1997 was the year another game was banned or censored in Germany.. And
U.S., Canada, Mexico
Well they had a good reason. Carmageddon was violent as hell and made in extremely bad taste including killing pedestrians, bad language, sexual references and other violent content. Which was the reason an emotionless bastard like me liked it so much.
The game was soon forgotten though until a few years back when Stainless Software made an Android version of the game. Which is great btw. Soon after came Carmageddon: Reincarnation and after that the improved and actually playable version Carmageddon: Max Damage with improved… everything. It has a lot of content and it’s a must have for any Carmageddon fan or maybe anyone!
Also it’s one of the few racing games today that has soft body damage modeling (your car or any other can brake in half for example). It’s actually part of the fun to inspect the opponents’ cars after the race and see the damage you’ve done.
I currently have about 35hrs on this one. Haven’t even tried the multiplayer. 😀
I’ve been a huge fan of the Hitman series since it first came out in 2001. Loved it then. Of course no game feels as immersive today as they did when you were 15yrs old but I still think Hitman has a nice idea and backstory and it has kept its value pretty well apart from the fiasko that was Absolution.
The reboot is right back to the roots of the series and with the newly introduced chance of actually missing an opportunity to execute a target if you hesitate, IO Software has actually found something new to insert in the game.
There are of course other changes that have been made but it’s pretty much the solid good old Hitman we all know and love. Personally I’ve grown somewhat impatient over the years of gaming and constantly notice that I no longer possess the nerve to carefully evaluate every opportunity to kill a target nor do I wait in an alley to find out what paths do each of the guards take to achieve perfect timing for silent assassin excellence. But that’s my problem not the games’.
Pictures below are not from the whole first season since I haven’t passed it yet. 🙂 It sure is pretty though.
Until a Steam Sale came up and I bought the game, I always wondered why there wasn’t more buzz around Mad Max. It seemed to be an open world game with brilliant setting and there weren’t any outraged fans shouting how the game ruined the movie/whole franchise and is a total disgrace etc.
Well I got a clue why people or critics didn’t piss their pants out of excitement with this one. It’s okay… Mad Max is OK. No more, no less. No need to bash it nor is there any reason to praise gods for its arrival.
Do I think you should play it? Yes if you like the movies and/or are interested in rusty gasoline leaking armored muscle cars and nice fighting mechanics and the atmosphere this creates. No if you’re looking for an amazing story and diversity. There’s not much diversity. 😀
Found out the Outlast2 Demo is out today. I’ve played through Outlast and the Whistleblower DLC so I had to try it right away. Not dissapointed.
It was scary as hell and although the setting was a bit different horrorwise and the demo was extremely short I think this could mount to something. I think it’s not going to be as good as the first game but I’ll be sure to play it through ’cause of the camcorder effects, enemies, brutality, lighting and just the sheer horror that makes you want to stop playing but you got to push on..
These screens were taken from the early part of the demo because after that for the last 5 minutes I really just wanted to run and hide, not take screenshots. 😀 But they give you an idea of the visuals and the horror style. *EDIT: Played again and was able to press F12 in a few more occasions.* :}
Texture details in today’s games continue to amaze an old fart like me.
This is here just for the feeling of joy when the teacher rolled this in the class. 🙂
It’s dark. So you need the night vision in your CAM.