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RAMBO The Video Game gets unimpressive trailer

by William Schwartz

Normally for a trailer I’d tell you to “Feast your eyes” on the media provided, but in the case of the Rambo trailer above, ‘feast’ certainly isn’t the operative word. The Machine of War trailer for RAMBO The Video Game that is embedded above is more like leftovers from two nights ago that have been reheated in the microwave.

That might sound a little harsh, but if you take the time to watch it you’ll see that it lacks the polish that games these days are expected to have. Rambo will be coming out for PC, PS3 and Xbox 360 in ‘Early 2014’ so it definitely shouldn’t be held up against games from the PS4 or Xbox One though.

Obviously it would be unfair to be completely negative about the game, as it’s clearly a nostalgia gold mine for hardcore fans of the movie franchise that don’t care too much about graphics. The game follows the story lines of the Rambo movie trilogy, as the following synopsis (taken from the official game website) explains:

“RAMBO ® THE VIDEO GAME puts the player in John Rambo’s combat boots, and takes them on an action packed journey through the iconic combat sequences and story-arcs of FIRST BLOOD ™, RAMBO: FIRST BLOOD PART II ™ & RAMBO III ™.

Locked and loaded with the trademark Rambo arsenal of weapons, you battle through the boss showdowns and take-downs from the films – everything from Rambo’s evading the police in First Blood, to his single, explosive bow strike on Lieutenant Tay in Rambo First Blood Part II, and on to his shredding Russian helicopters with the DShK 12.7mm Heavy Machine Gun in Rambo III.

In this classic adventure you can use the classic Rambo weapon set of a bow, a knife, and guns as you encounter (and create) chaos, carnage and destruction.”

What are your thoughts on the trailer, and game in general? Was I too harsh or too lenient? Give your opinion in the comments section below.

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