Enter the fast shooting world of INSECTICIDE as hot shot rookie Detective Chrys Liszt and help solve a crime of epic proportions. Lead your team on a bug hunt, collecting clues and solving puzzles. Use old-fashioned street smarts, unique insect abilities and an arsenal of ingenious bug weapons to confront your suspects. Explore a futuristic world of mutant insects and uncover the truth in a city infested with corruption. It won’t be easy solving this mystery, but some buggy’s got to do it!
Put your detective skills to the test and lead a crime investigation in a futuristic world of mutant insects and film noir locations. Collect clues to solve a gripping mystery brimming with twists, turns, and double-crossings.
Use specialized weaponry and unique insect powers to shadow your suspects or confront them head-on.
Collect and convert radioactive pollen from the environment to assemble a variety of unique, organic-based weapons.
Interrogate suspects, interview witnesses, and play good cop / bad cop to get the info you need.
A cast of nearly 30 unique characters.
This is a 3D platformer which had me bored in minutes. It is not captivating at all and the platforming is some of the worst I've ever played. Shooting is repetitive and the world's blandness becomes apparent after a few minutes. I could barely make some jumps at the weird angles given, and only after many tries. To top it off, the game is incomplete and is only part one.
Part 3D platformer, part point & click adventure. Its action parts are a little repetitive, and the adventure puzzles aren't really as good as it could have been either. The end result is an odd game that really doesn't do well in either aspects. The only thing that's going in its favour is the humourous story and setting. Oh the game is also incomplete, since this is only part 1 and no more were released (for the PC at least), so the game basically ends just as the story is picking up steam. Too bad.
Insecticide didn't live up to it's looks. I really liked the artstyle it was going for when I have seen it first, but this is not another Psychonauts. While the story and writing is quite good, the gameplay does not give any challenge, and it's also not really good at what it does. Platforming does not require any precision, and action sequences just serve as a reason to unload your weapons at something, but not much thought has gone into these encounters. Visually the game is still charming though, while not too impressive on a technical level (remember, the game came out in 2008), the style is still nice. Music isn't anything memorable sadly. If you want to experience the game, the only redeeming quality is the story.
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