Riddick: The Merc Files
by Jon Mundy 25/9/2013
Product: Riddick: The Merc Files
Developer: Tigon Studios
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Action, Stealth
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.
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
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