A new Rambo video game trailer has hit the internet, and while it looks technically impressive, the visuals are starting to show their age.
It’s highly unusual for a video game based on a movie to actually do well. Occasionally one slips through the cracks, like the Nintendo 64 shooter Goldeneye 64 and Vin Deisel’s own Riddick spinoffs Escape from Butcher Bay and Assault on Dark Athena. Most of the time, though, we end up with stinkers like Street Fighter: The Movie, and the recent letdowns The Fast and the Furious: Showdown and Star Trek.
Most of the time these games are made to cash in on a movie, and usually scream of being rushed out with minimal original content and next to no play testing.
Two of the most ambitious video games based on movies of late are Mad Max and Rambo. Both could surprise us, being in production for a while. Rambo was promised back in July, and this Rambo video game trailer is the second time we’ve actually seen anything about it.
Rambo: The Video Game is different because it’s based on movies that have been out for decades, so there is no rush to get it out except maybe to coincide with a possible reboot movie or TV series.
Both Rambo and Mad Max have movies rumored to be on the way, but neither appears to be in any hurry to get released, and neither video game seems directly tied in with the movie being planned.
Technically, the Rambo video game trailer shows us a game that looks to be aiming for a chunk of Call of Duty‘s profits, while giving us the freedom of Battlefield 4. Unfortunately the graphics are a little subpar with the next gen consoles on their way, and the characters look like poorly rendered wax figures.
The mechanics seem to be intact though, with explosive rounds resulting in satisfyingly bloody kills, Rambo‘s trademark weapons, and the stealth techniques Teyon promised us months ago.
Probably the most interesting part of the trailer was where Rambo swam up to a helicopter and took out the gunner, and a few other stunts throughout that even the movies never gave us.
Teyon seems confident that their video game take on the original Rambo trilogy will be up to par, however, offering a bonus Rambo figure to anyone who pre-orders the game for the Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, or PC.
The Rambo video game trailer shows us that the game has promise, even if the visuals may be dated.