It’s mindless repetition: the monotonous moments of repeatedly pressing down and “A” on each and every property to purchase its upgrades is far from fun. Prime members enjoy FREE Delivery and exclusive access to music, movies, TV shows, original audio series, and Kindle books. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. I see this game got the NintendoLife "-2 stars because it's not a Nintendo-published title" review treatment. I wanna try it for myself, eventually. Trampled. Play online, access classic Super NES™ games, and more with a Nintendo Switch Online membership. The game is fun. Knock someone into the water using a boat. The world is roughly three-times the size of Retro City Rampage’s now seen-year-old adventure, and there’s a load more stuff to do in SH to boot. Don't waste your money buying from a reseller while the game can still be had directly. If you’d prefer to wait for a sale, then wait for it. 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So having said all that, I honestly thought this game looked pretty good. This is the first sort of "negative" review about the game I've seen. Not really worth the mark up in my opinion. Saints Row The Third - Full Package - Nintendo Switch, Assassin's Creed III: Remastered - Nintendo Switch, Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wars - Nintendo DS, Call of Juarez: Gunslinger - Nintendo Switch (Game Download Code in Box), Guacamelee! VBlank’s series has seen a growth spurt, not just in its visuals but also its story. But in those couple hours, I've had a blast. IMO, it's too easy and repetitive to keep you attention all the way through, though. It's annoying at first but you eventually get used to it. If you're expecting great GTA III+ style mayhem outside of missions, you will be very disappointed. Personally I'll be purchasing this on my Vita, as you also get the PS4 version included. Your recently viewed items and featured recommendations, Select the department you want to search in. In later sections, Shakedown: Hawaii does pick up the pace. Previous page of related Sponsored Products, Reviewed in the United States on December 7, 2019. Welcome to Shakedown: Hawaii, Vblank Entertainment's latest open world adventure. How much more, I can't say yet since I've only sunk a couple hours into it. Even without GTA, there's still plenty of open-world crime action on Nintendo Switch. See retailer for details. That's scary. It seemed like it could go either way for me. That is the point; the character you’re playing as is hilariously out of touch, but Shakedown: Hawaii never evolves. It just wasn't my jam, therefore I wasn't feeling this one either (and it pains me since I was born on Hawaii). Not entirely knowing what I was going to get from Shakedown Hawaii, I went into this game relatively fresh. Everything under the sun gets an 8 on this site, then something worthy of it gets a 6. You’re going to drive right through it. As it stands, Shakedown: Hawaii is full of potential, but it’s overshadowed by monotony. They did NOT handle or balance the dash, xel or weapon systems well at all. A worthy successor to the Retro City Rampage, this is a 16-bit pack full of action and explosions that destroy even the fourth wall and jump right into your heart. Feature: Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games. The vibrant GTA-style game with some strategy elements. To each his own but this review sure seems to be pretty harsh. Nintendo of America Inc. Headquarters are in Redmond, Washington, Drug Reference, The game is not Medicore. Shakedown Hawaii Review – Nintendo Switch. At the very least, comparing should be avoided as that's where things get so messy. I mean, yeah, I get it. I want the world, I want the whole world! Just like RCR. This brand new update is a major one, adding a whole new difficulty mode, new types of shakedowns, a quick menu for upgrades, and much more. I’m liking this one better than Retro City Rampage, due to the graphics, environment and this cheesy story. It would be nice to know you can break off from the story for a bit and free roam. Shakedown: Hawaii is one-part GTA and one-part capitalism simulator. Honestly, this one is a bit of a dud for me and I'm surprised. This game definitely deserves more than a 6. Jedenfalls stimmt hier einfach das Wesentliche. To save the company, he'll need to learn the "methods" of modern business, and use them to rebuild his empire.The entire island is up for grabs... or at least, could be with the right business model. My only reservation to throwing it an 8-9/10 is that there's a LOT of simultaneous micro-missions, which is a little difficult to keep up with. For about hald of the 10-plus hours I’ve put into Shakedown, I’ve played on PC with a controller, but it plays just as well with mouse and keyboard if you’re wondering. I had watched a few videos, and. There’s no denying the attention to detail here. The game ranged from barely functional to broken most the time. I personally loved Retro City Rampage on Wiiware and beat it. The netcode feels completely broken, and both modes would have been much better suited to local play.”, “Amazingly, we're not quite done with the negatives yet. There are 81 properties to shakedown, all of which come down to performing one of six different activities: eliminate gang members, scare away customers, cut off someone’s hair, escape from an underground jail, steal a shipment or drive away with the shop owner on the hood of your car. For instance, there was a game reviewed on here long ago that was really a very fun game, but the reviewer dogged it heavily because it was a hard game. Critic Reviews The update, which is called "Shake-Up", is available on PC, Nintendo Switch, Playstation 4, Playstation 3, and Playstation Vita. The mission structure was a mess and just not for me. The stuff the reviewer doesn't like sounds just like stuff that would pull me in (humour aside). WOW! It’s a matter of taste. They really should have had a 2 player mode, it would have been a lot better. Humour may be subjective, but Shakedown: Hawaii doesn’t supply its comedy as cannily as its predecessor did; while Rampage drew its humour from parody and outlandish situations, this time the laughs purely stem from the player character’s inability to keep up with modern conveniences. While the original game was an amazing tongue-in-cheek jab at every pop culture reference in the past thirty years, Shakedown: Hawaii drops that entirely. Overall, there's enough charm here in Shakedown: Hawaii to wring out a number of hours of enjoyment. @PharoneTheGnome I thought that its predecessor RCR was phenomenal, it's one of my favourite 3DS/Vita games. This games rates higher than a 6 for me; easily a 7. Hold down a button to fast forward. I just do the shakedowns as I go along naturally since they can all be easily completed within a minute or less. Buy Shakedown: Hawaii for PC right here. That's a shame, it got delayed for so long too. You can edit your question or post anyway. Retro City Rampage was so much fun. It's Cross Buy and every purchase includes PS3, PS4 and PS Vita. Where AAA studio games often throw time-wasters at you to extend playtime, Vblank is content making sure you just have fun. Very surprised by this score. Unable to add item to List. While it may not have the most varied playstyle, it's hardly as tedious as made out to be. Most of the game’s gorgeous objects also have numerous states as you’ll inevitably destroy them at some point during your playthrough. On this last point, for instance, I assumed that every "shakedown" would be about the same....I was very, very wrong. The 3DS version will getting the update too, but it isn't coming out just yet. Es nimmt sich einfach nicht so ernst, dadurch zieht der Zynismus einen auch nicht runter sondern wirkt sogar witzig. I love the NintendoLife site and the videos they put out, but I tend to take their game reviews with a grain of salt.