I am not your typical gamer. I'm not interested in God of War, Gears of War, or all these other games all about the action and thrills. The sort of alpha male, girl with big breasts and no clothes, big guns, chainsaws, etc. have no place in my heart. Games like Heavy Rain and Alan Wake are what I look forward to more than anything. That's why I found this game, a quaint little $20 purchase, to be perfect for me. Yes, the controls stink, the graphics are bad, and the overall production value is very low. But this game is creepy as some of the best (Condemned 1 is still the creepiest game I've played though) and dripping with atmosphere. The design is very interesting, with an open world town, side quests, interesting dialogue between character(s), and a genuinely intriguing and masterful story behind it all.
Basically, if anyone reading this considers themselves a Twin Peaks and/or Silent Hill fan, just get it already. That's basically all you've got to know to make your decision.
gamers (70%) found this review helpful
I must be playing a different game than everyone else, or perhaps this kind of humor is a bit sick for them. First of all I must get it out that I also find the controls to be archaic and clumsy. I also think the graphics are less than desirable, yet for it being a budget title I understand. I also think the writing is corny, but this is where I and most reviewers differ. For what the game set out to do it achieved in spades. If you played this game and didn't get past the prologue and didn't really mesh with the humor than It's not your style. I assure you though if you are into quirky humor, oddball situations, B-movies, inappropriate stories while eating, or the idea of having the hero of a game being completely nutty. (There is one scene where you, detective York, have dinner with the towns sheriff and deputies and share a tale of a murderer killing women and using their skulls to urinate in. But what brought York to the conclusion of the murderer being insane is him drinking cola out of it after without rinsing, so unsanitary he states)......Then this game might be for you. There will be moments this game pisses you off, and when people say it's a dookie that shines through it's craptasticnes, they speak the truth. If you want to play a game that is unique and you can be open minded and handle some design flaws, I say play this game and give it a FAIR shot. If you hate it after 3 hours of play you most likely are more sane than me. Have a coffee filled day.
posted by LIQUIDFX00 (BIRMINGHAM, AL) Mar 19, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
I give this game an 8 for length and overall great story. I went into this game thinking the worst and came out very pleased. IGN gave this game a bad score but I'm guessing they just didn't get it. They were so wrong this time. I loved this game, no lie.