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This review made me laugh so hard. I also like the new site system.
I actualy liked this game, but after the review I hated it so much that I could’n play it. Thanks. :D
LMAO nice review, I just bought the fuse box shirt. PUKE & FUSE BOXES! idk what made me buy this game i guess seeing it for 3 99
in gamestop, i said why not. I should have something to prove I’m worthy of wearing the fuse box shirt.
this game reminds me of socom except socom wasnt shitty
One of your best review!!! :P
“Colins? Colins? What the fuck is he doing?! Is he…is he *riverdancing*?”
Always, always funny.
I liked the game alot .. however I was very joung. and it was one of my first PC games
I still thought this game was very good up until you pointed out all the dumbness (fuse boxes)
And actually as I remember the ONLY scary moment in this game, that made me play more was the crab-head at the very beginning (it was growling and then ran away) I thought – wow, this game will be the best game ever.
And yeah, the final boss is “so” difficult.
Gears 2 COMPLETELY ripped off the end of this game, to be honest.
one fuse box takes 5 seconds to fix and it was 45 of them, that’s 3 minutes and 45 seconds of box fusing, that’s fucking retarded
wow AVGN said this game was good but basing a good movie on a shitty game sucks real hard so many fuse boxes its crazy
This game sucks! I am astounded it’s gotten such positive reception!
the riverdancing joke was SOOOOOOOOOO funny! This is one of my favourite videos of all time!
Always good to throw on some Bad Religion.
My friends and I do the Riverdancing Collins dance every time there’s an awkward pause in the conversation (and people tend to give us strange looks. But we don’t care!). Probably the most hilarious music ever put to a video game EVER. This has to be my favorite stand-alone video game review ever, Phantasmagoria being my MOST favorite.
I HEARD that, Curtis!!
In the entire game? I assume you mean movie? ^_^
You’ve been wanting to do the What is Love joke forever haven’t you.
ANYHOW. This is like my favorite review ever. You have the reaction an average gamer would have, and you make it funny. Kudos man. And mind your health in these cold months. Remember! Walls are your friend!
I was just like you, I loved the movie, anticipated the game, played it for 5 minutes, and realised it was a failure. Hats off to you man, great review, especially on the fuse boxes.
I never knew what the hell was wrong with the protagonist’s voice. He sounds as if he is shitting a sandpaper dump.
Puking part is freaking awesome.
Nice work on counting the fuse boxes. that was probably my favorite part of this review. keep up the good work!
XD My lord, I just loved the river dancing joke, I find it funny when stuff like that happens in games but when some one points it out to you its even more funny
most of the flaws you say arent present in the console version of this game, maybe you’ll like the xbox version better. still a real funny review!
I find you to be quite funny even though your being quite serious. And your qualms with the various games you’ve reviewed is actually quite justified. All i hve to say is, nice job, extremely nice job. = w=
Sponny your SOOOOOOO funny i watch ur rewiews all the time and i have seen “The Thing” and it scares the shit out of me XD
Noah, this was a funny ass review as usual, and it was nice to be able to actually relate to your criticisms. Meaning that most of the other games you review such as turn based RPGs were never my cup of tea, but that is what really makes you ripping on them so great. It’s kinda funny, but I remember playing this sometime around 2003. However, I have no idea how I managed to find it tolerable, even after the fact it shits on the source material(this was probably due to the fact this was one of the first games I downloaded free, and figured out how to install, and run it.) “The Thing” is hands down a top 5 sci-fi/horror classic, so there is no way in hell they could have pleased us hard-core fans. As for the Max Payne comment, I think that was reaching a bit. There is no doubt “fire levels” are so fucking cliche with survival horror these days, but I wouldn’t call the weak ass attempt made with “The Thing game” a blatant rip-off of MP. I think anyone who did a little back tracking would find several games before Max Payne that had fire levels as well. Regardless this is hilarious stuff, keep up the great work!
i dissagree with comment 21. the flaws you mention are still in the game. The boss battles are so broken and were obviously untested. Also about how worthless your teammates are, the horrible animation, the headcrab enemies, how useless the trust system is. I even found out the blood tests are completely worthless because all transformations are scripted. I especially hate how the flamethrower hurts you more than anything else. I couldnt even finish this game it was so bad
lol after i first saw this review, i couln’d believe how hard they screwed up that game….and just to see really how bad the game was, two days later i bought the game for 5$ and….i really made a mistake.
of course the picture for the video before you push play is of the fuse box count XD
thanks Spoony you save my money,i almost buy that “Thing” now i buy a better game.yeah thanks
“The Thing” why not “The Fusebox”
I bought this game in Game Station on Xbox only for about £1 and most the glitches I get is one of your teamates standing still even when you told them to follow you. I was disapointed to not find the glitch where Collins is riverdacing. The reason I stopped playing it is because the blowtorch and the flamethrower keeps on hurting me more often than the things.
When I first saw the cover to the game, I was completly hyped up to play The Thing. It looked epic. Then I played it…yeah, what butt load of shit! I didn’t get very far in the game but I honestly could care less. There was hardly any music, teammates can’t do shit, they wet themselves (I love seeing people wetting themselves in videogames…not!), and The Thing looks like the school lunch special gone horribly wrong. And of course, the fuse boxes…hooray…So kudos to your ability to play shitty games all the way through!! Keep up the reveiws!!
I too, was really hyped about this game.
I traded it back after playing it once, getting to the first ‘headcrab-a-things’, blowing away hundreds of them, and thinking “Well, the Thing was a nigh-unstoppable, cunning creature able to turn into combinations of the most dangerous creatures it’s ever encountered and absorbed or just mimic them exactly and it chooses THESE!? LAAAAAAME!”
Also, I too was disappointed at the very basic moralitytrust system. I totally fell for the hype… and I remember this game was hyped a lot.
Thanks for playing it through, though and letting me see the ending. Totally convinced me I did the right thing by trading it straight back to the store for a different game after one half-hour play session!
I too, was really hyped about this game.
I traded it back after playing it once, getting to the first ‘headcrab-a-things’, blowing away hundreds of them, and thinking “Well, the Thing was a nigh-unstoppable, cunning creature able to turn into combinations of the most dangerous creatures it’s ever encountered and absorbed or just mimic them exactly and it chooses THESE!? LAAAAAAME!”
Also, I too was disappointed at the very basic morality\trust system. I totally fell for the hype… and I remember this game was hyped a lot.
this last boss was worst that gears of war 2 and fable 2.
This game sucks big donkey balls
I remember this game and it… suck… I saw movie and… well movie was pretty disturping. There where like guy´s in some in Antarctica and they find… U.F.O remains… yay!! And then dogs get mad *splish slpash* Aaarghhh… Okau so… The Thing – game ummm… Well what I remember about this game… nothing!! I played this on PS2 but why… why I don´t remember it? Maybe it was so bad that I take with a spoon, piece of my brains out hope for that I won´t remember this… horrible game. Bad bad game… bad! Noah!! Come to my place so I can spank you and haard ;P Just kidding… dammit… I should stop drinking right now… But Movie was… good but disturping and the game… *drink some Sandel´s* Whatta piece of shit..
P.S. I hope you get it what was saying… bad english… so solly…
This was the game that turned into the bitter cynical husk I am today.
Yeah i agree i was really hyped up aswell i loved the movie but this game was just terrible it’s the biggest piece of shit i ever had the misfortune to play
It’s too bad they screwed this up. It had a pretty cool concept for its time.
Really, Spoony ? This game had bad graphics ? For 2002 ? Are you blind ? Graphics were quite awesome back then, they still look nice, and most importantly game engine was FAST.
Dude. Bad Religion’s ‘I Love My Computer’! Bad Religion is my absolute favorite band. Between this, your choice in comics, the fact that you play D&D, and your dislike of John Cena, I get the creepy feeling that you are steeling my life.
I PLAY THIS SHIT ARGGGG
I love Keith Davis, he’s awesome! He was the voice of fucking Goliath on Gargoyles! Then he played Spawn on the HBO cartoon which sadly wasn’t that good. :( But still, Keith Davis is the mother fucker!
I remember loving this game back when I got it. I played it last year and it’s just okay now. Not terrible, but not very good. I think my love for The Thing movie pulled me through it.
Oh, and the first game I can remember where you escape from an exploding building was X-Men 2: Clone Wars (I think that was the title), for Sega.
This game actually has a 77 on metacritic. Just a FYI :P
Well this game does look like a painfully average, dull thing, which is actually worse than a laughably bad game I think. I notice it was made by Vivendi, who made The Fellowship of the Ring, a beautiful-but-not-much-more game which I loved as a kid but find painfully easy and repetitive now. It’s still fun and atmospheric though, you should give it a try…
This is my favorite review!
Spoony…Legend as always!!!!
Spoony should review the shittiest next gen Wii game Ever:Dead Rising!!!
Yeah, I remember playing this game, that part with Collins cracked me up a LOT, but yeah, apparently they programmed it that once you passed a certain checkpoint, if you had any soldiers with you, they immediately turned into “Things” as to make you start alone again……STUPID PROGRAMMING. If they wanted you to start without the soldiers after a certain spot, just have a monster arm reach out and grab/kill your group, easy, simple, and keeps you on your toes cause that’d had been freaky as shit!
that thing with the exploding building was als ripped of from metroid.
the game wasnt all THAT bad, though it was very dull. Though I disagree with Spoony’s review, its still fun as hell to watch, since Spoony is the master at bitching about pointless and little things in an incredibly funny way.
Hes right though, there was no point bloodtesting your group, but the game wasnt bugged like spoony said. it was SCRIPTED in certain parts that you should not have any friends in it, and thats why some friends which were just fine and not infected, suddenly became so when they walked through a certain spot. Thats still bullshit of course.
Mostly that occurred in the ending of a level, or before boss, which just kind of throws the whole group-thing out of the window, real flaw in game designing that.
There was only one memorable guy in group though (besides the finnish guy engineer mofo who pwned everything and never really said anything.), and it was this wussy engineer in this one level, you save him when hes about to get executed by these soldiers, and after you give him a gun, he changes his wuss-mode into a badass-mode, and completely pwns every enemy around, and yells things like: “Take this you bitch! ” or “Eat this you fuck!” :D
Love this review and the Snatch reference!
This is the greatest review I have seen from you so far. “Oh my god! 2 fuse boxes in the same room, what do I do?” Genius!
Actually, games released long after the movie seem to do better. This game is an exception, lol.
That medic sounds like Cam Clarke.
rofl on the description i have Type 1 Diabetes and i loled on the refrences
did u find the recording mac-ready left? its in a shed near the ufo, just thought you’d like 2 know
Absolutely top-notch, Spoony!
This was the first Spoony vid i watch and evn though its been years since that day this one still makes me laugh and evn now when im trying to turn the electricity back on after a power cut all i can think of is that little ping sound :3
amazing review funny as always :3
This is one of my favorites among Spoony’s reviews^^ I especially love the “Colins” part and the “What is love” bit XD
lol, u did a complete irate-gamer skit here, complaing on one particular thing so long that it wasn’t even funny :P
I got this game about when it was released and it was really a scary game but maybe you thought so to and tried to cover it up by complaining on the fuse-boxes.. thats just.. fail dude.
This one sucked ass
u know what rips off half life as well. That the U.S. soldiers are against u, because you might be infected. (in half life, the headcrab zombie thing, and here the thing).
Heh, good review man.
Hmmm, wasn’t the hand-made UFO blown up my Macready with the sticks of dynamite to keep the Thing from escaping? How the hell is it appearing in the game? Unless there’s another version of the movie which it isn’t blown up that showed the developers didn’t watched the entire movie and just the end, or simply didn’t cared enough and wanted to show people how ugly a hand-made UFO looked like.
The haunted house from the 2007 Halloween Horror Nights in Universal Orlando that was modeled after the events of the movie’s aftermath made more sense then this game.
Game over whitley
This is one of my favorite vids, Spoony. For some reason, not to be a total dick, but I hope you incidentally buy more crappy games… for some reason.
Puke and Fuses! Seriously, people, get a grip on yourselves! No need to go stereo-hurling.
However, I still get a laugh from “Game Over, Whitley.”; honestly, obligatory Bobby-Badass hero line-much?
“I Love My Computer” – Bad Religion. Bonus points.
lol collins danse!
To be honest, this game actually had a lot of potential to at least be half-way decent. The Graphics look average for the time and having “The Thing” license actually had a lot of things going for it. To bad they f###ed it all up.
actually, i was happy to see Macready alive and well, even though it’s totally improbable.
BECAUSE MACREADY IS AWESOMEE!!!!!!
Just watched the movie for the first time. Very disgusting but good entertainment.
Well, I guess if there’s one thing you can learn from this game, it’s that if someone is river-dancing at random and won’t stop then they’re infected
i dont know,it sounds good every thing but the fuse boxs and the testing kit. i have had allys with retarted ai like in halo 3 on normal
I thought the DIY UFO bit the dust in the movie as well…Spoony complains that it isn’t big enough for Mr. Diabeetus to ride in, forgetting that the Thing could just send a headcrab. I always thought that the ship was for getting to somewhere else on Earth, maybe to set up a new base of operations (where a better ship could be buit) or to conquer the planet.
I remember playing this game – it drove me crazy with everything setting on fire for no reason or my retarded team-mates never trusting me (and they would all end up being the thing). The worst part was the end boss fight that I never got to play because my game disc jammed & would never work – I played the whole game only to not be able to finish – Noooooooooo!!!! Man I miss those fuse boxes…
My God… This review was what got me hooked on the Spoon, and after archive binging on Curtis’ sexual experimentation and Naked Zombie Sean Connery I can safely say I’m glad for this addiction.
I guess this would be where I add my own memories of this game:
When I played it, I actually kinda liked it. Yeah, upon retrospect it was a very derivative and samey game, and I never noticed just how mannequin-like the character models looked when speaking, but I still thought it kinda fun. Though even then, the game’s forgotten promise of “multiple solutions” infuriated me. Oh well.
A couple years later a friend of mine had bought it used for dirt cheap and I got to watch him play through it. For those of you still reading: remember that bomb that looked like The Joker designed it? You have about 30 seconds or so to get to an elevator you passed on the way to that room before, well, yeah. Anyway. When you make the elevator, there’s this cutscene of the bomb asplode and the last thing you see before the elevator doors close behind you is the fireball chasing you down the hallway.
Now, when my buddy had finished that preceding boss battle, he still had two guys following him around (and no, the game didn’t think you’d have anybody left or I think they’d have scripted their monsterizing). He made the elevator.
The cutscene started: the bomb ticks to :00. Cut to the lead standing in the elevator, facing into the hallway and that fireball.
And the two remaining survivors, not 20 ft from the elevator, looking at the fireball as it rounds the corner, then both simultaneously turning around just in time to see the doors shut.
Words cannot do this scene justice, nor can they accurately describe our hysterical reaction. I think I wet myself from laughing so hard.
I still bring it up to this day, five years later. If I could, I’d do it again myself and YouTube that shit.
I wanted SOOOOOOO badly to like this game…i really REALLY did. oh god but you’re right spoony, this game is infuriatingly bad. the trust system is pointless. I swear EVERY goddamn supporting character is infected anyway. and at the part where you showed the guy taking the blood test in the snowy tunnel (yeah, i know that narrows it down with this fucking game…) and then IMMEDIATELY not 5 FUCKING STEPS later, turning into a “thing”. I had the EXACT same circumstance. I died in the next scene a hell of a lot, so I got to run through that fucking tunnel quite a few times. so i tested him myself, and he came back clear, but still changed seconds later.
is it a glitch? was he supposed to turn there according to the script? what the fuck man? and all your other guys are fucking useless even for the brief time they may or may not be actually human. they can’t shoot for shit, they piss themselves and have a nervous breakdown every 2 goddamn seconds…it’s recockulous i tell you!!
and here’s the worst part…I paid TWENTY fucking bucks for that game, like 2 years AFTER it came out and died a worse death than spider head crab guy. like you, the thing is one of my favorite movies and i was so goddamn excited to play it. i missed it the first run, but then saw a lone dusty copy in a game store years later and thought “hey 20 bucks is a small price to pay for an awesome little gem like this, right?…i mean, it’s the fuckingThing, right?…right?”
wrong…epic fail for me.
as usual, fucking hilarious review of a crushingly dissapointing game. though you forgot to mention, not only are bullets in the wierdest goddamn places, but they are everywhere…and i mean everywhere. you couldn’t sneeze in that game without getting 4 boxes of rounds wet…but the kicker was…BULLETS WERE USELESS!!! that’s right, totally balls useless!! if you were fighting anything (and i mean anything) more powerful than the tiny head crabs, bullets just basically annoyed it, and you needed fire to kill it. fucking nazi bastards!!!!
“ze germans,,,” HAHAHAHA aaah…i feel better. thanks spoony
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Nice review… It made me want to see the move ‘The Thing’ but I can’t find it online anywhere T-T I even tried on demand, but I couldn’t find it there too… Anyone who sees this… You know a link? X/
hey jake, i found a link to the movie for you online. it’s here:
but i’d hurry up though, youtube has been getting really paranoid about letting people upload this stuff and they tend to take down almost every full movie anyone posts that isn’t totally public domain anymore. i can’t tell you how many times i’ve found something and either said i’d watch it later or didn’t finish it all the way and came back to check within days only to find it has been removed due to “terms of violation” or some such thing.
good luck, i hope it’s still there for ya, it’s a truly awesome movie and everyone should at least give it a try. helluva lot better than the game, as you might gather from spoony’s hilarious review.
…DAMN FUSE BOX’S!!! (which don’t come up as an issue even once in the actual film you’ll note…well maybe they mention it when there’s a power outage, but you never see even one person trying to fix one, hahaha)
lol that end boss fight is like in gears of war2 so similar
This review is mentioned in the Wikipedia article for the game, and is strangely the only negative review mentioned… Most reviewers for some reason gave it 7-9 out of 10! That’s pretty screwed up, ain’t it?
Dancing Collins was the best!
Spoony, I’m so glad you’ve mentioned this game. This is one of my FAVORITE horror movies of all time! It wasn’t so much about blood and gore, (granted, there was alot of that) but more about paranoia. That’s what made the movie original, that the people had to constantly be aware of there surroundings and because they never could tell who was infected, they freak out.
By the way, when you made that “test” part in your review on the river dancing guy, I knew immediately what your were going to get pissed about. I had the same reaction. I recently tested to the guy, so I saved previously. I tested him, and after entering each room I would test him. (About 3 rooms). Then I finally cross into one door, that hallway. The moment I step in there, he turns into a monster.
OH! You know what you should of mentioned? That grenades can kill you even if you throw them over walls. The walls are untouched, but your dead a shit.
When I got to the part that soldiers were shooting at me, I gave up. I wanted to play a horror game, not some crappy army thing. I was being pissed about so many things, but the moment I had to fight armed gunmen, I blew a fuse.
Oh! I almost forgot. If any game designer is reading this, please make a The Thing game. Not one like this, but something so freaking awsome that people will call it a masterpiece. It’s a great concept, great horror potential, and all it will take is somebody with common sense to make this. If I ever become a game designer, this will be my first project.
Star wars games tend to be good.
I remember when this came out, I was playing it with my brother. We were in some sort of compound with almost no ammo left and we were just running around, trying not to die. We had noticed that if you ran from the Things for a long enough period of time they’d stop following you and started sing that to our advantage, taking pot shots at them. It worked just fine for a while, until it didn’t. We thought the Thing had quit following us so when we turned around we both fuckin’ BUTT JUMPED out of our seats. It was funny as hell.
haha… great vid. One of my all-time favorite movies as well, too bad they can’t just seem to get the game-to-movie adaptations right… ever.
God, I owned this game. HURRRG. I owned the XBox version though, so the badness wasn’t too bad. Still, it could have been so, so, so much better
very conveniently placed caracine barrels wonder what i shall do??
lol really? the ‘one-ders’?
(yeah, i’ve seen this review, years ago, i forgot the reference…)
keep it up tho homie…
i deceided to do my own play through like you spoony i too love the thing so very much. you forgot that in one of the scenes carpenter lent his likeness to a docotor characters when you wake up at the base. you even showed his face and never mentioned it. not like it’s worth mentioning lmao.
but the controls fucking suck and you can’t remap them unless you do a selection,often times i found on the playstation 2 version that i’d shoot a guy who i was trying to give the test to and the others would gang rape me wit thier machine guns thinking i was the thing. our how about that selection bottons on the d-pad. or those team mates who just change on the fly and if you don’t have a gun ready how fucked you are because they’ll turn into the thing right behinde you and basicaly go hentai tenticle porn on your ass or puke thing juice all over you till you die.
and see if any part of the thing comes into contact with you you should become the thing how is if a little puke gets on you it doesn’t transform you? well obviously it would mean game over even faster but it’s not something that has any continuity whatsoever to the movie.
the mcready part doesn’t bug me so much because there was always a chance somehow they’d get rescued and if someone was gettign rescued i wanted it to be mccready. have you read the graphic novels at all? maccready usualy survives and childs in most cases ended up being the thing. in the novels most people didn’t want to militarize the thing it was just slowly assimulating the planet and in most cases they left the ending wide open like an homage to carpenters works. in most cases the novels pretty much blow because for plot convinence. where the thing just wastes so much fucking time incognito rather then assimulating way more people thus making it unstopable by sheer number alone.
i want a sequal i want kurt russell back for it even if it seems like utter bullshit to the enth degree that either him or childs would survive provided that they are human. but it seemed somewhat plausable that mccready finds an ice breaker ship like in the graphic novels but i don’t know i just liked mccready alot in the movie.
be that as it may the odds that mccready finds a ship gets a helicopter,finds you and just happens to be johnny on the spot is asking alot. now you see why this game and all other continuation media have been dubbed “unoffical sequals.” to the thing by john carpenter himself. carpenter has a script for a sequal but they studios don’t want to make it which is sad in a way i want to see how carpenter would have continued the movies in the 80′s. but as you may know they have a prequel dealing with the norweigen camp in the works as we speak. that could be either really good or really bad as prequeals sucks…god i hate you george lucas kill the force and the big reveal in empire strikes back you fucking idiot. but i digress cause it would be cool to see how everything happened and went wrong in the norweign camp…but the visial will never be the same and so the movie won’t rank as highely by comparrison unless they have good writting on it. meh i don’t know i love the thing and i hope they won’t fuck it up anymore then the damage done by this game good god it sucked.
also militarizing an alien they also ripped off aliens ressurection again not worth the mention but so much went into ripping off games that it was horrible because the controls sucked,you got the stupid fuze boxes and shit .anyways take care.
can’t believe i forgot the even mention this. if you really want a thing like experience that doesn’t make your brain explode with anger and had things like…atmosphere they you should pick up and review EXTERMINATORS it was way more thing then the thing was and it didn’t suck aaaaand the controls weren’t stiff and ackward and best of all no fucking fuse boxes.
This game is not a remake of The Thing it’s like a sequal it’s not that bad, they worked with what they can but they did kinda fuck it up they should make this game with modern graphics and better unit control and it may be good.
There is actually a place to hide from the “dangling penis monster”. All you have to do is crouch directly underneath it and it can’t hit you. Rediculous, I know.
The Thing received a generally favorable critical reception with an average critic score of 80% for the PS2 version, 78% for the PC and 77% for the Xbox at Game Rankings. Edge magazine awarded it 7 out of 10 in issue 116, highlighting the well-managed tension and atmosphere, and the impressive weapon effects (such as the flamethrower.) However, the reviewer was ultimately disappointed by the game’s linearity.
GameSpot also awarded the PC version 7.7 out of 10, while giving the Xbox and PS2 versions an 8.4 criticizing the “fear/trust/infection” system (one of the main features of the game) as having little impact. However, the reviewer felt that the game still worked as a good shoot ‘em up with almost flawless presentation. IGN rewarded The Thing with a 8.5 out of 10 for the PC version and their complaint about this game was its lack of replay value. GameZone gave it a 8 out of 10.
Official UK PlayStation 2 Magazine was very taken by the game’s high quality, awarding it a 9 out of 10 and describing it as “top-class survival horror meets one of the best sci-fi movies of all time. Excellent.”
John Carpenter himself praised the game, saying, “You gotta play this one, it’ll blow you away.” This quote was featured on the rear cover of the game itself.
This review made me want to get the movie on DVD…guess that's a good thing
I love the movie. I OWN IT ON DVD! BOOYAH!
I loved it when Spoony dies for no apparent reason and says “Bullshit! How did I die!!?” The way he expressed that was priceless.
i sooo guessed max payne B-) but i don't think noah ever explained why he didn't have to blood sample his comrades? does anybody else know why? was it because he gets captured?
i saw this game in gamestop the other day for 5 bux and decided against it cause of your funny review.
Excellent Reveiw, I love in all these older games how their are these right old looking computer next to these incredibly futuristic looking ones, it does the same in half-life! Still, keep up the reviews!
I love this review even more everytime I see itKeep up the good work man :)
I enjoyed this game with my friends when we got our hands on it… why? because we were like 12 13 and we enjoyed the puking and the cursing (in spanish) i don`t find this to be a bad game, maybe is some kind of nostalgia… but this review is freaking funny love the dance part and that fusebox shit.Keep it up because your reviews are hilarious and your vlogs are funny and sometimes kind of informative :)
Hah, I just bought this (preowned) from a GameStop for the Xbox, just so we could have a laugh at it with a friend of mine. I've always considered this as one of Spoony's best reviews, and when I noticed the game in the preowned shelf, I just couldn't resist myself. And besides, it was only 11 euros or something, not a big deal. :P
Excellent review! Game looks really shitty! :o
However, if you want to see a really good movie game done more than twenty years after the movie's premiere, play The Warriors. Not the new crap that came out for x360 and the such, but the PS2/Xbox/PSP game by Rockstar. It's a hallmark of what can be done with a movie license if the developer CARES.
Ever notice that both Escape from New York and Big Trouble in Little China feature fuse/junction boxes? Ironic, isn't it?
The best part about the fusebox in Big Trouble in Little China is listening to the commentary track. It wasn't supposed to explode that close to Kurt Russel's head.
nice hit on Rosie O'Donnel
to tell you the truth though ive never heard of the movie b4
I considered getting this game for a little while, but then I pulled my head out of my ass and realized what a stupid idea it was. Nice to know for sure that I didn't miss anything.
The movie still rules, though.
No man, if you really want a Thing-like experience play Dead Space.
Excellent review. I'm Netflixing “The Thing” right away. Best part of this review: “That Thing You Do” song.
I remember as a kid actually liking this game, I don't know, I didn't have THAT many bugs actually. but I did hate the headcrabs… completely boring sequences with those. But I don't think that my liking of this game lasted, since I never actually finished, I just stopped playing it.
I wonder if any of the game developers saw The Thing. I mean film, not the thing.Well now when im thinking about this they all must be things! because only imitation can made this shit.
Very good. Probably your best review.
this is my favorite spoony review. this is probably the 10th time i've watched it. once FFX is done though… that'll almost certainly be my favorite. the first episode was pure gold, i'm sure the rest of it will be fantastic
I was just about to post the exact same comment, I swear.
He demonstrated it when he he tested the Riverdancing guy, the test turned up negative only for the guy to become a mutant anyways. It just shows that the tests themselves are either glitchy or just plain unreliable.
One of Spoony's earliest and one of his best.
Riverdance makes me crack up every time.
As for the game itself… it makes me sad. There was a lot of wasted potential there that could have been fixed if it hadn't been pushed out of the womb too early. Hell, this is probably the first high profile case of a publisher forcing a developer to release unfinished, something that has become all but ubitiquous these days. :/
I think this is my my favorite review all time
i laugh every time i see it
huh all these guys puking reminds me of the Boomer from Left 4 Dead. they should call this game Boomers n fuses
“Puke and Fuses”heheheheh. . .
I loved the movie and yet I haven't tried this game out. I did did read that the game did well on the PS2 and Xbox but damn you ripped it 5 new ones. great rant
Kurt Russell is the fucking man.
The Thing is freaking awesome movie.Love the part at 06:10, cracks me up every time! xDDDNo matter how bad things are and if your obsessed by an alien lifeform, theres always time to do some riverdancing to a rocking tune. :D
Hilarious review and definitely one of my favourites.
I remember playing this game on xbox. I played the hell out of it for some unknown reason, and I remember it like a shitstain in my memory. Not sure if you're gonna read this spoony, but I just wanted to touch on some things you mentioned.
The part with Collins wasn't a “bug” but a completely intended and completely stupid mechanic. I remember that several times, your partners seem to morph into things for no reason at all! Well, what happens, is that it seems that the developers had designed this one magic pixel of spot to be a morphswitch for your teammates. Regardless of them being infected or not. I remember guiding 3 of those meandering dimwits through a level, when they hit a meaningless doorway and turned into Things all at once! After I bloodtested all of them!! I guess the devs wanted you to progress through the rest of the level by yourself, and found no other way of accomplishing that besides copping you out and turning all of your partners into Things for the hell of it. And that happens alot.
Another thing you didn't mention, but we saw in the video, was how fucked up the flamethrowers were. All of your weapons lock on to things at close range, otherwise you a first person view to shoot precisely. The flamethrower does not lock on at all, and if you attempt to shoot it out of First Person view, Blake will shoot fire directly onto the floor and basically on his own boots and burn himself like an asshole. In order to really combat any Things yourself with a flamethrower, you need to shoot in First Person view. But that's fucking stupid! You can't even move if you're in first person, and if you try to chase a retreating Thing with the flamethrower, you'll just constantly run over the fire you're shooting and kill yourself. It's fucking bullshit. However, the AI's seem to able to move and blast fire in any direction as they please. It's almost always better to give them the flamethrowers since trying to use them yourself is miserable. But yeah. This game was very disappointing,
I remember looking forward to it so much. Nothing worked out the way it was supposed to. The “trust” system amounted to either using 1 of the 50 bloodtest hypos in your kit on yourself, giving a stranger one of the 9 shotguns you're holding, or just standing in front of them and pointing a gun in their face until they agree to follow you (Seriously, that works. Seeing any person standing around was just a manner of overcoming a minor obstacle before they join you.) They're supposed to become hysterical and uncooperative, forcing you to taze them or drug them with adrenaline, which also never happened.
Fuck this game and fuck my life for ever wasting my goddamn time on it. Great review though.
That one guy sounds like The Tourettes Guy….wait a minute….
Best. Spoony. Review. EVER.
I remember a friend of mine telling me about this game before it came out, but i never played it. And now upon your review, Im glad I never did.
my god that's a lot of fuse boxes.
Wow, have the movie, have the game. Two things. First, you gripe about a lot of little stuff. Consider it was an early game and based on a B movie. Second, you mean to tell us you didn't get the ending? Dude, Mac was an alien. That's why he survived the cold. I got that right off at the end. This was the game's way of saying “you actually lost”. That was the whole point of “The Thing” was that it took over your body. It was a simple twist in the ending. I can't believe you didn't pick up on that.
This is the first time I've been to your site. I watched several reviews of games. Seems you should be working to make your own games because you find fault with everything else. There is so much about this review that I could respond to. It's rather lame. Go out and get a real job, dude.
Jack is a twatbag.
If Mac was an alien then why the hell he would help that marine? That's stupid.The Thing a B movie? If so then you are a B internet troll. Try harder next time.
Yeah, that's John Carpenter's entire MO. He makes low budget movies. You obviously don't know anything about him or The Thing. I mean, spoony complains about the cheapness of the movie (UFO, flame throwers, etc) and that's the theme. Wait until your balls drop to post about something older than you, kid.
Good one. Your blazing intelligence and logical reasoning have persuaded me.
Oh, and Mac was an alien, yes. First, the whole point of taking over a body was to blend in and take over other people (ie, take over the planet). Of course he's going to act like a helpful guy and fly the friggin chopper to civilization. If you watched the original movies (yes there were actually 2) you'd know this. That is the alien's goal, idiot. Secondly, how do you explain that he survived the cold when Giles didn't? Because he was an alien!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Stupid fuck.
Oh, and I love the comments here from all these posters who have never played the game…or never even saw the movie, and yet the agree with the review. What a bunch of loser, nerdy, bandwagon followers. Get a life.
You call me names and for the end you call me a kid. Yep, you're definitely a B class internet troll. Don't want to wast too much time on some random internet asshole but lets clear two things up.
1. Budget for Carpenter's films usually weren't big, true, but that doesn't mean that his films are B class(B movies). Many of them are considered by majority as masterpieces(including “The Thing”). And btw “The Thing” had a quite big budget. 2. Secondly, if Mac DIDN'T show up, the marine would be most likely DEAD. So if the Mac-alien had already a helicopter he could quite easily reach civilization without marine help, then why help him? Also, I doubt that aliens like to kill each other or sacrifice themselves, especially such a big specimen. To sum it up: YOU'RE TALKING BULLSHIT.
Deal with it, little troll and get lost.
Spoony might need to get a job, but you need to get a hobby. Find something better to do with your evenings than cussing out kids who are ten years your junior.
For someone’s first time visiting The Spoony Experiment, you have an awful lot of unfounded assumptions. If you actually took the time to read some of the posted comments rather than having a knee-jerk reaction, you would have noticed a lot of people on the forums actually disagree with Spoony’s reviews. Most people at some point down the line take issue with something Spoony said, and are vocal about it. But as civil human beings, we take it in stride. He’s entitled to his opinion just as we are. But Lord forbid that anyone disagrees with you, Jack the Wack, or shits on your precious video games.
Your welcome to create as many imaginary video game endings as you want, but don’t act like a conceited asshole when someone calls bullshit.
But seriously, start a stamp collection or something.
Spoony might need to get a job, but you need to get a hobby. Find something better to do with your evenings than cussing out people ten years your junior.
To answer your second point, I must admit the alien thing makes sense. The thing with the marine makes sense because, generally, when someone is flying around into any country people ask questions and considering the US probably kind of already knew what was going on, I am guessing if McCreedy flew in they would have guessed him an alien and shot his ass down. By helping the marine he can use the marine as a ticket to land, which would end in one of two ways: he makes it to the US and we are all fucked or they shoot him and the marine down – a fittingly macabre ending to what was likely meant to be a suicide mission anyways.
While good ol boy jack is a bit of a jerk, he maybe onto something with alien McCreedy. Or maybe I just have a love of fucked up endings and want him to be right.
And this is coming from the guy who only came here to bitch about the spoonyone.
Plus anyone with half a brain could tell this game is garbage.
I bet you that Jack has nothing better to do than sit on his computer in his mum’s basement.
Oh, and I love the comment from this poster who has never met any of the posters…or even formed a proper sentence, and yet he decided to come here and insult them. What a loser, nerdy, hypocrite. get a life.
Oh ad hominem attacks, how I’ve missed you in the time I’ve spent away from 4chan.
Yes, I’m sure that all the weird glitches in the game, the plot that appears from nowhere and has nothing to do with the orignal story and the huge plot holes in the game plot (like where McCreedy found a spare helicopter with machine in the middle of Antarctica!), I’m sure they’re all homages to Carpenter.
Oh, and don’t bother trying to degrade me by just going ”omg, u dont no anytin bou the Thing, u dont no wat John Carpenter wanted, only i no!!”, as if it’s some magic source material only you have access to, please spare me. I’ve seen the orignal, I own a special edtion DVD of Carpenter’s version, and seen it more times than you’ve gotten laid (which is probably still stuck in single digits, if that) I’ve even read the short story they were based on, or didn’t you know it was based on a story? And yes, I played this game when it came out, and I agree: it was god-awful. So, if you’re done being a jackass, or I used to many big words for you, drop it.
Maybe I’m stupid but I kind of liked this game on the PS2. PROBABLY because I knew nothing about the movie. Perhaps my not knowing about the movie allowed me to enjoy it as is, and perhaps the PS2 port was improved over the PC? Just my thoughts…
Never played this game… never will…
We meet the most fearsome enemy of the Thing….Fuse boxes.
Don’t question the logic of the Thing,…it exists to blow your mind
This games wasnt that bad. Ive played a hell of allot worse. A little confusing and repetitive at times but not that bad. And the graphics are on par for a friggn video game that came out in early 2002. I mean come on dude, you wanna see a raped movie licensed game go play Gods and Generals. That makes this game look like MW2.
Flamethrowers are very common on sub-zero research stations. If you can think of a better/faster way to de-ice equipment, they’d love to hear it.
Grandpa?? What the hell are you doing here?? You died last year!
Oh hey, fancy seeing you on the front page again.
Good memories from this one. Spoony was the first reviewer I ever watched, and obviously The Thing was one of the first reviews I ever saw, so, yeah, a lot of nostalgia floatin up here. Review’s still good after so long, too.
This seems oddly familiar.
There’s never a bad time to watch my favourite Spoony rant! I waited in the shop 4 fucking hours on release day for this broken piece of syphilitic horse discharge and I’m STILL pissed about it.
I think I set the wrong date in the Deloreon.
holy time travel batman!
OMG My Favorite Spoony Review of all time!
I wonder why precisely this is up on the front page, not that I’d didn’t like this review nor am I complaining that he reposted this rather than something new, I’m just curious as to why?
Spoony said that all through Halloween he is going to be reposting old reviews while he works on new ones.
I was hoping maybe it was a subtle hint of what the Halloween review will be… or maybe it is,
The fuse boxes have returned… RUN FOR YOR LIVES!!!
The river dancing dude made me LMFAO.
Awesome! The Return of Puke and Fuses!
Could we please not have thinly veiled porn ads on the side of our screen, nor something about pigs being killed or yadda-yadda mm bacon?
Yeah, gotta love the kind of people that advertisers think frequent this site. Based off ads alone I would say that the average guys idea of a Spoony fan is a geeky vegan who doesn’t know his girlfriend’s g spot from her toenail. I don’t know whether to laugh or feel deeply ashamed and inadequate.
So much support of this statement^
Why does it say “by scarlelt”?
Because she was the one that posted the video.
back when she took over as webmistress she reorganized everything so she was the one who reposted the older vids.
i would love to see Spoony fully review/lets play Eternal Darkness Sanity’s requiem for Halloween.
This was the first review I saw of Spoony on Youtube! Then I found out he was “making friends with the glasses” and I sqee’d with joy.
One of my favorite reviews and I haven’t even seen the movie that led up to this garbage! (Which is blasphemy, I know)
I have. It’s a very good movie.
So… who do you think would win in a fight? The fuse box army, or grass? My money is on naked zombie Sean Connery.
This is the first Spoony review I ever saw!
In all honesty, I can’t remember which was the first video I saw on this site. I only discovered TSE at some time in the second half of 2008. But this is the review that made me a fan when I found it in the archives.
It was like: ‘This is the kind of humor and anger I like!’
Plus, I really like the ‘Thing’ movies, so I could easily understand how much this game must piss a fan off.
Guess at least now he can make more fuse box jokes since the origin is fresh in everyone memory again.
I always considered this game non-canon since I like the mystery of the ending of the film.
Sorry to double post, but seriously the plot holes and inconsistencies in this game totally destroy it’s chances of being canon. The space ship that was made under the shed was completely blown to smithereens with dynamite yet it is perfectly intact as it was in this game.
I don’t either, but, sadly, John Carpenter himself signed on as the game being “canon”.
Not that I think that lends an inch of credibility to this aberration….and honestly, it’s not as if this is a CAPCOM caliber plot mess where we have to weed out “too stupid to be true” type stuff.
Nor do I really blame John…the dude’s slowly dying of melanoma (that he actually acquired while filming the movie) so…if it gets the guy money, I don’t hold it against him. That he’s only going to be remember for Halloween (fuck you Rob Zombie) and The Thing is…sad. People don’t even remember that the line “Chew Bubblegum and Kick Ass” came from They Live(not Duke Nukem) anymore…
Absolutely love this review, i play this in the background while playing games all the time
I totally hated John Carpenter’s remake of the original movie. Sadly he did everything every horror remake does… more gore, more bad language and a higher stupidity level of the actors. If you want to see a much better, much more suspenseful version watch “The Thing From Another World” made in 1951. Great review, by the way! I almost bought this a couple of times when it originally came out but I never did.
John Carpenter’s The Thing was much better :P The Thing from Another World was just silly…
Not only did Carpenter sign off on this he provided a voice for one of the characters, Dr. Faraday. Something that I’m surprised you didn’t mention. Awesome review though.
What’s interesting is that the trap terminal the engineer asks you to fix, in the room of poison gas is an actual terminal, with a few simple words that one might call a cliche, or maybe a pun. “Breath Deep.” I almost died from pure laughter. The fact that he even expected you to mess with the computer in the first place, instead of trying to find a way out, that was hilarious. Why bother to put the message there, clearly he expected you to die a slow painful death, but even then. “Breath Deep.” Out of all his 007 villain like plans, the only thing he could think to type was “Breath Deep.” You could go one to ask why there was a gun control in the room in the first place, or why they had such large gas tanks next to more computers outside… But why bother, because none of it really makes any sense.
My theory? Macready is secretly a Thing. It’s a good way to get to the mainland, and I can’t think of any other way for him to survive.
Writer’s convenience. : )
i heard theres another remake on the way?!
Well first John Carpenter’s The Thing IS a remake. The original was called The Thing from Another World. Anyways its not a remake its a prequel. With the story revolving around the Norwegian team that originally encountered the Thing. Personally I’m looking forward to it, but obviously there are a million things (heh pun) that go wrong. Only time will tell.
I know this isn’t probably going to happen. But have you ever thought about going back to this game re-review it? Just asking because your current review process is such much different from when you first started out. It might be an interesting project to do if you ever get the free time.
Four years later, and Puke and Fuses still is hilarious. All this is missing is some Dr. Insano to really go off the rails.
I loved the movie. My personal favorite of all the John Carpenter films. This game was such a disappointment….You know the funny thing though? I know the person who did the cover art. His son was my best friend up until college….God damn, and he said he was proud of how the game came out x.x I guess that might be why I am not friend’s with his son anymore…XD
Spoony…also surprised you didn’t make a note that the ship was blown up at the end of the movie lol. Sorry, ^^ I watch the movie wwwaaayyyy too much so I know it like the back of my hand..
Third note….I think having a flame thrower makes sense in the movie because were the people to get snowed in, they could melt the snow with it. That was my thought anyway. x.x;; Sorry, I’ll shut up now…
Apple jacks 94′
This game is the one which taught me to lower my expectations and not believe the hype for any game. It
prepared me for Fable. I imagined how cool it’d be to send different squadmates out to perform tasks, always
worrying one would transform into a monster. But there was no dynamic infestation system. When teammates
transformed it was in scripted events. As for the trust system, it just meant shooting an ally would eventually
make him attack you.
Also the team members? You go through most of the game without any (atleast as far as I played). The main
character can repair fuse boxes unless there’s an engineer in the group. If there’s an engineer, any fuse
box you come across will be beyond the main character’s skill so you’ve to switch squad members to add
Without quicksave the survival horror became a chore and the mechanic of having to finish enemies off with
fire (when they’re charging you and you’re too slow to keep your distance) was a pain in the ass.
I only got as far as inside the spaceship/labs, after the boss. I didn’t get to the gov. soldiers.
The amazing thing is that the AI for squad-based games has barely improved from those days. It would be cool if these sorts of games would just give you the option to go it alone with a slightly increased difficult level or something, so you wouldn’t even have to bother with your teammates. By the way Spoony, if you want to see some horrible team AI, check out Blacksite: Area 51 for Ps3 and XBOX 360. They makes the dudes in this game look like geniuses.
Yahtzee liked this review.
They clearly didn’t watch the movie too closely either, the numbskull developers, I mean. Childs is unarguably a Thing by the end of the movie. If you watch, he’s wearing a different color coat when he reappears to MacReady at the very end.
As was established, becoming a Thing fucks up your clothing. There’s also parallels you can draw between Macready’s closing words to Childs and when he “defeats” the computer chess machine by dumping his whiskey on its motherboard… for his “body” to be discovered perfectly human looking is….yeah.
I am so sorry everyone, and especially Spoony. They’re remaking “The Thing”. And its coming out THIS year! They already have photos and everything! NOO!!!! WHY!? It’s just gonna be a shitty plot plus some female nudity (yes, they have two females now) and the same effects just in shittastic CGI. NO!!!!
Heh. Funny part though? The villain from Legend of the Guardians is the hero.
actually it’s not a remake; it’s a prequel. It takes place in the research outpost the dog thing escaped from in the beginning of the movie (with the helicopter following and shooting it) I saw the trailer for it (a special showing at Halloween Horror Nights Orlando because we had a Thing haunted house one year) It doesnt look half bad. I hear they’re trying to keep away from CGI and stick with animatronics sooooo we’ll see.
I really do hope you’re right. But from what I’ve gathered it’s not a “loyal” prequel. It takes place at a US base, which the original was not. If you have a link that can disprove that impression, PLEASE share. I would love to be proven wrong on this one.
No, it takes place at the Norwegian base, it’s just that the main characters are all English/American, the redshirts are the actual Norwegian scientists, and the main character is NOT like Kurt Russel but is instead Scott Pilgrim’s girlfriend playing an American “paleontologist” (quotes because she’s WAY to young to be nearly credited enough to merit being one of the first scientists to document mankind’s first encounter with extraterrestrial life and is only there to fulfill the modern status quo of only attractive actors being allowed in horror films). Oh, and the producers have stated that she’s supposed to be a parallel to Ellen Ripley. Yet another cult classic of the ’80s ruined by Hollywood’s greed…
Spoony, I gotta hand it to you. Watching Collins river dance like that has got to be one of the greatest and funniest moments I have every seen.
“I’M LOCKED, LOADED AND READY TO MAKE SHIT DEAD!”
See, I’ve actually watched this review several times but had to watch it again. First seeing had me inspired to watch the Carpenter film but I didn’t get around to it till today (and it was completely awesome!) So I felt I had it to watch it again through the lens of having actually seen the movie. Thank you Spoony, for introducing me to great movies.
The Thing is freaking awesome. I played this game quite a bit, too. It’s too bad they ballsed it up, cus The Thing is really fertile ground for survival horror. Let’s hope the prequel film I hear is being made will be better.
This Movie was amazing. the game…sucked i also got blackballed by my friends for saying this sucked. what they really need to do is remake it with better graphics and controls and revamp the trust system
Oh man, circling the boss so it can’t do anything and you get a million free shots. Reminds me of King’s Field the Lost City. Giant spider bosses suck.
I love the movie, and FUCKING HATED THIS GAME, I wanted to beat something after I played it, too bad I hadn’t seen this review first. Just one thing, the reason people in the antarctic have a flamethrower is in case someone/something is trapped behind/beneath snow, but besides that everything else in this game is complete bullshit.
The only thing that annoys me about the movie is the ending, now don’t get me wrong, I LOVE the ending, probably my favorite of all time, but people are constatantly speculating about it, when they should realize that, one even if they did guess who was a thing or not it would ruin the ending, and two any sort of minor plot holes aren’t intentional to implicate one or the other, it’s just a mishap. JUST ENJOY THE ENDING!
I actually can explain the flamethrower other than the common guy thing answer. They’re in Antarctica. Coldest land on the planet. You can either shovel the ice and snow or melt it with a flamethrower. I’d go the Charmander route any day in the arctic.
Hmph, I haven’t actually played The Thing, but I remember that when it came out gamer magazines and websites referred to it as one of the best survival horror games ever. My brother played it and he said the same thing. I noticed that Spooney is playing the version for PS2, maybe the PC version was better.
I just thought you should know, had you not seen the preveiw, their making a new The Thing movie. I don’t know why, but I first thought of it here, but I saw and heard of it here first so I thought of telling you.
Spooney is playing the PC version of the game.
It’s the same on PS2,Xbox and PC. I have all 3 versions since I am a big Thing fan.
And yes the game does suck. I never finished it because it sucked so bad that I refused to waste anymore time on the piece of crap.
“And yes the game does suck. I never finished it because it sucked so bad that I refused to waste anymore time on the piece of crap.”
Yet you own 3 copies?
Who wants a Thing game based on the new movie? Bets on better or worse than this one?
More or less fuse boxes?
I thought it was decent when I thought of the game as spoony quoted it “another dime a dozen over-the-shoulder third person shooter” it was fine if you had that mindset but once you looked at it as a “the thing” game it sucked more balls then a prostitute on armageddon but i degrease good review spoony
both this game and the NC’s review of James and the Giant Peach are similer. they were both critically received (TT: Metacritic 77 JNTGP: 93% RT) but they were both bashed by their respective reviewer. if i had the game i could give an opinion of it but i really can’t.
This game sucked. I bought it cause i watched the film and liked it but the game just…pissed me off.
LOL, i guess my goverment is experimenting on these things! HAHA
Using any form of logic this is a very unhappy ending as McCreedy would only survive is he was a Thing. So yeah. Victory to the bad guys because of bad writing.
Wait did the soldier just cock that sub-machine gun.
WHAT THE HELL??? how could they do this to the movie?? how a guy could be so stupid or lame,
who is the mother F who did this, i am gonna beat his ass with the Fcking flame thrower
So this is where fuse box count came from.
You know…the movie tie in game of Constantine makes MORE sense then the movie itself. So actually there is like ONE movie tie in game that is more fun and more sense then the movie. Yeah… that is bad. ((and as bad as the game is, its fun to play I admit that. Dime a dozen Resident Evil clone basically, but at least even clones can be good.))
Everyone knows that video games based on movies suck donkey dick. Same
thing with movies based on video games, there are some exceptions.
Movies like Tomb Raider & Mortal Kombat did fairly well, didn’t
exactly break box-office records or won an Academe award, but they are
better than most movie-based video games. Video games like Golden Eye
for the N64 was a smash hit when it came out & still a great game to
this day. The Thing sounds like a good game on paper & the “trust”
system made the game unique, but it just wasn’t executed very well.
Theres a lot of fuse boxes he get
The King Kong game was better than the movie.. in fact, it’s a great game on it’s own.
there are expections to that rule.
Like the infamous “THQ” made a pretty good GC game for Madgascar, and a even more fun seqel with the second moive on ps2.
But yes. Most of the time they suck
Okay seriously name at least one movie based game that was good. I doubt anyone can come up with one.
Goldeneye on the n64
Okay you have a point there my bad.
the original star wars trilogy on the snes, batman returns, indiana jones adventures on the snes, dick tracy sega genesis, etc, etc, etc.
Excuse while I insert foot into mouth. lol
Notice that all those listed are on older consoles, so some of that might be nostalgia talking, though to be fair I’ve only played half of them and I’ll admit they were awesome.
I think the advent of the Playstation marked a downslide in certain qualities while others were improved (graphics, spoken dialogue in some cases) to “compensate”, though of course there are exceptions to the idea here and there.
Scott Pilgrim vs The World
6:12 Stop! Hammertime.
This game started off okay, but they lost me when they decided to turn it into the X-Files about 1/3 of the way through.
The whole blood test thing was bogus too, since characters changed into Things at pre-determined times; I too had instances where I’d give a guy a blood test and have him pass it, only to see him turn in a Thing two steps later. Eventually I just stopped doing the blood tests.
To be fair the bosses were decent, even though all the fights took place in broom closets with hardly any room to move.
This developer also made Evolva, which is considerably better than The Thing. At one point The Thing even re-uses one of the enemies from that game, which made me laugh.
i’ve seen this game so many times second hand, and always pictured it being a cool game but i’ve never actualy picked it up to check out the back of the cover. thankfully i never got it !!!
ps. the flame thrower is so the machinery doednt ice up
I never get tired of seeing this.. GAME OVER WHITLEY!! HAHAHAHAH..
im having trouble figuring out which review is my favorite: this or the ripper
This was the first review I watched from Spoony years ago, and honestly as bad as the game looked. This video inspired me to buy the game, just to laugh at how bad it is.
My first too, lol!
Oh this is gold. I love this video. Never even heard of the game before…but only now do I know where the scene with the river dancing guy coems from.
ya know,i admit this game is a piece of shit,but it holds s special place in my heart cause it was so glitchy and the dialog was so bad it was just hilarious to play through. the mention of the ridiculous bomb was one of my favorite parts of the game along with dancing mcspazzy.
The dancing river dancing soldier made me cry laughing! OMFG HILARIOUS!!
This review is awesome and probably the best one on this site. I have watched it a dozen times this past week alone. I cry laughing every single time. A+++++++
God, the circle-strafing a boss bit… Reminds me of KOTOR and KOTOR 2. Easiest way to defeat a Sith Lord like Malak or Kreia? Circle-strafe the bitches with Life Drain!
If you spam force wave or thermal detonators, you’ll win in seconds.
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No Fuse box count or comment in the last year about? I mean youtube is in shambles *screams like a girl* ha I love this review but I just watched Hell Kitchen’s and sometimes I am really surprised about that drawing gold from a shit “game.” Anyhow! Spoony for life, Beware the Sacrilege! I am wearing that hat I just bought. This is a classic.
“Weyland Yutani wants an alien”, wait, what movie was this again? “The Gub’ment wants an alien”. I know that anti-government is fashionable right now, but turning all organic life on the planet into gooey biomass, and theoretically all the universe, to stop communism? Even the 9/11 truthers have got to twitch at that one.
A far less insulting scenario that could still set up the hidden base cliche would be something along the lines of “he government is freaking scared of this thing, knows it can communicate, and wants to interrogate it to learn if there are other things like it in the universe before obliterating it.
I came up with that in five minutes, and that not only justifies one sequel, but could be a hook into another. but it’s probably best just to kill the idea here while it’s just one game.
Beyond it being heavily inspired by Lovecraft’s “At the Mountains of Madness,” which I always thought was pretty neat, The Thing was great for its way of building tension through character interaction and the general premise (I always figured gear they had like flamethrowers were designed more for melting ice than for combat, and the setting itself was a large part of the atmosphere), along with some well met payoffs in serious shock and horror through great practical effects. It doesn’t strike me much as being good action shooter material. Maybe, if tried again with fresh eyes and current developments in how to tell a story in that genre through gaming, a lot more could be done. Wish they didn’t try shoving these types of games out before they’re capable of living up to a legacy, but still, that doesn’t mean its impossible to make a good game out of a concept like this…. that said, a true rendition of “At the Mountains of Madness” in game form would be even better. I doubt we’d even worry about something like The Thing anymore.