Archive for the Action Category

Star Trek: Hidden Evil – Set Phasers to Good

Posted in Action, PC with tags , on 04 January 2023 by Thomas

Here we are with a new year with new games to play, and why not start the year with the action/adventure title Star Trek: Hidden Evil, a game by Presto Studios, Inc. It’s an old one, and it’s very similar in style and control to the spy adventure In Cold Blood which I have reviewed here on the site. With that I mean; tank-controls in a world of pre-rendered static background shots. Hidden Evil is based on the not-so-great Star Trek: Insurrection movie. Thankfully, it’s more of a background drop than actually being the main frame of the story. Now, I wouldn’t say it’s a fantastic game, but for a lover of Star Trek, it’s an amusing addition.

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Ghost 1.0 – Do androids fear Ghosts?

Posted in Action, PC with tags , , on 17 December 2022 by Thomas

Ghost 1.0 is a 2D platformer in the “Metroidvania” genre, and it’s made by the developers Unepic fran. It’s set in the future and your role in this somewhat cyberpunk: ish world is to infiltrate a spaceship hanging around in low orbit around earth. Now, I’m not an expert on this genre, even if I have played a few, so I can’t say for certain if it’s a Metroidvania game to its core, but I do think it’s a fair bit linear to truly be a Metroid-like game. However, I had a really good time playing, and even if I didn’t have to search every nook and cranny to find my way through the game.

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Spider-Man: Miles Morales – The Harlem Show

Posted in Action, Console, Playstation 4 with tags , on 05 December 2022 by Thomas

Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a third-person superhero action game by Insomniac Games. It’s a spin-off/sequel to Spider-Man from 2018. I’m not much of a superhero fan – you could actually say I kinda hate the genre for the most part, but that is thanks to the movies. However, I do enjoy a few of the more grounded heroes when they are not connected to some greater absurd universe. Batman, Spider-man, and The Punisher are some of the few I can read, watch and play without feeling too much disgust. I decided to play this after enjoying the 2018 release, and what can I say? Well, like much modern-made stuff, the writing is absolutely abysmal, and it’s probably the most on-the-nose game I have ever played when it comes to its divisive politics, virtue signaling, and general “wokeness”.

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Darktide – Dark Money

Posted in Action, PC with tags on 02 December 2022 by Thomas

Yesterday I tried Warhammer 40,000: Darktide on Microsoft Gamepass. I can’t say I was looking forward to the game or anything, but I thought why not give it a go since I got a subscription (for 1 euro) running. I think the gameplay is fine, even if I’m not a Left 4 Dead genre enthusiast. Shooting, slashing, and stomping things as my Ogryn felt entertaining, however, it will not be something that would last me incredibly long. The visuals and the general atmosphere seems top-notch, and it ran wonderfully on my system with ray tracing enabled. Apparently, it does not for a lot of people, but by some miracle, it did for me.

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Deus Ex: Human Revolution: The Missing Link

Posted in Action, PC, RPG with tags , , on 03 November 2022 by Thomas

Deus Ex: Human Revolution: The Missing Link is a stand-alone (if we go by the original release) expansion for Deus Ex: Human Revolution. In the Director’s Cut version of the game, this expansion is integrated into the main campaign of HR, not without some issues, though – bug and pacing-wise. The story of The Missing Link takes place during the campaign when Adam Jensen leaves the Hengsha harbor in a stasis pod. In the HR storyline, Adam is unaccounted for three days, and in this expanded narrative, we get to experience what happened to him during those missing days. Like the main game, this expansion is made by Eidos MontrĂ©al.

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