Who are MoX?
Malevolents of Xibalba (MoX) : A multigaming guild with a multinational membership of over 450. We play TF2, World of Warcraft, BFBC2, City of Heroes, LoTRO and many more. MoX runs a dedicated server for Teamspeak and FPS games as well as a Ranked BFBC2 server. We are mature, serious gamers who believe in teamplay first.
Aceder ao perfil de MoX
Normally I write fairly short recommendations but I want to do a review of this game as there are a lot of aspects that might change your mind one way or the other...
You play as Lee... Some dude. That is what you are going to know from the start, which is both a good thing and a bad thing. You really 'grow' your opinions and relationships with the characters as you go along and the story wouldn't be as compelling as it is if that were different. On the other hand you will frequently be asked questions that you don't really KNOW the answers to, at least at the beginning.
Like I said, this is great for keeping the characters interesting but a bit confusing at first.
The relationships you have with the other characters will directly affect how they interact with you, the decisions they make and in turn how the story will unfold, some less than others. This is a fantastic thing as it means you could play the game through several times and it would be different, giving the game longevity. Once again though there were times when I'd clocked onto what was going on quicker than Lee or anyone else had, meaning that the 'No you muppets, don't **blank**' option was not there. Some might say this makes the game linear but there are enough variables to stop that happening and it's another situation where I understand that having the option would ruin the story.
This is perhaps the most important part for you to understand, this game is an interactive film crossed with an adventure game, it's very fresh and unique but not everyone will like it. I completed my first playthrough in 15 hours and for the £10 I paid, that is amazing value for money. Thanks to the lovely 'rewind' feature you can go back and undo any of the decisions you aren't happy with meaning that even if you slip up and pick the wrong one by accident or miss a cue, you can fix it.
The ending I recieved is not exactly what I had expected but for fear of spoiling it I wont mention details, though when I play through again, which I might do, **thinks**, tomorrow I'm sure I will get a different ending with the help of hindsight.
One thing, Lee seems to object to running for some reason, in fact, he only did it one to my knowledge... In the only scene where he didn't need to.
This is a fantastic game and idea, I really enjoyed playing it and know I will get lots more times out of it, You can't lose this game, you will be pulled through the story no matter how awful you are at the game, if you die, you will come back about 2 seconds before you did and if you make awful decisions, you will simply get awful results. It's lethargic entertainment, it's not hard, but does a great job of being dramatic and making you 'care'.
If an interactive film/adventure game sounds good to you, definitely buy it, even if you missed the sale, it's worth it, however, if you are expecting just another zombie shooter then you should move along, it will disappoint you.
An awesome job they have done on this, it keeps the heart of good old-fashioned worms while adding some cool new features and making it a lovely 3d-2d worms game, the way it should be.
It handles well, plays like old worms except for the controls, which only take 5 minutes to adjust. It's worth a tenner that's for sure!
Hope to see you on the battlefield!