Last game I completed was on 27 June. Crap, it's been a while. Anyway, this time, we have... Alien Shooter + Expansions
When I encountered the ridiculous amount of enemies on the Serious Sam games, I never thought there would actually be a game that could surpass it. Boy, how wrong I was. Ladies and Gentlemen, I present you Alien Shooter! The game's title is very descriptive of what the game is all about; a shooter game with Aliens, but sadly you are not an Alien Shooter (that is, you are not an Alien who Shoots).
Anyway, Alien Shooter is an isometric shoot-em-up where your goal is to navigate narrow halls and sometimes open areas and shoot a countless number of aliens before you proceed to the next stage to shoot yet more aliens and that's pretty much the formula of the game. 1000s of aliens is not an exaggeration for one level and the game can become very gory as a result. Oh yes, it might not have the most detailed gore of all times, but when the whole floor becomes a sea of blood, it becomes a moot point. To help you in this task, you have an assortment of progressively more powerful weapons which you can buy with money, beginning with the humble pistols till you reach something like the flamethrower (sadly, thanks to the game's limited visual quality, the enemies don't burn, but just die), along with some environmental hazards like good old barrels and even some missiles. You can also buy or even find some equipment that increases your hp, damage, ammo capacity, speed and of course some good old armor, because you can't have a shoot-em-up without health kits and armor pickups. Alien Shooter can, indeed, become greatly cathartic.
Having said that, there are things that annoyed me with the game. First, the isometric camera along with the combination of narrow halls and the lack of wall transparency can make it difficult at times to shoot or avoid enemies. Speaking of enemies, the AI can be dumb as bricks, with the pathfinding being particularly terrible, resulting in enemies who keep on running in walls, rather than walk through the door next to them in their attempt to reach you. Becomes particularly hilarious, when enemies with ranged capabilities decide to keep shooting at the damned walls, thinking they can get you, and as a result end up killing their allies. XD
Finally, the inability to save mid-stage can be particularly annoying, especially with some levels from the expansions which can take a while to complete and if you lose all your lives, there you go back to the beginning of the stage. Extra finally, the second expansion can be particularly bullshit, because even when you have cleared the room of 1000s of enemies and proceed to the next one only to find even more and you decide to try retreat backwards to gain some distance from them, enemies appear from sudden nowhere so the game can get you in an incredibly cheap pincer attack.
Oh well, time to update the list
. It's been collecting dust.