Name: Marlow Briggs and The Mask of Death
Genre: Hack and slash, action platformer, action adventure
Personal: Awesome, simply amazing, that was 7 hours of movies that ended climatically.
Marlow Briggs And The Mask of Death
A simply amazing action platformer game with the titular Marlow Briggs taking helm as a badass guy on a mission to save the girl, kick the bad guys ♥♥♥ and all the while slaughtering hundreds of faceless mook that dares to even stand between him and his objective. I suppose you could compare this game to legends like God of War although it doesn't have the brutality associate with God of War so you won't be tearing your hair in frustration but instead can enjoy this game in peace.
Along the way witness the dynamic duo of Marlow and the titular Mask of Death as they trade banter while killing enemies, facing monstrous creatures and wielding terrible weapons. Graphics
You probably won't believe how beautiful this game is despite the fact that it merely clocks at 2gb something in terms of size, fauna has a beautiful sheen to it, enemies and environment has beautiful and varied art to them and you will visit many location each [barring the temples] has their own art style and colour. Music
It's awesome, its beaty track that fits well with the game and doesn't sound out of place, especially when you face some of the bosses. It's great. Gameplay
And here is where MBATMOD shines the most, you will wield many different [actually just four but they are all different in how they play.] weapons, traverse many different locale and best of all, fight tons of enemies all with satisfying combo.
Granted I don't actually know why its more important to string longer combos since I don't actually notice any increase in reward but damn I would say its not that hard to pull off 100-200 combos by late game as your skill greatly outclass that of the enemies.
Enemies aren't dull dullard either, they will put up a stiff fight and unless you actually use those combos you will find yourself always running out of health and mana. Fun thing is killing enemies restore the meters albeit very very little. It's a fine system of risk of reward which is greatly enhanced by the fact that healing takes time and you can't just do that in the middle of a brawl with 10+ dudes so caution must be taken. One fun ability they give you in game is the ability to convert humanoid size enemies to your side by grabbing them and spamming the E button. Granted they do die quickly and are usually relegated to meatshield duty but I'll be damn if they didn't save my hide once when I got trapped in an arena with two hulking dudes and 2 never ending spawning enemies, which I proceed to convert naturally.
Did i mention boss fights are aplenty? Yes they are, and they are awesome, you will fight mythical creature, twisted monster and the demons of the underworld itself! Of course cleverly they disguise the mini boss fight as a tutorial segment to deal with the enemy type later.
So about controls, its very good and responsive. So far none of my button has mispressed. Although one issue with the game is the camera can be a backstabbing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ occasionally, It might swing behind you, in front of you or even block your off-screen view. I guess there has to be a con no?
+Responsive combat and control
+Actually smart AI
+/-Occasional Copypasted levels
+/-Repetitive levels before the next carrot stick appears
-The camera, its awful Conclusion
So MBATMoD, lets tick the checklist shall we? Great cheesy story, awesome gameplay and enemies and a game that actually understands the meaning of action adventure by shooting you across the world at breakneck speed. I'll give this little bugger a medal and for you I will presribe a dose of this awesome game.
THE GAME IS SUPER CHEAP DAMMIT! BUY IT ALREADY! YOU WON'T REGRET IT.
Scoring Methology [Courtesy of Meat King]:
- S-Rank: excellent
- A-Rank: very good
- B-Rank: solid
- C-Rank: satisfactory
- D-Rank: inferiorBy special Request: A musical
The game hits a high not as I enters the arena of death with the angel himself clads in black staring down upon me! Oh why lord, why has thou given upon me camera issues and terrible looking bridges ?! For what have i done to deserve it?! Down down the rabbit hole i go, i watch madness itself plays a tone that is deaf to all but he bird from which upon hiroari shoots! But aye the fair maiden awaits, with a song and companion by my side i could take on the mountain itself! Come come mountains of death! Stare upon me and rend upon my flesh as we take upon the skies.
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