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Die Hard
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  • Review Score:

  • C
Seems like it would be difficult to review a game based on a classic like the Die Hard series, but playing the game I quickly realized that this game is no more based on the Bruce Willis explosion-fest than Resident Evil is based on Donkey Kong. Die Hard is a unfortunate remake of Guerrilla War, Ikari Warriors, and countless other clones.

Even though the game opens with pictures from the movie, Die Hard doesn't quite follow the movie at all. In fact, it takes three levels before you enter the large building. The first two levels are mainly outside levels, jungle area and swamp looking levels, if you have seen the film you know doesn't fit. In fact, it seems like the programmers were working on a game for another movie (maybe Predator or Commando or something) and the license got switched.

Once in the building you have to navigate John McClane through WAY too many similar looking offices, halls, and rooms and seem to connect to everything, even though they never could in reality.

The game is hampered by two major issues, bad control, often leading to numerous unfounded attacks. What isn't brought down by the controls is by the inaccuracies of the movie. Beyond the story being COMPLETELY different, for some odd reason John McClane doesn't have to sneak around and surprise the enemy, instead the bad guys seem to have an unlimited about of baddies. It would have been cool to play a Metal Gear Solid style Die Hard game, lord only knows the license lends itself well, but this turns out to be something completely unbelievable.

After everything is said and done, the job of the movie license is to be at least as interesting as the movie, but you'll beat this game in 50 minutes, and still have an hour ten of the movie left!! This is worse than Die Hard with a Vengeance!