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  • Summary: Say your prayers as you enter the dark and distant worlds of Apocalyptica, the most intense third-person combat action experience for PC. Control one of four technologically advanced religious soldiers in a team-based quest to destroy Neo-Satan and his legions. Apocalyptica features the deadly combination of weapons attacks, melee combat and spell casting for an assault system never-before-seen in action gaming. 16 player online play including Deathmatch and Missions. Play as one of four religious soldiers - lead the others in battle. Explore futuristic worlds, from outer space to Nu Hades at Earth's core. Battle enemies with heavy artillery, deadly swords or mystifying spells. [Konami] Expand
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  2. Negative: 4 out of 5
  1. Despite boasting a wholesome choice of 16 lead characters as well as spells, melee weapons and guns, in reality the combat element of the game is weak.
  2. Apocalyptica may not accurately portray the end of the world but it does nothing to preserve the future of gaming as we know it. Let us hope this is not a sign.
  3. Terrible from top to bottom, suffering from bland, derivative gameplay, simplistic level design, brain-dead AI, and a buggy graphics engine that chugs even at low resolution.
  4. Combat is largely devoid of any tactics, and the only interesting aspect of the fighting is a two-fisted system that lets you swing a sword with one hand and fire a gun with the other. [July 2004, p.68]
  5. Apocalyptica's lazy design and sheer lack of imagination is more than enough to ruin any chance it had of developing the relatively interesting premise. Forgive Konami, father, for they have sinned.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
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  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. BrianL.
    Dec 23, 2004
    10
    Unique, exciting PC game! Built upon the skill of Konami, fast paced futuristic combat set in a World that resembles UT2004 but with character! Cut screens add to the polished aspect of the game. The few individuals that gave it a poor score probably never reached any of the levels where the game really shines! Konami always believed you have to earn it to see it! -Brian Expand
  2. Sintax
    Jan 18, 2004
    7
    Not as bad as the critics say - this has very good visuals. easy responsive controls and a good soundtrack - try before u buy.
  3. KajetanG.
    Dec 1, 2005
    3
    - The good part: We have very nice music, we have a nice graphics engine, some nice levels, a buddy who fights at your side, some tactical oders to give and an interesting scenario. - The bad part: The gameplay , the mission design, the AI. The game itself! It's .. well ... not finished? Or poorly designed from the beginning? The combat is a mess, no tactics, just sluggish clicking and hoping to hit someone. Sword combinations? Well, they may be implented, but not connected with the mouse input. Horrible! And the mission design is ... well ... ehrm ... read the Eurogamer Review. I gave up at this point, because there are WAY BETTER games to spend my time with. Stay away from this game, please! Expand