Publicada: 29 Junho
So, as someone who REALLY wanted this game and was super hyped for it back when it was first announced but chose not to get it after the horrible reviews, here's my review after finally picking this game up.
Overall, I'd say it's a pretty good little game. I definitely wouldn't have paid full price for it at launch now that I've seen it myself, but for the current price on Steam? Definitely worth it.
-Interesting enemies. Werewolves and griffons in New York? As cool now as it was back when this game came out.
-Destructible terrain. I've had enemies blow up bits of walls that I had no idea they could blow up so they could shoot me in the face. There's a surprising amount of stuff that can be blasted apart to get at the enemy, and I really think this game could have done a little better if they had pushed this point a little harder.
-Endless enemies. Some areas the enemies just keep spawning and attacking you until you perform a certain action, other areas you simply can't advance until you've killed enough enemies. The fights where you have to kill a number of enemies tend to drag on, so it gets hard to tell which type of fight you're involved in.
-Poor AI. This is one of the killing points for this game after having the team hype up how advanced it would be. I've seen enemies run circles around other enemies because the other guy was sitting where they wanted to sit. And don't get me started on the number of times guys with shotguns thought they could peg me from the other side of a battlefield.
-Buggy. Quite buggy. Loading from a checkpoint seems to respawn ALL enemies, even ones that you killed before reaching the checkpoint, and there's a fatal bug right before the final battle that you'll need to edit the game files to get around.
-Story/writing. Okay, I normally avoid bringing writing up, but when a guy comments about how he shouldn't be poking the mysterious puss sack only to start poking it again I'm going to complain.
The game costs like $3 on Steam. It's worth the price for a few hours of silly monster-mashing fun. I admit I haven't beaten the game (I'm of the opinion that the final battle is just extremely poorly designed) but I absolutely have no regrets buying it. The game probably would have done better in it's day if it had a lower price and wasn't hyped as much as it was, but as it's got neither the hype nor the price these days there's no reason not to check it out.