I realize that this game is easily considered to be jurassic due to its 5 year old age, but I dont play many video games and a friend game me a copy for christmas.
I havent stopped playing it since last week and just beat it a couple hours ago. It simply has to be the best themed FPS ever. Oh sure, there are better FPS's out there, but while I am biased towards Lovecraft, I have yet to see a video game that oozes as much theme in my (admittedly narrow) video game experience.
Not since playing Alien versus Predator have I been so easily startled and scream like a little girl when something jumps out and grabs me. (Much to the amusement of those who watch my entranced play sessions... )
This game is pure lovecraftian sex. Which is to say, tentacle rape is underrated. But...this game is fucking difficult as all hell.
Its games like these that make this old ex video game junkie love to wig out and play this game straight for days. Its nice to see there is something that even my jaded self can enjoy.
If I post one more time, I will be banned for spamming the Wasteland!
You know fire? It's hot. Don't touch that shit, no matter how shiny it is.
It's available cheap on Steam too. It's is wonderful, and difficult. I'm about 1/4 of the way through because the save points are few and far between, and I get creeped out by the game. It's really nice how you can't just shoot your way through stuff, you have to sneak most of the time.
I'll say one thing, God sure plans ahead. His secretary must be amazing. - The Power Cosmic
Post by Sköяpÿn̈ekømimi on Jan 6, 2010 15:32:03 GMT -5
It is indeed backwards compatible. I've seen it run fine on a 360. Would have played myself, but my first playthrough was on the original box, and it is genuinely scary.
It's a masterful piece of game design. It's the only game I've played that's actually scared me since the jurassic park game back in the early 90s. And it's SO satisfying to finally beat up fishmen with a crowbar.