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Riddick: The Merc Files
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by Jon Mundy 25/9/2013
Product: Riddick: The Merc Files
Developer: Tigon Studios
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Stealth
Players: 1
Version: Europe
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If nothing else, Vin Diesel's cult Riddick character is an alternative way to get kids to eat their carrots.

Improve your night vision and you too can be an almost super-humanly adept stealth ninja.

Of course, showing them Riddick: The Merc Files might prove a little less persuasive.

Here's the pitch (black)

All three Riddick films to date, as well as a hit Xbox game, have portrayed Riddick - a grumpy alien with shiny eyes and a penchant for violence - as a skulking, confident presence. He's meant to be as powerful and nimble as a panther.

Which is why Riddick: The Merc Files's clunkiness stands out so much. It risks emasculating its most potent asset. ...
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A stealth-action game that isn't lacking in bright ideas, Riddick: The Merc Files clouds its best bits with a generally clunky, unfinished feel
Audio/visual: 6
Gameplay: 5
Value: 5
Innovation: 6
Overall: 6
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