posted by slowbreakdown (PATERSON, NJ) Aug 4, 2011
Member since Aug 2011
The Summer,which usually spells a drought for major AAA video games has given us actually worthwhile. SOTD is a third-person action shooter which combines the best elements of dead space and resident evil 4 to create something fresh and original.
Pros -Shooting mechanics are tight and responsive. -Art style is reminiscent of old grindhouse movies. -Very immature sense of humor that does not take itself seriously. -Exceptional boss battles that are each different and pose different challenges that require multiple strategies. -inspired light/dark manipulation puzzles that are not overused, which helps to keep the game at a nice pace. -Chilling Soundtrack that keeps you immersed in every part of the game.
Cons -Not much variety in enemy type. -Inclusion of 2D sidescroller levels was a bit of a head-scratcher. - Story was a little underdeveloped and secondary. -Lack of new game plus mode lowers the replay value considerably
In conclusion, this is a welcome surprise in the summer months and is an excellent survival horror game with a unique style and sense of humor. But because of its low replay value i strongly advise you to rent this title.
This game had great potential in that it had a fun yet cliche plotline, and a lot of over the top action and lines that paid homage to classic grindhouse-esque movies. However, the graphics seem lazy and the levels are repeatedly copy and pasted. The gameplay is fun, but after a while of doing the same boss fights and same techniques, the game becomes unbearingly repetitive. This game is not worth a buy, but for a quick weekend rental, it's not too bad.