The graphics are pretty good, with nice detail in the
jungle and other areas. Its very brutal and gory kills, some that
Volition had to cut with making the screen go black and white
because of law.
Excellent voice acting form Thomas Jane who play the punisher
in the film, music and sound is very good.
The controls are very easy to use, different buttons
are used for firing the left or right gun when using dual weapons.
The analogue sticks are used when integrating enemies. The only
think they could of improve in controls is to have a button e.g,
the left direction for you to put away the second pistol to give
you more aim or though grenades.
The Punisher can integration with over 100 interactive
spots in the environment, for get info out of enemies for, hidden
weapons or to give you an advantage. To name a few special spots:electric
chair, face smashing on a curb, blowtorch, angle grinder, piranha
tank and much much more. You can unlock cheats, concepts arts
and more plus buy upgrades like, better health, scope, silencer
and others by having i high score at end of levels. To do this
you need some big combos by not getting hit, every 5 kills gets
you a multiplier and do lots of different moves like, shooting,
quick kills, using special spots and taking a human shield helps
a lot. To do quick kills when up close press square and this will
perform a number of moves by using a few bullets or will knifes
or hands to save on bullets. There's a slaughter mode that when
you special bar is high you can though knife and do more brutal
kills, plus when in this mode you take less damage, move faster
and slowly gain health. There not much wrong with this game apart
from some of the black and white kills, that lets down the gameplay
only a little. There is a weapon select screen for most levels
but you can not start with grenades which is a shame as not all
levels have then on.
There is some good replay value in this game with gold
medals only available on hard difficulty, upgrades to get and
movies, concept art, cheats and more to unlock.
==BUY OR NOT TO BUY==
This is a great game to have in your game collection,
those who like max payne and manhunt should enjoy the punisher
the most as its a bit of a mix of both games.