A lot of new games to an old generation of games pretty much all do the same, just redo the story like it's the very first game in the series. What I loved about this game was the actual acknowledgment of Matt Hazard's history, some amusing "knock-off" fake titles, and the actual reference to the world you are playing in IS a game.
D3P is not a developer everyone will like, but I find myself a large fan of low-budget games since they offer more unique play than any mainstream games who just tend to copy off each other. However, EL:RoMH seems to take some of it's cover control system from Gears of War, which if you ask me, has an incredible cover system. Matt even comments on how he loves the system in the first level.
The storyline basically plays out that Matt Hazard was supposed to be back and inside of a detective game, but the "game" tries to pull an ol' Metal Gear Solid 2 by trying to replace the main character with one of Matt's old villains. So you get to play through all of Matt's old "games" and fight all his arch rivals to figure out who and why someone is trying to "kill" Matt Hazard.
Most of the enemies are actually fairly amusing. All the allies just made me laugh because of certain references.
Only complaint is the aiming control is slightly sluggish, but easily capable of getting used to. You get to wield a pretty good arsenal of weapons, however, the only time you DO get ammo for them is when you kill an enemy that has the same weapons.
I believe "Eat Lead: Return of Matt Hazard" is a very fun game. Definitely worth a rent. I wouldn't really say "buy it" unless you absolutely love it since the game lacks replay-ability which is a sad side to low-budget games.
gamers (81%) found this review helpful
This is a fun game that doesn't take itself too serious. It's a Third person shooter, with comedy, a little corny but for a person thats played games for a long time you'll be able to get most of the inside jokes. It's not that long, with some challenges. It's not the most visually stunning game ever, but it's good enough with a few throw backs to the old 2D world. I don't think that this is a game to buy for the simple fact that I may play through it once or twice but I'd be disappointed with such a low amount of time that I'd play it for a buy. If there's game you know you want go with those but if your looking for something while waiting for the next game you want, get this.
posted by thetardis (SAINT CLOUD, MN) Dec 21, 2009
Member since Dec 2009
gamers (75%) found this review helpful
From the reviews I was expecting a game with OK gameplay but a fun concept and script.
What I got was, well, just a terrible game. Sluggish controls, bland script, boring board design, buggy cover system with enemies coming from angles designed to make the available cover useless and my biggest pet peeve, boards of solid black.
I have an HD TV, I turned the brightness up, the screen was solid black. For 2 straight boards I struggled through looking around trying to find the path, a path, any path, any THING that was identifiable as a place to go. Literally couldn't tell if I was moving or if I was running against a wall, much less actually able to see the next destination.
This is the only game I have ever gotten that I haven't bothered to finish.
Don't waste your time, drop this from your queue and get something else.