Been some time since the last one so after a 7 month absence ive decided to revive the Featured Game Weekly threads.
Every week I will post a 'Featured Game' in a new thread and sticky it. Could be one people have suggested to me doing over the course of the week, one of my most recently played games, an old favourite or a game i purchased and maybe didnt like.
I will post the details of the game and sometimes DLC and regardless of whether you have played it or not people can post what they liked in the game/ or liked the look of in the game and what they didnt like or thought could have been improved or what put them off the game if they didnt purchase it.
Then over the course of the week people can voice their opinions (in an adult manner and respecting others opinions) might help some gamers try some games they thought they wouldnt enjoy or change some opinions.
Following is a brief description of my thoughts...
I was waiting for this title for a long time and soon as it was announced and Starbreeze Studios were no longer developing it my joy soon turned to concern. I was a big fan of the much overlooked original and I was concerned that a sequel by another studio would be rushed out without much thought. I was even more concerned when I saw the new cell shaded GFX style had replaced Starbreeze's original dark, gritty and realistic look. However all my concerns were quickly thrown aside when I got my hands on the demo (which convinced me to purchase the full game).
After the slow intro scene which im also a fan of (Chronicles of Riddick intro comes to mind) all hell breaks loose and you forget all about the new GFX style and new voice actor of Jackie. I was worried that the new cell-shaded style wouldnt capture the same dark and violent feel of the original but straight away I was proved wrong... very very wrong as the sequel is much more violent and bloody than the original. Soon as you get your hands on enough dark essence (from eating hearts and violent kills) you start to upgrade your skills and access new execution moves and then the limbs really start to fly. So any concerns about the combat, violence and voice acting were soon put to rest, soon as you hear Mike Pattons voice return as The Darkness you feel familiar with the game.
So moving onto my other concerns and thinking that maybe the story wouldnt match up to the originals but for the most part it does and in some parts I genuinely thought Digital Extremes did a fantastic job with some gutsy writing and by taking some risks. The game moves at a fast but measured pace and I enjoyed it from start to finish, a little on the short side but they did manage to incorporate 4 player co-op (which im yet to try) which will add to the over longevity of the game. Also with a New Game+ option which a lot of games these days dont have, so you can start the game again with all your skills unlocked still.
- Great, violent and bloody combat
- Quad wielding weapons and demon arms is a breeze
- Story is well written and well paced
- Unlocks and skill trees are a good addition
- New Game+ mode is also a welcome addition
- 4 Player co-op mode
- Player is given a handful of choices which I werent expecting
- Predictable enemy AI
- Short Campaign
- Linear Level Design
- Not a lot of execution animations so you find they start to get old pretty fast
Now for this week people can voice their opinions on the game...
Can post your own Pros and Cons or if you havent played it things that appealed to you/didnt appeal and why you didnt play it...
Any questions about the thread or suggestions for next weeks featured game send me a message.