Sunday, February 13, 2011

Close, but no punch in the face

First of the North Star is not a good game. A game about punching people until their heads explode should strive, above all else, to get the punching part right. When attempting a combo send you careening of in random directions you are probably doing something wrong. When the only way to stop certain animations is to dive roll, a move that grants little to no invulnerability, you are definitely doing something wrong. And when you lock away significant portions of the players move set behind the usual 'get points by killing dudes' storefront but make everything so expensive that little to no advancement is seen between levels you should stop what you are doing and seriously reflect on you career choice.

The one thing that is right so far is the way that people explode, and that kind of gratuitous gore will only keep me interested for so long. I don't know why I am surprised, look at the source material:

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