How can something so fresh and creative feel so redundant
payne6705 wrote this review on .
The story in short is a city has been closed off by gangs and anyone attempting to reach the city is killed by the gangs and some type of underground society is hosting a death TV show for their clients and basically people bet on the "participants" now the gangs are fighting because a virus was released into the city they have 24 hours before they die and whoever has the most points (by killing everything and one) gets the cure..(wow sounds a lot like Infamous) you play as Jack a Beefy (yes beefy) C.I.A. agent sent in to try to help the situation and winds up participating in these games
The game when you first play it is a blast the controls are flawless and it's just fun using a compact chainsaw attached to your arm to chop people in half the whole concept of the game is you start on a pretty big sized level with certain traps and they range from creative to seen it and you have 30 min to make X amount of points before the time limit then face the boss (but that isn't timed) now to make BIG points you have to be creative the city has dangerous things lying around and you need to combine them..let me explain take a guy shove him in a barrel ok then take a sign post shove it into the barrel into the guy then pick up the guy in the barrel and shove him on the spikes bolted onto the wall or another scenario there is a deep fryer take guys put them into it then take their crispy bodies onto a lunch tray try to put a bunch on the tray and points!!!
Also there are certain challenges(more like minigames really) that basically closes off a section of city you're in and you have a one-hit kill device,or certain challenge event(like kill certain enemies in a certain way) in the center or around the area and they are timedtimed and its basically a way to get major points if you do it right
there is one or two vehicle sections but they are ok nothing stellar really it holds your attention long enough there is also these two announcers who basically talk throughout the whole game based on either where you are or how your fighting and I have to say they are funny as hell but they do get very very very repetitive fast
But the game's biggest flaw is everything gets repetitive how many times can I put the same looking guy into the same looking barrel and then a sign post and then spikes it seems in every level I am doing the same thing over and over again to get more points also the enemies are dumb as hell they literally walk up to you and stare at you so there really isn't much of a challenge the A.I. is more fodder than anything else they serve no purpose other than to spawn and die
there also is this annoying lives system in this game where if you run out of lives you have to restart the whole level again..even if you die from the boss yes it is quite annoying to redo 30 minutes of work and you only start out with 2 lives you need to find the rest it is outdated and feels weird with this type of game especially with some very hard and cheap boss battles
Now the graphics are nice and the black and white and then red sprays everywhere is fun to look at but after a while it becomes an eyesore you will be sick of seeing black and white and the same looking enemies
The audio is nice really it has this rap like music in the background the whole time and I am not a fan of rap at all but for some reason this is tolerable and the annoucers come in clearly and the sound effects are nice and basically probably the best part of the game because nothing it too low or overly loud so you hear everything perfectly
Fun at first, some very creative ways to kill people, the levels are pretty big, some creative bosses, the story is ok, the announcers are funny at first, the sounds are flawless, chain saw on your hand is great
Gets very repetitive, the graphics become an eyesore, the lives system is very outdated, the boss battles are cheap as hell, very annoying to do 30 minutes worth of work again after a cheap death from the boss, the announcers repeat the same lines over and over again, brain dead A.I. makes the game lack any sort of challenge
I have to say I was very disappointed in this game it had its moments and the controls worked beautifully but after awhile the repetitiveness really ruined it for me