4.5 Bug off! Namatacka | 29/11/2007 | See all Namatacka's reviews (4) With the amount of games out there trying to taste the success of the films they were based on, only few have managed to pull it off.Unfortunatly, this game isn't one of those games.I'll start with the good points out of the way at the start to allow myself to have a nice rant about the bad points.The graphics are good. Infact, they are pretty good. You can imagine yourself on the bug infested planets.Now the bad points:The graphics do not support some graphics cards. I have a GeForce 7950GT 512MB, one of, if not the best of the 7 Series line of graphics cards. And I was not able to run this game on maximum graphics. I was not even ALLOWED to switch the textures from low to medium, resulting in Quake 2-style faces which look awful, and degrade the gameplay experience.This moves me on to gameplay:You are Superman. You are Mega-Human. You're the most elite guy in the entire fleet. Apparantly.You have to take on hundreds of bugs by yourself, without back up, or assisstance.One level resembles the Fort scene out of the movie, where you have to hold off a huge amount of bugs. You are basically the only one able to hit a thing. Sure the friendly AI who do occassionally kill bugs do some work, but you have to do it all yourself, including the "boss-battle" against a scarab bug.The weapons aren't great, with only a few weapons in the game. You seem to have an infinite ammo light armoured bug killer gun, specifically manufactured for you, one of the Maurauders.The sounds are okay, they're not the best in-game sounds I've heard such as Oblivion. They do their job though.The main disappointment with this game though is the fact that it can be terribly easy.Running circles around bugs whilst blasting them in the face with your weapon which never runs out of ammo may seem silly when you watch it on a film, but anything goes in games where you're fighting for your life.The AI just can't cope with the player character running in circles, and has to just run after them, not thinking about intercepting them, or just running towards they will be.Terrible AI.In conclusion, this game is not worth the money. It is a shell of Starship Trooper's glory. Instead, just buy materials for a Starship Trooper costume, make it, buy a toy gun, and run around pretending you're shooting at bugs, and you'll have more fun doing that instead of playing through an agonising game which fails on so many levels.Nam, out.