Please sign in or sign up!
  • Forget your password?
  • Want to sign up?
  •       ...blogs for gamers

    Find a GameLog
    ... by game ... by platform
    advanced search  advanced search ]
    GameLog Entries

    dkirschner's Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PC)

    [January 21, 2014 11:44:47 AM]
    Since yesterday was MLK day in the US and I couldn't go to work, I decided instead of playing Persona 4 all day, I would burn through the shortest PC games I had, which turned out first to be this one. I picked up Joe Danger 2 in the latest Humble Bundle. It had good reviews and I like racing games. Didn't like this one at all though. Right away I found it completely annoying. The visuals were grainy for some reason, which muddled all the junk in the races on screen. I turned everything up, turned everything down, unplugged it from the HDTV, reinstalled it, but it still looked pretty bad. I don't care if a game is colorful or has great graphics or whatever, but if I have trouble distinguishing objects from one another because they aren't well-defined, I lose patience.

    The audio quality was fine, but the music and sound effects sound like I was at the circus. It was too silly and cartoony sounding for my tastes. Also, the premise that Joe Danger is doing stunts for a movie director is great, but the voice of the movie director sucked. He sounds like this crazy southern/Wild West yee-haw over-excited drunk cowboy or something. And he yells at you through all the levels telling you to duck or jump or disengage the rockets or whatever. God he was annoying.

    The controls seemed slow to respond. Ducking and jumping happened too long after you pressed the button. Joe seemed to move a little sluggishly too. Didn't like it. I like quick, crisp movements and very responsive controls especially in racing games like this one.

    There were, on the plus side, some cool things about the tracks you raced on. You didn't just race and collect stuff, but one level I played you had to bounce on rockets to disarm the (as per the movie script). One you had to try not to trip a security system by avoiding laser grids as you rode through. One you had to outrun an avalanche. Some cool track design elements for sure. Take these and recreate them in Trials or some other great racing game, and that'd be awesome.

    That's all I'm gonna say about it since I just feel like I'm complaining. Obviously a lot of people like the game so good good.
    add a comment Add comment

    dkirschner's Joe Danger 2: The Movie (PC)

    Current Status: Stopped playing - Got Bored

    GameLog started on: Monday 20 January, 2014

    GameLog closed on: Monday 20 January, 2014

    dkirschner's opinion and rating for this game

    Terrible. Grainy visuals, annoying director, sluggish controls.

    Rating (out of 5):starstar

    Related Links

    See dkirschner's page

    See info on Joe Danger 2: The Movie

    More GameLogs
    other GameLogs for this Game

    This is the only GameLog for Joe Danger 2: The Movie.


    games - logs - members - about - help - recent updates

    Copyright 2004-2014