Publicado: 30 de junio
Narco Terror is a dumb shooter which is not a bad thing in itself and it was the reason I finally decided to play the game.
There is a lot that is wrong with this game (lots of control problems) but the only thing really irritating was the occasional difficulty spike. I recommend you watch a review of the game or TotalBiscuit's "WTF is...". If that doesn't turn you away from the game you still might want to wait until Steam or a key reseller discounts the price 70% or more.
Those difficulty spikes I mentioned come from the difference of evadable bullets and kite-able enemies to situations where you encounter drop-in invisible walls preventing you're retreat and no place to go where you won't get hit and then you die within seconds. Such a situation then repeats again and again (die-continue cycles) until you randomly are lucky enough to make it through.
Disclaimer: I was almost always playing with mouse and keyboard because I felt like the mouse gives me better aiming or rather enemy selection. Also, trying mouse plus controller doesn't really work because controllers are designed to be held with both hands and feel inconvenient otherwise.
+ Some dumb fun
+ Not too long (apart from die-continue cycles)
+ Exploding environment
0 Dumb shooter
- Invisible walls
- 3D with side-scroller mentality making use of walls dropping in "behind" you
- Enemies dropping in "behind" you, sometimes right next to you
- Avatar's (presumably funny) remarks not audible over the sound of gunfire
- You can take damage within the no-control scope of cut-scenes
- Auto-aim is helping somewhat but also often prevents you from
- You can jump 95% of the height of a container but not get on the container
- Avatar usually doesn't look in the relative direction of the mouse cursor unless the left mouse button is pressed
- Shooting goes in the direction he avatar is looking (see also last point) resulting in shotgun shots sometimes going off away from the enemy
- Grenades are thrown in the avatar's looking direction requiring you to shoot your gun in order to be able to use grenades
- Playing with mouse you see the OS mouse cursor (which can become sort of invisible in fire fights)
- Almost always linear levels
- Irritating camera movement, sometimes used to let you walk into a trap or prevent you from sensibly aiming
- Sometimes you just can't see your avatar
- Vanishing items, it seems only a small number of items can be active in a level at the same time, lures you into running for medi-packs and actually taking more damage then health recovered
- No upgrade preview
- Boring, generic story
.. and a few other things.
You probably should go and look for another game.