only superfans or easily amused casual gamers will get something out of this disappointing title.

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