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An Older Mind Returning to Youth
on 25 January 2012
Well, I am writing this review in 2012 for no reason other than I have just re-visited my childhood a bit and fee like it.
This was one of the first games I ever really got into. Myself, two uncles and my dad would play it via LAN (remember that?) and it provided hours of fun for us all. When I purchased it myself and tackled single player I initially loved it. Having returned to it years later I'm struggling to understand why.
The zombies are creepy and there are a few jumpy moments (with the light off and it's late) and there are some fun missions. However, it was only a challenge when I was 14 and I completed the game in Death Incarnate mode without too much trouble in very little time. The frustrating thing was getting lost one some of the maps where they are labarynthine and confusing to navigate, which makes it a pain, frankly.
The hardest boss is the Ubersoldat. The final boss is a joke, and I mean really a joke. A magazine from the venom finishes him off and I found myself having to make it more difficult by using pistols, which simply takes longer rather than makes it harder.
There are some fun missions that I found myself doing time trials in against some friends but really dissapointed overall.
Multiplayer is its redeeming feature but now lacks pretty much anyone on its servers. Play Enemy Territory instead. However, ET really has died a death now with far too much modding going on. It's gotten boring.