Monday, 30 April 2012

100 Word Review - #M3 - Star Wars: Dark Forces

It's like a hidden-object game all over again.
Star Wars: Dark Forces

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

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