Color me disappointed.
In my earlier blog entry about Godzilla: Unleashed, I mentioned my distaste for when earlier Godzilla games would feature multiple versions of a given character. This decision to use an invented creature in the lineup of playable monsters is simply a different flavor of the same problem: it makes for one less Toho creation that could’ve potentially appeared in the game.
These original monsters aren’t horrible in and of themselves, but I just don’t feel that any of them are a particularly decent aesthetic “fit”. If you were to showcase a handful of Japanese daikaiju and included one of these new creatures in the group, it would stick out like a sore thumb. These designs would almost seem more at home adorning the cover of an old Marvel monster comic book, comparably.
If Pipeworks were to release an independent giant monster game that featured a menagerie of their own made-up beasts, that’s fine (in fact, I’m all for it)- but I’m buying a Godzilla game to see Godzilla characters. Please don’t give me “Lightning Bug” when I could be playing King Caesar.