March is upon us, this could’ve been the month for one of the biggest games of the year. Alas, we’re just stuck with the possibility of a snow day with no Cyberpunk 2077 to play.
Middle Earth -Shadow of War
A couple of months back Shadow of War was part of the monthly Humble Bundle package and over the weekend I figured it was time to try it out.
Things started off ok, the set up for the story wasn’t bad, the visuals looked great and, well I had positive thoughts from the first. I figured I would enjoy playing this one.
However, after about an hour I uninstalled it… It’s not that it’s a terrible game, I just found that I was already feeling bored with it. Nothing about the game felt new or exciting. Additionally, all the same old open-world tropes starting popping up and I just couldn’t be bothered to get into that. Climbing of ‘towers’ to identify areas of interest. Sneaking through bushes and making noise to attract enemies. It’s a tired formula that I’m fed up of seeing.
Realistically I should have expected that going in. I played the first game and it was a similar affair. That being said, what I hadn’t expected was just how done with that kind of gameplay I was.
Another Humble Bundle game that I decided to jump on was Project Warlock. An old school style FPS that feels little like Doom and Wolfenstein. It’s fast-paced, full of enemies and is bullet spraying fun.
One thing I really like is the visual style of the game. It kind of looks a bit like a comic book brought to life and works really well when in this scenario and type of game.
There are 60 stages to play through each filled with a wide variety of enemies, secrets, and weapons to play with. Furthermore, you can upgrade abilities between stages to dish out even more carnage. It’s a fun game that’s quick and easy to pick up. Additionally, it’s only £4 at the moment.