Wanted: Weapons of Fate
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this is a bloody action shooter. Players use handguns and knives to shoot enemies or slit throats. The deaths involve lots of blood splattering on the screen. The plot is also littered with profane language.
What's it about?
WANTED: WEAPONS OF FATE is the third-person shooter based on the action film Wanted, starring Angelina Jolie and Morgan Freeman. Picking up where the movie left off, Weapons of Fate follows Wesley Gibson, an assassin working for a secret society called "The Loom of Fate." Wesley sets out on a mission to find out more about his family, particularly the death of his mother. Players view the story through the eyes of both Wesley and, in some levels, his father.
Is it any good?
Like most video games based on a movie license, Wanted is full of flash and low on substance. Initially, playing as Wesley is entertaining. The controls feel comfortable, especially for those well-versed in Gears of War. Each of the abilities are fun to use as well. The first few kills notched with a curved bullet should make players feel like skilled marksmen.
Wanted falls short in the single-player experience because it is one-dimensional and shallow. Nothing Wanted accomplishes is original or clever. Players only have access to handguns for the majority of the game, with the exception of a couple of uninteresting moments involving a turret or sniper rifle. Players encounter the same handful of enemies repeatedly, each of which are easily dispatched thanks to the refillable adrenaline meter and constant use of the slow-motion attacks. Add to that a short story and the lack of multiplayer and you've got a shooter that's not above average.
Families can talk about...
Families can talk about video games based on movies. How well do they compare to the films? Do you prefer games that closely mirror the movie or expand upon the film's plot?