Saturday, 8 January 2011

This Went Under The Radar

Got a call yesterday from BB to say they had finally located the game disc for Blood Drive, so i picked it up afterwork, they knocked a fiver off for messing me around so it only stood me at 15 beer tokens in all. I have to say i am v.pleased with the game, it's not original by any means, arena based car combat! Carmageddon, Twisted Metal, Vigilante8, you should know the score. But it does have teh Zombeez!!1! The gameplay and controls are solid, the graphics pretty nice, someone said it used GTAs engine, not sure how true that is mind. And you know what, it's FUN (and cheap) and has that you gotta keep moving or you're deadness to it that Unreal Tourny has, there is no room/time to camp and when i hit my first 25Kill Streak i couldn't help but grin like a mad bastard, cars + weapons + cliches + zombies = a good laugh.
It has the sort of game modes you'd expect, capture the flag (skull), elimination, kill everything, head to head, checkpoint races. you pick you vehicle/driver at the start of the round and the roulette wheel spins to name your rival, you get bonus points for beating them, or killing them, it's up to you. There are no perks, XP, killstreaks or any of that bollocks, everyone starts on a level field each game. can't get much fair than that.
All in all, a big bowl of Frosted Flakes sprinkled with zombie bits of approval.

1 comment:

  1. Nice trailer and right up my street, reviews indicate it's OK, may be worth dragging out of a bargain bin.

    Then there is the new Twisted Metal on it's way this year - tentatively interested in that.