xenutia | Added on: January 4, 2011
I rather enjoyed this game, although for the life of me I couldn't really work out why. It has numerous fairly obvious flaws, but despite that, it's really quite good fun. It's fairly obvious that English isn't the first language of the developers, and the grammar and spelling is quite atrocious throughout - ranging from the hilarious to the diabolical. Perhaps that is part of its charm. The dialogue is very clunky and unnatural, and there is far too much of it early on in the game. There is no spoken dialogue, which is possibly a blessing considering the quality of the written dialogue. I did have to smile at some of the guerillas in the first story, and it wasn't actually a bad story line, even though it was a bit B movie. The storyline does meander rather through the game, moving from one scenario to the other without much continuity, but the graphics are pretty good throughout and it was nice to globe trot a bit. The game play itself I felt was pretty good - basically finding components or objects to fulfill tasks and solve problems and puzzles. The tasks almost all furthered the storyline. The mini games ranged from the hackneyed old standards, which were a bit tiresome, to some fairly new and enjoyable games. Overall though, pretty good. One problem was that because of the rather poor Engish used in some of the instructions and HO listings, it was a bit difficult to work out what you were looking for or what you were supposed to be doing exactly sometimes. It was fairly obvious that several people wrote the text, and one poor soul that wrote the instructions and some of the text didn't really have a clue. If a game is intended for the Engish speaking market, then the developers should ensure that all text is checked by someone who is very fluent in English to make sure that it is not going to confuse or make it difficult for the player to follow instructions. Really though, despite its often amusing failings, I found this a very playable and enjoyable game and well worth trying. It did keep me smiling through most of it, which can't be bad.