|It's like a hidden-object game all over again.|
Genre - Action
Metascore - N/A
Developer - LucasArts
Other Games by Developer - Star Wars Jedi Knight: Dark Forces II, The Secret of Monkey Island: Special Edition
Mat's Playtime - 6.6 hours
The nostalgia, the whimsy, the Nintendo-hard difficulty – we all love retro gaming, but probably only console platformers. Dark Forces hasn’t aged well at all. Essentially a key-hunt, the gameplay depends on you exploring every level completely, but the textures are so repetitive you often can’t see corners along walls. It’s like running through a tedious optical illusion. Supposedly the first FPS to let you look up/down, it’s clumsily implemented through pageup/down. Luckily the glass-like enemies fall as soon as you look at them so you have plenty of time to dance the robot. Pushing boundaries then, but just painful now.
Mat's Score - 3/10