It’s like finding a corpse!
The final Hexen game on my Steam list, a terrible conclusion to a poor series. I also briefly cover the series’ previous games and how they aren’t as fun as some nostalgia blinded fans claim.
Painkiller: Black Edition
Developed by: People Can Fly
Published by: DreamCatcher Interactive
Platforms: PC (Played – Good Old Games), Xbox
Painkiller’s story is absolute nonsense. Event’s unfold via cut scenes played between chapters and have the barest relation imaginable to the actual game play. After a level or two into the game though it becomes apparent that the developer’s care even less about the story than the audience. They know very well that the story is just an excuse to throw wave after wave of enemies into the path of your very strange and hilarious weaponry.
Developed by: Epic Games/People Can Fly
Platforms: PC/Steam (Played), Xbox 360, Playstation 3
You might be able to tell if you will enjoy Bulletstorm by your reaction to the following line of in-game dialogue:
‘Take a lick of the salty taint of DOOM, you braindead biker whores!’
I find this sentence representative of the game in general. Bulletstorm is exceptionally immature and stars a cast of idiots spouting insults and contrived one liners.
However, what makes the humour bearable (and at times, even funny) is that Bulletstorm is also very fun.
Quake: 2 The Reckoning Quake 2:Ground Zero
Now this is obscure! Most PC Shooter enthusiasts remember Quake 2, but I believe you will be hard pressed to find many that played it’s expansions. There was oddly little information to be found on these titles when searching in wikis and other reviews. They don’t appear to have a metacritic score either – but that is likely due to their
age (Quake 2 doesn’t have one either). One might say that these two expansions were forgotten to gaming history. After playing both I found that there was a very good reason for this, there wasn’t anything of interest to remember.