By Yummylee 22 Comments
Sooo seems the demo of the upcoming action, grindhouse-ish, game is available to all.
I'm not sure just how long its been around, probably a while but even still during my routine check through the PS-store i stumbled upon this unexpected lil feature.
Like everything on the PSN these days, it took around 30 minutes download/install annd then i was finally able to delve my hands into 70s style wetwork.
Impressions....well from what the demo gives its fairly decent, I imagine it'll be getting alot of 7's or 3 stars concerning giantbomb's rating style.
It seems to have alot in common with Stranglehold with its OTT slow-mo gunplay but also has elements from The Club with its scoring with how you kill your enemies, any generic hack n slash with its swordplay and Prince of Persia with Rubi's maneuverability.
Its all meshed fairly well together though it all seems a little stiff concerning the wall running and open-legged slidin. Sometimes it'll also be a little hard to grasp on just wtf is going on midst the gameplay with Rubi doing all sorts of gymnist feats.
Its not helped much by the grain filter either, which sure is to add to the 70s underground atmosphere but more often just seems to get in the way for me.
Then again concerning its fairly dated graphics I suppose the grain-filter is acting as a blessing for the developers.
Not trying to say this is hands down-no doubt-absolutly-will indefinatley....be a horribley average game that'll give you that icky taste of regret at purchasing at full price...but from what I can muster up, its probably worth a rental for me at least.
Hay it still has some killer highlights though, mostly revolving around the soundtrack which has some epicly catchy 70s tunes that I wouldn't put it past Quentin Tarintino to have handpicked. Eliza Dushku stars at the lovely lass Rubi too, to which unfortunatly I didn't get much oppurtunity to hear during the demo but I'm sure she'll have plenty of dialogue in the full game.
Still, when you Eliza Dushku staring in your game, its no million quid question as to why you needed to have as much of Dushku in your demo as possible!
Voice actors are rarely as sexy as this lass xD. ((would of captioned pic but I'm having a fukin battle in trying to work around this ''improved'' image design..))