Rambo The Video Game looks an awful lot like an on-rails shooter with a hefty helping of QTEs.
We've had a lot of fun with the promo trailers for Rambo The Video Game over the past several months, but now we finally have on our hands a video dedicated to showing off the gameplay and as much as I hate to say it, I think the good times are over.
I don't think anyone had overly great expectations for Rambo but even so, this looks less than brilliant. I'm a big fan of blowing stuff up but not so much of on-rails action, which is what we seem to have here. QTEs inspire even less excitement, so the fact that they rate specific mention as one of the pillars of gameplay makes me think that perhaps this is not the game for me.
I'm also a little put off by the way Rambo so viciously shanks at least one Sheriff's Deputy in the video; you may recall that no cops were killed in the making of First Blood (at least not on purpose) so allowing Rambo to off what will presumably be a large number of police officers and then walk away from it a free man is a bit much to swallow. Then again, narrative details probably aren't terribly relevant at this stage.
I could be wrong, but I'm really starting to suspect that Rambo The Video Game won't be one to set the world on fire. Amazingly, it still doesn't have a release date, although it's supposed to be out sometime this year. We'll keep you posted.