30 March 2011 | ratcat0
Bargain bin fodder at the very least.
First off I play all my games in full 3d. This game took a full three nights! (around two hours each) to get it working but even then it was shadowy and just not worth even trying. Once the 3d was pushed aside the decision to play in normal 2d went ahead to discover that even then it was a waste of time. Bland graphics and no sense of adventure. So now the developers have gone from extremely short games to long games with nothing special to see. If you are the competitive type and enjoy racking up the point scores then go ahead and have a blast. 'People can Fly' should have released this as Painkiller 3 instead of this Bonestorm!(a game Bart played in an early Simpson's episode). It seems as though they are aiming for a less mature audience such as 25 year old males or younger to sell this game but honestly I saw nothing original and the Hugh Jackman try-to-lookalike didn't do it for me either even though I am Aussie... Is what I would have said if I did not give it a fair go. As you venture further into the game the graphics do not get much better but clever design in your ordinance and the multitude of weapon choices, upgrades and fancy maneuvers you can use pull you in to a reasonably enjoyable experience. The balloon type messages advising you of your point score remind you that this is not a serious adventure with sci-fi sensibilities but another grand shoot em up from the PCF team. Valve, the makers of the Half-life series created special cues to make a player look in a particular direction so as not to miss an off screen event, Example - a monster running past a gate. This game actually tells you to look by pressing RMB (right mouse button). When you do you will instantly face the direction of where the action lies be it a Monster/boss/attacker/quick getaway. Obviously this led to much less work in the game development as the makers did not have to spend ages to work out a way to get your attention. Graphics - 4/10 storyline - 3.5/10 fun score 7.5/10 just another run and kill shooter but worth playing nevertheless. Overall six rubber chickens.