KISS: Psycho Circus - The Nightmare Child Image
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  • Summary: Utilizing an enhanced version of the LithTech engine, KISS Psycho Circus comes alive with realistic character and object motions, and interactive music and sound effects. The game supports up to 50 creatures on the screen at once, the largest number of creatures on the screen at one time inUtilizing an enhanced version of the LithTech engine, KISS Psycho Circus comes alive with realistic character and object motions, and interactive music and sound effects. The game supports up to 50 creatures on the screen at once, the largest number of creatures on the screen at one time in a first-person game. [Gathering of Developers] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
  1. I might sound like a Kiss fan gushing about this game solely because I like the band, but I am writing this review as a PC game fan, gushing about this game because it is that good.
  2. Somehow Third Law have managed to take the best elements of old fashioned pure action shooters and build on them to make something that is entertaining and nostalgic for us old fogeys, while still managing to stand up against the rather higher standards of modern games when it comes to plot and gameplay.
  3. Great level design, satisfying weapons, and unique enemies make this a title that any shooter fan will definitely want to check out, even if the thought of going to a KISS concert gives you hives.
  4. Based on the tried and tested "Doom" formula, "The Nightmare Child" is hardly innovative, but is incredibly satisfying in its blood and guts simplicity.
  5. Not too shabby for fans of the comics, but there are better FPS games out there. [Oct 2000, p.114]
  6. There's no depth to its woefully repetitive gameplay and overall enjoyment is hampered by underpowered weapons, mindless out-of-control spawning and overly difficult boss encounters.
  7. The game looked promising and campy, but ultimately left us unimpressed.

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  1. Oct 4, 2013
    10
    This game is amazing. This ROCK. This is a game that every rocker should play. For its time has excellent graphics and the story is veryThis game is amazing. This ROCK. This is a game that every rocker should play. For its time has excellent graphics and the story is very good.
    Recomiendo este juego a 100%
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  2. Oct 17, 2013
    10
    All these scary insects that run to you! You can shoot them into pieces. Then they walk with only one leg to you! The enemies are veryAll these scary insects that run to you! You can shoot them into pieces. Then they walk with only one leg to you! The enemies are very original, the locations are very psycho. When you have played the first chapter you think: What a long game, this took me hours. Then you find out that there are three other chapters to play with other locations. Expand

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