NecroVisioN: Lost Company
NecroVisioN: Lost Company is the prequel to the old-school horror FPS which covers the events that happened before the NecroVisioN story began. The game contains several unique levels, characters, weapons and gameplay elements, as well as a new main hero that tells the original game story from an opposing perspective.
Players now act as one of the WWI German soldiers that discovers the evil forces unleashed by the war and starts to fight against them. Eventually the player leads soldiers from all the nations gathered on the front through massive battles against the zombies and demons.
10 new levels in the single player campaign
15 new characters
6 new weapons
Variety of special weapon upgrades
New drivable vehicles to use in the fight including the FT17 tank and Halberstadt CL.II airplane
Several additional close combat techniques, spells and fatalities in single player
New, unique multiplayer mode: Gas Attack
3 new maps and several new skins for multiplayer mode
New visual effects like enhanced depth-of-field, soft shadows and new shaders with optimized renderer and data loading system.
NecroVisioN: Lost Company - Reviewcarlyle | Dec. 7, 2012 | See all carlyle's reviews »
NecroVision: Lost Company is a prequel to the horror-shooter to historical setting that staged a somewhat skewed version of World War I. History makes us play a soldier who fights supernatural forces but which seems destined to eventually become the Necromancer this then in the first chapter (after this according to the timeline). I would say that is a B-shooter, a title of second order but with dignity, well-structured and even enjoyable. The graphics engine has several new and enhanced features, the management of lights and shadows, through a general increase of the polygons on the screen and new shaders to get a speed loader. The fights will be once again in the name of absolute frenzy, populated by a dozen unreleased monsters.
I just dont get this gamedanteveli | Oct. 4, 2012 | See all danteveli's reviews »
The idea behind World War zombie shooter is somewhat appealing to me. The horror you can create is just epic. Sadly not this time. Lost Company is much like Painkiller - run and gun type of games. It tries to appeal to old school gamers raised on Doom and that type of gameplay. i don't think it does it really well. Gameplay quality is sub par compared to the games that inspired it. Graphics is not really good and it can get boring. On the other hand price tag of 2$ makes it now more acceptable and raises the paid amount versus title value bar way higher. For me its still not really good game that can get cult following based on what it is.
Fun but shortSharptap | Sept. 24, 2012 | See all Sharptap's reviews »
This game wasnt really apreciatted by the critics , and it's easy to see why. The voice acting is horrible and the game is full of bugs. But if you can get through that you can get a fun cheap game. I had some fun killing the monsters of this game and going through the short storyline of this old school FPS that makes me remember the fun I had playing Doom.
UglyZinzun | Sept. 2, 2012 | See all Zinzun's reviews »
This game is simply ugly: horrible graphic,tons of bugs.It's an old-style fps like Doom,but developers want to make it partially "new" introducing health regeneration,the iron sight,melee attacks...so this game hasn't an identity. Maybe you can try to play it now that is on deal for two euro,but if you want old-style action game simply buy other title like Hard Reset,Painkiller and similar.
Decent supernatural shooterCooberstooge | Aug. 30, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
For someone who's into the alternate history / WWII Nazi zombie stuff, Necrovision: Lost Company is a pretty cool game. The mix of old-school shooting mechanics with a few things thrown in from the FPS games of today is nice, and it's all wrapped up in great visuals.
The sounds are superbly done, with tense moments often causing the player to jump because of a wisely inserted explosion or scream. The soundtrack is dark and moody - a perfect score for the theme of the game.
Graphics-wise, the overall choice of colours is one of darkness, with plenty of shadowed textures and gaunt faces on the soldiers you'll be running across. The guns are all period-correct, and look very good, with lots of extra time spent obvious in the detailing. Explosions and fire also look fairly realistic, and coming close to any of that did unfortunately cause me some lag.
Melee combat is a big focus in Necrovision: LC, with lots of blood flying during combat. The FPS elements are pure old-school, and some of the tight, dark corridors will take you veteran gamers back to such classics as Doom.
The game did crash a couple of times on me without giving any reason, but otherwise, I had no other problems while playing. Definitely a solid bit of programming but, like others have said, could really have done with a little more polish.