Top critical review
3 people found this helpful
on 23 November 2001
Imagine the scene... Three guys sitting in a cold, badly painted room. Small 14" TV is on, with Dreamcast whirring away beside it. One guy is holding a controller, another is watching the screen with terror and helplessness to help with the noticing of the evil monstrosities that could appear at any moment. The third is sitting with a wad of paper - crying out directions: "Well it says there is one just to the left of where you are." "Well it's not my fault that it is wrong!!" Game is played and eventually completed - mostly during a half hour before school starts, lunch times and an hour after school.
This is an ok game. It has many graphical improvements over the other versions on other platforms. It plays well with decent controls allowing you great freedom of play. It is attractive and is very atmospheric with a very good backing soundtrack (involving many a tangled scream etc.) It has a lot to do, with over a hundred "Dark Souls" to collect. This is not a game you will complete with in your first month of buying it :)
However, it does nothing to make you want to play it. After the first few levels there is not much new to be seen. Sure new levels with nicely detailed scenery and new weapons, but there is not really anything about the game that says: "play me!!"
It becomes very repetitive and annoying when you find yourself searching for hours to find just one extra "Dark Soul" so you can progress.
If you can get hold of a game guide, then there is more fun to be had killing all the minions than there is searching aimlessly for all those "Dark Souls", and if you play with the lights out, with some mates, you can get a few nights of enjoyment out of it. It was a lot more fun to be trying to find things together, as a group all discussing and arguing about where to go and what to do next than it was to play individually.
Buy, get a game guide and play with some friends.