Average User Score: 7.3Jul 7, 2013It's like they took Sniper Elite V2, took out the stealth bits, added supernatural horror, added awesome, stirred. Bam. Really, really good.It's like they took Sniper Elite V2, took out the stealth bits, added supernatural horror, added awesome, stirred. Bam. Really, really good. Co-op is fun but depending on your connection to the server (I think it's peer to peer not sure) you can get a bit of lag. I prefer playing it single player. It's just the right amount of challenging and replaying sections over and over because you died doesn't get old- it just spurs you on and clearing a stage feels fantastic. There's a lot of hours of fun here for the price.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.2Sep 23, 2011Graphics:
You can run the game full screen or in a window. If you run it full screen it's 800x600 and stretched 4:3 and you can't change it.Graphics:
You can run the game full screen or in a window. If you run it full screen it's 800x600 and stretched 4:3 and you can't change it. If you run in a window on the desktop it's a non-resizable 800x600 window but at least the effects and things run at the right speed.
The game doesn't seem to use directx, because my evga precision overlay wouldn't come up but it doesn't tax the graphic card at all, which is good for people like me with broken laptops that shut down in a faint at the mere sight of a fps. The effects in the game are nice, at least if you run in a window.
The in-game music is pleasant enough, the sound effects are not brilliant but at least not offensive in any way.
The way you match blocks in this game, by drawing a line through them with the mouse, and the rules, basically that you have to be able to trace a line through all the blocks to clear them, is refreshingly different. I was a bit confused about some of the finer points when I first played, mainly because the tutorial style text changes too fast to read if you are playing full screen, so I got game-overed quite quickly (no more moves). On only my 2nd game though, starting from the beginning I got all the way from level 1 to level 36 (of 55), which took a long time and I was getting quite bored by the end of it.
What I didn't realise, which would have been handy to know, is that you can escape back to the main menu, and even quit the game from the main menu exit button and come back later to continue your game. You can also continue from where you "died" so long as you don't exit. This is good because games can take a long time due to the low difficulty factor.
I'm not sure that this game will give you long term pleasure. There aren't many steam achievments (I got half of them on my second game). I would say it's barely worth it in a steam sale (I got it when it was 50% off the normal steam price, so $2.50 (usual dollars equals pounds pricing nonsense for uk). It's probably not worth it full price considering what other games come up cheap in daily deals on steam, and CERTAINLY not worth the $20 it costs if you buy it from the program's own website.
Overall it did kind of click with me, and gave me a good feeling, so I'm sorry that I have to give this kind of harsh feedback, but there's really not that much content in the game: no online, no local vs. mode, not that many steam achievements, it's too easy so you progress too far too fast. Sorry, developers. :(… Expand