At 7/1/10 07:14 PM, BlackmarketKraig wrote:
I just wanted to say that Zeno Clash is a great game, in my opinion, though it is VERY short, only about 4-5 hours or so of gameplay for the main story. There are Steam achievements to earn and an arena type mode for replay value, so you can extend your play time that way, also you can use the Zeno Clash models for Garry's Mod if you're into that scene.
Oh yes, it wasn't a bad game by any means. It's just not the type of game to pay £5.62 for. The shortness of the game and the lack of variation of enemies (you fight the same people over and over again) just leaves it short of a recommendation. In terms of imagination though, it is amazing. It even uses the unique setting and creatures to it's advantage for a nice twist at the end. It's also a treat for your eyes. It's just, well, painfully linear with only small areas to look around with the same objective over and over again (go here, beat everyone up, next room).
Not to mention, the PC version got screwed over after the console version got some exclusive new things that PC gamers, if they do get it, will have to pay extra for. I'd honestly recommend looking elsewhere, like Killing Floor which offers the occasional free updates (e.g. new levels and there was even an update of a new perk, new weapons and new enemies, all for free, you can pay for some skins if you want), which I'm hoping they'll release a new one. Either that or a game that supports mods like Mount And Blade: Warband (and, if you can, get both that and the previous one, if you can't, well, just get Warband, the previous version is only useful for older mods). Believe me, it's refreshing to break up playing in medieval times to play some 1884 and shooting some people down with rifles and revolvers. Two more games that supports mods is, naturally, Half Life 1 and 2; although I'm guessing you already knew that.