Review: God Mode (XBLA)

Review: God Mode (XBLA)

When it comes to shooters, I’m a huge fan! Now, I want you to sit back and think of a game in which you and four friends team up against the onslaught of Hell. What’s the goal? Simply kill the waves of enemies and get the next area, which may or may not be a boss. Anyways, recently Atlus released the game God Mode on Xbox Live and I’ve been putting in a lot of time with friends. I can’t help but enjoy games that keep me and friends busy, but take note not all games are that good.

Does this game provide a good time? Will there be a huge replay value after beating every level? That’s what you’ll find out in this review of God Mode for the Xbox 360.

If you’ve yet to hear about God Mode you might want to know this game is quite interesting in its own way. You can find this title on the Xbox Live marketplace, PSN, and Steam. Now you may be asking… What is this game about? You are a descendant of an ancient god who has been turned mortal by Hades. That’s pretty much all you get to learn about yourself! What are you tasked with? Kill or be killed and complete the level. How do you gain your powers back? You don’t but you’ll be granted perks in each area of the maze you happen to visit. What could be fun about a game with no real storyline? That’s a good question. What makes this game different from others you see online? It could be the fact that you have to focus on having a good team if you’d like to survive the hellish mazes you’ll go through. It could be fun in the way of just goofing off or simply teaming up with friends. If you expect God Mode to be a game that you could play solo and do well boy will you be wrong. Each time I tried to complete one of the many levels I’d die in no time. This title is one of the best if played with friends or others online.

If you’re like me and always start with getting the controls down my advice is to do so quickly. The controls will take some time to grasp. My advice if you plan on buying this game is to practice and get the controls down before jumping online with others. It may not take forever to learn but it’s better to know what everything does. If you don’t you’ll be sure to die in no time and go through all your lives. How can you help yourself to stay alive once the controls are learned and you’ve played a few matches?  You earn XP (to gain levels) and money (to spend). This will grant you access to buying new guns, special powers, and new looks. My advice in this area of the game is to save up and only spend your money on upgrading and unlocking new weapons. This is one of those stores where buying needless stuff early isn’t worth it and to give yourself a new look once you’ve got a good setup going on. Since God Mode doesn’t have a storyline, you can play in your own way. From the start you’ll get to select different locations to play from each with its own way of playing. Some enemies may be easy like the skeletons and others being pure hell unless you’re teamed up with friends or random users online.

As I’ve said above this game has some cool features as you play in each area. I remember in older games we were provided “modifications” such as 1 shot kill, supergib, or even big head mode. I’m not saying all those perks are in-game but you’ll have many showing up at random times. These perks are chosen at random and will change the experience each time you play. Having a game that provides a fun time between you and friends is always good, a game that provides a different experience each time is also a plus. However, all games have good and bad about them. What about the bad about this game?

First, the game does not feeling as polished as it should be. What could have fixed this? To me the team could have spent a little more time adding in more levels than the ones they have now, update the graphics a bit more (it seem a few years old), new weapon ideas, stomping out the few bugs that have shown up, and more. Of course I hope at some point we’ll see a title update to fix the minor glitches within the game.

Overall, it’s a good game but I feel as if the game needed a bit more polish. This game is good when playing with friends. Playing solo is okay but my advice is to look for online matches since it’s fun when with others. If you’re looking for a game for you and friends to team up on God Mode is the game to buy. God Mode gives the gamer a huge reason to play the game over and over and that’s always good. The price is cheap and you’ll be in for a lot of different ways of playing each time you boot up the game.

[learn_more caption=”Review Results”][one_half]Pros:

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  • Great game overall to play with friends online
  • Huge replay value
  • Multiple mods that change the game experience
  • Fun gameplay[/custom_list][/one_half]

[one_half_last]Cons:

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  • Outdated graphics
  • Minor lag at times
  • Controls felt clunky
  • No real story

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Final Word:

AVERAGE

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  • Mario

    The perks seem interesting, but the lack of a story is disappointing. I enjoy context in my games.

    • Andrew Peggs

      Yeah, I was really hoping for a good story rather than repeat the same thing over in each level.

  • Mario

    The perks seem interesting, but the lack of a story is disappointing. I enjoy context in my games.
    EDIT: For a godly power, I would simply ask for teleportation. Nothing that’ll make me feel unconnected to other people, but something that’ll make my life more convenient.

    • Andrew Peggs

      Yeah, I was really hoping for a good story rather than repeat the same thing over in each level.

  • JD

    To smite people, just think it and they drop dead or a massive bolt of lightning vaporizes them.

  • JD

    To smite people, just think it and they drop dead or a massive bolt of lightning vaporizes them.

  • Played the trial. It’s pretty sweet and deserves some positive attention!

  • Graham Pope

    Played the trial. It’s pretty sweet and deserves some positive attention!

  • Raheel Khurshid

    to rewind the time thereby making things perfect for a better world by making fair decisions

  • Raheel Khurshid

    to rewind the time thereby making things perfect for a better world by making fair decisions

  • Anthony Brown @antbrown88

    I would want the ability to walk through walls, for I can be one step ahead.

  • Optimo@antbrown88

    I would want the ability to walk through walls, for I can be one step ahead.

  • PekinDuck

    The ability to fly like Superman. Never be late for appointments, visit any of my online friends anytime, and of course be at any concert/event in the world.

  • Guest

    The ability to fly like Superman. Never be late for appointments, visit any of my online friends anytime, and of course be at any concert/event in the world.

  • Celso F

    fly away, meet other countries !

  • Celso F

    fly away, meet other countries !

  • Mikey

    My godly power would be being able to produce lightning bolts like Zeus so I can electrocute my enemies out of nowhere. My catchphrase would be “Shocking, isn’t it?” ;D

  • Mikey

    My godly power would be being able to produce lightning bolts like Zeus so I can electrocute my enemies out of nowhere. My catchphrase would be “Shocking, isn’t it?” ;D

  • zero110100

    My godly power is to turn ethereal and to be able to pass through walls.

  • zero110100

    My godly power is to turn ethereal and to be able to pass through walls.

  • iANiMeX

    Invisibility – So I can do things without being seen.. If you know what I mean.. XD

  • iANiMeX

    Invisibility – So I can do things without being seen.. If you know what I mean.. XD

  • volcombrandon

    It would be the power of invincibility you know because god’s should be immortal right?

  • volcombrandon

    It would be the power of invincibility you know because god’s should be immortal right?

  • To control time so I can fix the things I never wanted to happen.

  • To control time so I can fix the things I never wanted to happen.

  • Chris Hofer

    I know this probably sounds corny, but I’d like “world peace” where everyone could just get along with each other. No more war. No more violence.

  • Chris Hofer

    I know this probably sounds corny, but I’d like “world peace” where everyone could just get along with each other. No more war. No more violence.

  • Justin Forsythe

    The ability NOT to hear children!

  • rogXue

    The ability NOT to hear children!

  • Getsuga_Tensho

    This looks pretty interesting. It’s a shame that it’s a game you can’t really play single player making the co-op mandatory but I’m always looking for more co-op games to play with friends. This looks like it could be hectic enough to convince a few friends to buy,

  • AaronionRings

    This looks pretty interesting. It’s a shame that it’s a game you can’t really play single player making the co-op mandatory but I’m always looking for more co-op games to play with friends. This looks like it could be hectic enough to convince a few friends to buy,

    Oh and if I had a godly power I’d be able to fly. Nothing like added mobility to help you in a fight not to mention it’s a pretty cool way to get around.

  • Fire breathing would be nice 😀

  • Fire breathing would be nice 😀

  • mowmow

    I would love the ability to terraform the world anytime i want

  • mowmow

    I would love the ability to terraform the world anytime i want

  • Marco Coppola

    A Power? I think that i would like to be the King of time and space. With the power to manipulate time and space no one can stop me!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!! You Rocks…MaroonersRocks 😛

  • Marco Coppola

    A Power? I think that i would like to be the King of time and space. With the power to manipulate time and space no one can stop me!!!!
    Thanks for the chance to win!!! You Rocks…MaroonersRocks 😛

  • liljrSanchez

    Walk on water because it was cooler than swimming

  • liljrSanchez

    Walk on water because it was cooler than swimming

  • My power would be to create peace on earth and for me to be filthy rich so I can have a house on the water with a boat.

  • Rob Hestar

    My power would be to create peace on earth and for me to be filthy rich so I can have a house on the water with a boat.

  • keklar

    My godly power would be to change water into lemonade, because lemonade is awesome.

  • keklar

    My godly power would be to change water into lemonade, because lemonade is awesome.

  • agbavna

    Being immortal would be my godly power of choice

  • agbavna

    Being immortal would be my godly power of choice

  • Chronorayven

    I’m the god of luck which means the laws of probability is on my side and I’m always the winner! 😛

  • Chronorayven

    I’m the god of luck which means the laws of probability is on my side and I’m always the winner! 😛

  • David Brown

    it would b super strength because I like being strong and smashing things

  • David Brown

    it would b super strength because I like being strong and smashing things

  • bipple305

    The power to cause people I choose to lose control of their bowels because hitting people is highly frowned upon by the law and we all encounter people that we just loathe!

  • bipple305

    The power to cause people I choose to lose control of their bowels because hitting people is highly frowned upon by the law and we all encounter people that we just loathe!

  • Mind Control to make people do whatever i wanted them to do <3<3<3 Thanks for the chance =)

  • Nicole Bouchard

    Mind Control to make people do whatever i wanted them to do <3<3<3 Thanks for the chance =)

  • Andrew

    I’ll go with a classic godly power, throwing lightning bolts. It’s not the most powerful, but it certainly looks impressive.

  • Andrew

    I’ll go with a classic godly power, throwing lightning bolts. It’s not the most powerful, but it certainly looks impressive.

  • Vladimir Ljubetic

    The power to turn water into wine, or anything into wine – This way I could create my own wine company and make some bucks. OH sales are pretty good in this world.

  • Vladimir Ljubetic

    The power to turn water into wine, or anything into wine – This way I could create my own wine company and make some bucks. OH sales are pretty good in this world.

  • Garrett

    Teleportation!

  • Garrett

    Teleportation!

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