Conclusion: In spite of some medium-sized annoyances, there are no game-breaking problems here, and there’s a lot of enjoyment to be had for players who like a sprinkle of terror on their gaming pie. Along with GTA: Chinatown Wars, Dementium just goes to show that there is an adult market for DS software and, as long as they are of a similar quality to these two examples, gamers from this more mature demographic should be very satisfied indeed.
Excerpt: An orchestra of guttural moans and the rhythmic squeal of grinding metal probed my ears. Hazy eyes opened to catch a passing glimpse of a woman's battered face. Faster and faster, my manic wheelchair careened through wilting hallways and a walking menagerie of rotting flesh before pitching me to the emptiness of an endless pit. For a second, everything was still. Thunder claps and the torrential assault of rain on glass welcomed me back to consciousness.
Summary: “Dementium: The Ward” does many things right that it would be a shame for DS owners not to give it a try. Renegade Kid developed a solid first effort that although it’s not without its faults, provides plenty of thrills and screams in an entertaining horror-fest. Dementium comes with a high recommendation!
Excerpt: Renegade Kid is an indie developer based in Austin, Texas. The Company's first game, Dementium: The Ward, is a first-person horror effort that gathered a wide selection of decent reviews upon its US release in October 2007. It's taken a long time for the game to drag its demonic derrière over to Europe, but in this case late is certainly better than never: it's a thoroughly decent effort that provides the DS with a neat survival-shooter hybrid – hardly an area in which...
Summary: Dementium: The Ward tells a twisted story with gruesome 3D visuals and FPS gameplay. The game's interactive narrative reveals the puzzling nature of a strange hospital frozen-in-time, and introduces a cast of peculiar characters.
Conclusion: Games are reviewed on their merits and sometimes the price tag is one of them. In the case of Battlefield Heroes the game’s price tag coupled with the large amount of fun the game can provide creates a huge plus. The game is not going to replace your regular multiplayer shooters but it does provide a nice change of pace for players to jump in and out of with little consequence.
Pros: The game is fast paced, fun and free.
Cons: There are only four maps and they all look very similar.