Those Games We Play

Crackdown: Why Can't I Destroy The Evil Clown Head?

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Available on the Xbox 360

Quick Review:

Crackdown is a third-person shooter that places an emphasis on gravity-defying leaps and crazy-big explosions.

You level up key abilities by killing gang members, completing races & stunts and by grabbing orbs. It is quite rewarding seeing your noticeable improvement in your abilities.

What's not so rewarding is actually completing tasks. Are there any prizes for cleansing crime from an entire section of city? Nope. Just makes it a dull part of town to patrol around.

Aside from stuttering framerates during fancy explosions, and a target-lock system that prefers passing cars to actual enemies, this game delivers lots of fun: just running around and dishing out justice.

Recommended for those who must collect orbs!

4 stars

Lizzy Says

After the rubber duckies have served their country upside some ne'er-do-well's head, remember to release them into the water so they can rejoin the mother duckie in the ocean.

Clyde Says

Has Jackie Chan ever used a rubber duckie in self-defense?

Artist's Notes

This strip was inspired directly from real life. I would watch my girlfriend play the game, and was amazed by her determination to rid the city of even the most minor of criminals and hide their bodies in the ocean.

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