This game is epic in idea, just from the start it looks amazing. This seems to be maybe the fatal flaw of any game that is a platformer, going way way back, they may look good but their impossible to play due to broken controls. Must be what made Super Mario brothers one of the most iconic games ever made, because the controls work. Seems like 99% of games that require any precision from this game to AC games just are terrible with controls.
What is worse is the game has strange features, under settings for visual quality it says low, medium, average. Ummm ok so is medium or average better? There is no actual data point given to us to know what "average" means. This seems made for consoles not a bad thing, but when all the dialogs say please dont turn off your console, thats kinda weird on a computer. The game defaults to locking at 30fps, thats a console thing, this is PC. Im not sure if its even possible to disable if I disable it, not to mention the odd choice of not having 1920x1080 is kinda weird for a game.
The gameplay is real bad, if you miss a QTE you need to do it over, not a bad thing, but it makes you press retry everytime. Meaning it would be alot more fun and fast paced if It just started over since the only option is to retry anyways, or give up crawl in a hole and die there. The game just doesnt work though, the character will warp around where he will suddenly appear on top of walls or other places. The controls dont seem to work, as in there are prompts on the screen telling you what to do, but the game seems to randomly decide when it wants to work and when it doesnt. This game relies on QTE events which are done pretty well, other times its confusing because there is so much information on the screen like in BIG text it will say HIT RIGHT MOUSE BUTTON with a little x button underneath if your on a controller, it will also say dodge, how much information is needed to hit a button? Is it really an einstein project to just put an x on the screen? Did they really think gamers would not know to hit that button without providing tons of on screen text to correspond with it making it hard to even see what button to press?
A great concept with awesome visuals, lack of working controls make the game unplayable.
Rating: 0/10 Value: $0.10
Posted: February 5th, 2014