Postat: 31 martie
There are some pros and cons with 99 Levels To Hell.
The plus is this game is fun. I'm not talking just "oh hey, let's just casually play this" kind of fun. No, this is a gory challenge that sends the play in a downward spiral into hell. Every ten floors shifts into a different realm and shows that the developers had attempted originality and in some cases succeeded. Some monsters as bosses left me balking and the audio kept me interested in the game (even if some of that audio grossed me out). The earlier segments of the game showed the potential that 99 Levels To Hell had.
When progressing onto later floors, however, it's clear that the game needed some ironing out. Sounds and movements of monsters were recycled, often as a package deal, making later monsters easier to deal with in some cases. Floor plans and puzzles were repeated which made the game feel like it was throwing on a different visual scheme just to deal with the same old things. While bosses were somewhat original, they were realitively easy to beat. The last ten levels took me less than two hours to plow through, which is not a good sign when you're supposed to be fighting Satan. The story seemed rushed and flimsy. They rhyming that they threw into it didn't help the cause. The small twist at the end was the only redeeming factor but it wasn't enough to make me happy with it.
The biggest problems with the game, though, was its lagging and glitching. I should note here that I have 16GB of RAM and a motherboard built for gaming. Lags should not happen in my gameplay. In fact, I've played higher powered games than this without a problem. So when I say "it lags", I want to be clear that this is a problem solely for this game and not my computer. Usually these lags would only happen when there were a lot of monsters in play, but any amount of lag really took me out of the experience. Then there's the glitches. At one point in the game, a key spawned in the wall and I had to restart. At another point, I died on level 39 and it said that I made it to level 51. I'd never gotten to the 50s before this. This glitch was so bad that Steam no longer gave me achievements for the game. My completion of this game is on YouTube for the world to see, but those achievements are vacant from my profile. I'm not into games for achievement gaining, but it's still disappointing not to have them after I spent so long playing the game.
Despite the problems, though, 99 Levels To Hell was still enjoyable. I wouldn't have finished the game if it wasn't. I just wish a little more originality and a lot more editing was done before it was available to buy. I'm still going to recommend it simply because I had a wonderful time with it, but that recommendation comes with a "lags and glitches" warning.