Okay so, rather than write you a review on Aliens/Far Cry 3/Crysis 3 or any other of the fab titles that were released this year, I’ve started a game that was released back in 2011 and probably wasn’t even hyped up at the time. It’s called Shadows of the Damned.
The story focuses around the guy on the cover art, Garcia, who is a Demon Hunter. He comes home one day and finds his girlfriend Paula (Angel as he so likes to call her) being abducted by Fleming, the Lord of the Demons. Basically long story short, Garcia follows Fleming back to the underworld with his sidekick Johnson who is pretty much a severed head that turns in to a gun and a motorcycle and a torch. He has to fight demons to save his precious girlfriend blah blah blah..
Now before you start, I got this game for a fiver from Blockbuster in their 4 for £20 game deal. Saw the cover, thought “cool” and decided to give it a whirl. It’s been sat gathering dust on my shelf for about 6 months now so I felt that now was the time to play it.
I must say, I’m only on the 2nd chapter (which is one of the longest) but I’m enjoying it. Theres lots of little jokes and quips that make you chuckle and take it away from being your typical “OMG LOOK DEMONS AND I HAVE NO AMMO WHAT AM I GOING TO DO? *CUE CUTSCENE” – There still are cutscenes but the main character isn’t a whiney little bitch like most main characters in demon games.
So far I have two guns, one named the Boner (lol.) and a shotgun whos name I don’t remember and I’m collecting Red Gems (upgrades) and White Gems (to spend on alcohol that heals you). All in all so far it’s a pretty good game. It’s nice for me to take a step back from all the franchises hogging the current market and play an older game that doesn’t have the influence of Halo/CoD/Battlefield/Forza/etc. and if I’m honest Shadows of the Damned is one of the first games i’ve played without reading a review for – which I’m not sure is a good or bad thing, but I love it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone looking for a cheap time killer.
Oh and another thing that is awesome?! The gates are guarded by newborn baby heads that are freakishly ugly. How do you get the gates open, you might ask? Each baby asks for a different treat in order to let you pass. For example strawberries, brains.. yeah, messed up, but very cool when you take a step back and think – i’m trying to find a human brain for a dismembered baby head guarding a gate – what fun!
I’m looking forward to getting further in to this game, and I’m actually interested to see how the story progresses. So from me its a solid 7/10 and I would recommend it to anyone (except my little brother – he only likes shooty war games)