Indsendt: 23. november 2012
I think these games have actually gotten worse over the course of the series. To start with, this is Alien Breed 3. THREE. It's the THIRD game in the series, yet it uses the exact same engine as the first, as well as the exact same textures, exact same enemies (with a few additions), exact same guns (with 1 addition), exact same sounds, exact same level design, exact same atmosphere, exact same controls and gameplay mechanics, and exact same fetch quests. While the first one was mediocre, it's inexcusable that they didn't attempt to make ANY minor improvements by the third freakin' game.
The entirety of this game is fetch quests. Run here, activate door terminal, but oops power is out, run to power terminal, but oops there's flooding, run to flood control terminal, but oops it's blocked by fire, run to fire terminal, but oops it's blocked by debris. Run and find demolition charges, run back and blow up debris, run back and activate fire terminal, run back and activate flood control terminal, run back and activate power terminal, and finally run back and activate door terminal, all while fighting off tiny clusters of ridiculously weak enemies who serve only to nip at your heels while you try to complete objectives.
It is utterly ridiculous, entirely tedious, and completely predictable. Monsters pop out of the floor when you activate a terminal, search a container, or pick up an item (all which require you hold down a button for several seconds), but generally just one or two enemies appear at a time, which does not do anything other than require you to stop searching, kill them, and start searching again. Often multiple times.
Monsters are insanely weak, and do not pose anything remotely resembling a challenge. You can complete literally the entire game other than boss fights with the ultra-accurate pistol, which naturally has unlimited ammo. The only time that there is even a hint of a challenge is when the game throws 30 enemies at you at a time from 3 different directions, but even then, it's not challenging so much as annoying. There is literally not a single enemy in the game that you can't kill with the pistol before they get to you, and that is just sad. Is the whole point of the enemies to make it take longer to get to the next boss battle or something?
Speaking of boss battles (and slight spoiler here), you are required to "kill" the alien queen 7 times. SEVEN. Kill her once, then cutscene, then kill her again, then she escapes. Then on a later level, kill her once, then cutscene, then regular gameplay, then she returns so kill her again, then cutscene, then more regular gameplay, then she returns AGAIN so kill her again, then cutscene. Then on a LATER level, kill her, then cutscene, then kill her AGAIN, and she finally stays dead. If I hadn't been so annoyed, I would have laughed at the ridiculousness. Oh don't worry though, she's never a challenge. Ever.
Voice acting is cheesy as ever, which isn't a big deal, but the stupid disembodied cackling from the main antagonist gets INSANELY annoying, and goes on the entire game.
To be fair, I did actually manage to make it through this game (unlike the first 2), but that's only because I thought I should beat at least one in the trilogy. Now I wish I had powered through the first one, and never touched 2 or 3. I REALLY wish I'd never bought them in the first place, but whatever.
I do not recommend these to anyone. While I understand others may not hate this game as much as I do, the fact is that there are thousands of better games out there far more deserving of your time and money. Some of those better games (ahemALIENSWARMahem) don't even require money.