A zombie outbreak eradicated all hope of returning life back to normal, now only survival lives on. Run, hide and fight your way through the undead as Randall searches for his family in this gorgeous, gritty, destroyed world.Read full description
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Deadlight is a gorgeous, cinematic rollercoaster ride through a dying world, with a great story that builds up momentum until the very end... where it runs off the cliff and self-terminates. Both of the two possible endings come out of left field and feel like an insult to the player, and to make matters worse, one of them sits behind an impossible Nightmare Mode that has to be completed in one sitting, with only two checkpoints. I say impossible, because later levels are full of glitchy action sequences that require split-second timing with glitchy controls, and often result in death because the player gets caught on invisible obstacles, requiring a replay of the last 20-30 minutes, only to die again and start it all over. To avoid all of that undue stress, and come out with your hair intact, I suggest playing the Normal mode and imagine your own ending, because the journey is thoroughly enjoyable, and that's always the best part anyway.
This game has very nice graphics especially with the backgrounds being in the zombie apocalypse. There isn't a lot of variety of enemies, just slashing, meleeing and shooting zombies most of the time and attacking soldiers for only a little bit. The sound and music adds a nice creepy mood to the game. The game controls are nice with all the jumping and leaping, and is perfect for a controller, with weapons like a fireaxe, slingshot, shotgun and pistol. The major problem I have with this game is the voice acting, especially the main character Randall Wayne who seems to be over acting all his lines and doesn't feel natural. If you like the Walking Dead, then you will like this game because there is literally a character in this game that is exactly like Glenn from Walking Dead lookswise and you meet him for the first time in the exact same way as well The story is decent but the ending was a little sloppy and didn't make much sense but overall this game was enjoyable if you like the zombie genre.
Obtained on sale, it felt like a worthwhile upgrade. The controls of the original game were clunky and frustrating; I quit during the Rat's trap gauntlet. The Director's Cut is significantly more playable. The animations are still a little clunky, in particular when the player "snaps" to ledges that appear out of reach, but that's more of a problem with imprecise level design. In the end I made it through the game with minimal frustration and only a few times saying "oh come on." The crispness from a higher resolution had me appreciating the scenery in a way the murky original release never did.
this is a tough little game, that at the same time not so tough, to be frustrating. Here, you have to fight other humans, undead, and a city that constantly tries to collapse on your head. The game looks awesome, and the game itself is easy to control. Most of the puzzles can be solved if you use your head, but you really have to use your head, and be quick a lot of times. The story on the other hand is...well, it's not bad, but i just hate it, when...you know what, i won't even say anything. It exist, it's okay, and if you don't see it from a mile away, it might even be surprising. Fat chance...
Yes, another apocalyptic zombie game. So what makes this game any different than the hordes of others - The atmosphere. There is a dark, lonely, rather creepy feeling about trying to find your way from one point to the next that really makes this game worth playing. You really feel like it's you against the world in this game. Whether you need to jump and avoid the zombie, or strategically take them out one at a time, it's all about how you manage it. No one is there to help you. It's just you against the hordes of zombies blocking your way to find out what happened to your family. With so many other zombie killing games out there, it was refreshing to play one where strategy played a bigger part than just pure action.
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