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Review: Prison Break: The Conspiracy - PS3

by Steven Williamson on 26 March 2010, 00:15 2.0

Tags: Koch Media, PS3, Action/Adventure

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Based on Series One

And that’s the real problem with Prison Break: The Conspiracy. The gameplay just feels so dated, and that stands out even more because the game looks pretty good. The side tasks you carry out for inmates, such as collecting drugs from the infirmary, or searching the boiler room for a hidden stash, start off being quite entertaining until you realise that – aside from the uninspiring combat sequences – that’s basically what you do throughout the whole game. You’ll inevitably find yourself moving from A to B around the prison fetching items, sneaking through ventilation shafts and sneaking past the gaze of guards and the security cameras. It's a tried and tested stealth formula that goes back a long way, but it's been handled far better in other stealth-based games.

You simply watch the movement of the guards and the cameras and then time it right to sneak past them on the way to your next objective. If you get seen you have to start over again at one of the poorly placed checkpoints. There’s no drama or excitement. There's just a huge lack of variety. You carry out the same type of missions throughout and find yourself jumping in and out lockers as you watch patiently waiting for your chance to move.

You’ll probably enjoy the opening sequence of Prison Break: The Conspiracy and have fun partaking in your first couple of missions. But you’ll be being lured into a false sense of security, thinking that the game is going somewhere when it doesn’t. Aside from a few cinematic QTEs during fight sequences and some great cut scenes, Prison Break: The Conspiracy shows its entire hand within the first half an hour or so of gameplay and never gets any better.



Pros
Focuses on Season One of the TV, the best Season!
Character models, acting and the design of the prison are impressive.


Cons
Combat is clumsy, slow and too basic.
The missions lack variety.
Unexciting stealth play.

40%


HEXUS Forums :: 2 Comments

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A few more in-game screenshots would have been handy but I think most people on here will agree that the outcome of this review was expected.
TV/Film to Game just doesnt work. I never expect anything good from it.

If they had spent a few more years developing the game they should have done something like a mixture of fallout 3/splinter cell and perhaps a bit of the original Deus Ex (no bias of course) thrown in as well.

Must admit im liking Series 2 of the show at the mo (yeah im a bit behind the times) and find it to be just as much fun as the first series, T-Bag is hilarious! A huge shame they dont keep Haywire going.
got this coming from lovefilm mainly because it is prison break :)

and i knew this would be rubbish but worth a quick game to see what its like.
AGTDenton
Must admit im liking Series 2 of the show at the mo (yeah im a bit behind the times) and find it to be just as much fun as the first series, T-Bag is hilarious! A huge shame they dont keep Haywire going.
it gets awful after 2, 3 is real real bad, 4 is watchable but even then i gave up about 8 episodes in :/

4/10 i bet is about right for this game, ill see soon :).