Reviews by SGGDrew

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Oldschool FPS Mediocrity

SGGDrew | May 28, 2013 | Review of Clive Barkers Jericho

Is Clive Barker's Jericho worth your time? Yes and no.

Jericho is a horror FPS with nothing much else going for it. The storyline is serviceable, the graphics are mediocre to bad, and the gameplay is bog-standard.

With that out of the way, lets talk about the good parts. Jericho features an interesting mechanic with the ability to switch between any member of your squad, who have a variety of unique abilities and weapons, on the fly. This allows you to pop between characters and mow down enemies in this generic, but gorey and action-filled game. The game is also relatively short, but not in a bad way. Perhaps more a merciful way as the game would most likely wear out it's welcome if it were much longer.

By no means is Jericho an awful game, especially without it's original $60 price tag. It is simply generic with an interesting horror coating that would appeal to a niche audience of Clive Barker fans or FPS games along the lines of Painkiller.

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New & Old

SGGDrew | May 26, 2013 | Review of Hitman: Absolution

Hitman: Absolution is an odd bird. Everything about it feels like a Hitman game. The soundtrack and atmosphere form a gritty and interesting base to the surprisingly story-heavy game. But once you actually sit down to play, you'll notice things are all gravy in the Absolution universe. The game provides a greater emphasis on disguises and stealth while making it extremely viable to be a walking death machine. The game simply feels easier than the rest of the series, with all this emphasis being places on disguises that don't always work. Meanwhile, the levels are littered with temptations to ditch that Silent Assassin rating and go berzerk.

Overall, it's not bad. In fact, it's quite fun. It's dark and interesting with a fun point-based scoring system. But at the end of the day, it doesn't feel much like a Hitman game.