If Eat Lead developers wanted to revive some of 80's gaming cliches, they
succeeded: but this brought with it some heavy shortcomings, like great
linearity, no environment interaction, and a very repetitive soundtrack.
Nevertheless, the game is still enjoyable, mainly due to some very crazy
moments. We suggest to give it a chance just for trying, but only when
you'll be able to find it at a budget price.
One of the most under-appreciated current generation games, Eat Lead is an intelligent satire of the gaming landscape from the mid 1980's onward. While it brings only an average-length single player shooter to the table, and graphics that fall short of the expectations laid out there by big-budget, triple-A 'Hollywood' titles, it asks for less money in return. It invokes the indie spirit of lovably ballsy bargain-bin titles like Serious Sam and relies on clever writing to paint a humorous, violent picture onto the bare canvas of standard, cover-system shooting mechanics, while tweaking those mechanics with a few nice little innovations of its own, such as the ability to aim at your next desired bit of cover and tap a button to sprint towards it, a feature later used to widespread acclaim in Splinter Cell: Conviction. Also, while the game was made for Xbox 360 and PS3, much of the game's humor is derived from the same Apogee and id software games I first cut my gaming teeth on. Eat Lead loves many of the same games I love, and while the game is full of cutting jabs, there is vein of sportiness that runs through the whole thing. It's not insulting other games, it's roasting them, much like your best buddies will do to you at a bar. So if you're looking for a few fun-filled evenings at a low price, grab a beer and hang out with Matt.
The purpose of parody is to comment on a topic, by means of humorous or satiric imitation, and Eat Lead manages to pull this off admirably. I enjoyed playing this game, not because it was a very good shooter, but because it made me think (and laugh) about the other games I play.
Eat Lead simply isn't a good enough game to make the most of the brilliant script. While you're likely to enjoy Matt's many one-liners and smirk at the sheer absurdness of what's going on, you're not going to enjoy the clumsy combat and generic gameplay.
One of The most underestimated games of all time according to me, Eat Lead is a parody of some real old classics like Mario Brothers amd Wolfenstein 3D. The game is not intended to be the best game ever made, it is not meant to be THAT game. It was made to make you laugh at it as much as with it. Personally i think the gameplay could've been better since it's a generic shooter with a bit repetetive **** stiff controls (like gears of war but he moves like he just got shot in the legs).
The story is about this made up classic videogame character: Matt Hazard that was one of the most popular video game characters during the 80's to mid 90's. This made the developers put him in som many genres and the games kept getting worse and he ended up "jobless". He regains his chance to get his career back in this new game called Eat Lead. The problem is that he doesn't know that the story ends with him getting killed... And thatäs the story of the game. Simple and just an excuse to shoot some bad guys.
The graphics and sound is just what the score implies ok but nothing special. The weapon effects sound stiff and uninspired. Way to plastic contrary to what the guns give the visual impression off. The highlight... ohh how many times didn't I laugh through this game. It requires that you have played some titles from several genres but the jokes are so good that you actually want to keep playing just to see the next cinematic throwing another boot to a popular game. My favorite one is actually against a boss in the game, where it makes fun of the menus in JRPG's .
Overall I think this game was way underrated by most critics but it does require some gaming memories to get itäs full quality. The game overall is mediocre but the jokes are at top and the developers made at least me laugh. It it a fun game to play one time and just enjoy the ride but there is not much replay value. By the time I've reviewed this game you should be able to get it for like 15$ and it's money well spent for a weekend with Matt Hazard... Game On!
This is a good experience but the game is just way too tedious. I completed it because I like the humour in the spoof .
The problem with the gameplay is that it doesn't really feel fun to shoot the guns how to kill the enemies and I are way too many f****** enemies in the later part of the game. It's just mostly all the way through and the few times where you do something else sniping and running.
And sadly you listen to the same music in the 5 hours it takes to beat.
But here is the humour and the character of the game was enough to pull me through the weird combination of enemies and scenarios is so good interesting that is putting me though is tedious gameplay and I would recommend it if you can handle a lot of repeat enemy encounters.
Basic visuals for the era and basic third person game-play. But I guess that's the point, since the whole premise of this game is to take the piss out of generic cover-based shooters. And it's a fun premise to be sure, especially with voice acting from Will Arnett and Neil Patrick Harris (I pictured Bojack Horseman right from the start as the main protagonist). However, even with some of the quirky ideas that have been thrown into the mix, it all turns stale as the developers did too good a job of making this game generic. It's a hard game to recommend as the overall game-play is a hard pill to swallow.
First things first, I was forced to delete my save game to start a new game with different difficulty (yeah, devs just hadn't add the option after you start once, omg).
For starters, I thought that was good on start, but the far you go... oh boy I was wrong. After first half game become so painful and broken even on easy difficulty! I was forced to use god mode trainer just to end this unfair (I was about to say crap, but I actually had some fun with it's story and parody moments) piece of work... and it's not worth any money... well, it's too harsh I guess. Okay I'd better say 5$. And so, the only review number I can give is five either xD. For the end of it I've got hilarious cutscene, where you supposed to kill final boss, I wasn't bother to kill everyone before, so when cutscene started, it was hard to listen dialogues, because enemies and buddies were still shooting each other, and Dexter (or Daxter, whatever) was walk and stand in T pose (well, I still don't know if that was a bug or feature (parody), but that was quite fun. There is not much of a story, but enough gameplay for 5-6 hours to deserve it's "shooter for an evening rank.
SummaryIn Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard, videogame action hero Matt Hazard gets his chance to prove once and for all that he is the king of shooters when the new owner of mega game publisher, Marathon Megasoft, gives Matt his comeback role starring in a new title for next-gen consoles that pits him against all of his memorable foes from v...