Reviews and Problems with Clive Barker's Jericho
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Realm of Gaming
1 October 2013
Excerpt: Pyxis Prime is a prison. It doesn't contain rapists, murderers, or thieves but was meant to hold a single inmate whose only crime was birth. This being is referred to as the Firstborn, a creature that was God's initial creation.
Conclusion: The game’s upbeat, cheery soundtrack sets the right tone for a Wario platformer. A more orchestral direction might have been even better but the soundtrack is nevertheless amazing. Even Wario’s grunts and the other random sound effects in the game are worthy of a nod.
Excerpt: Clive Barker might be well respected but he's not had the best of track records with his movies. Other than Hellraiser and Candyman the horror legend has struggled to reach greatness, so this could be why he's decided to work on a video game.
Excerpt: I'm a fan of Clive Barker for a long time. I've read almost all his books. Recently, Barker took some time off from writing to work on a new game. He teamed up with publisher Codemasters and developer Mercury Steam (Scrapland makers) to deliver Clive Barker's Jericho - a supernatural horror-themed...
Excerpt: Sorry, PC gaming addicts: If you're busy biding your weeks waiting anxiously for Unreal Tournament III, don't expect rival first-person splat-'em-up Jericho to ease the burden in the meantime.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: I love Clive Barker. I like Codemasters. What on earth happened to result in this game being so painfully average??? In fact, it's probably worse than average with the current high quality games available on the PC and 360. Not even for hardened horror fans, like myself.
Excerpt: Horror author Clive Barker last lent his name and narrative talent to a video game six years ago. The PC-only release, Clive Barker's Undying, was notably spooky in its delivery, if a bit derivative in gameplay.
Excerpt: Behold the Firstborn rising again! Clive Barker’s Jericho plot delves into the supernatural. Before Adam and Eve, God created a being male and female, good and evil, beautiful and terrifying known as The Firstborn. The being shook its creator thus getting banished into the Abyss.
Pros: Squad control scheme
Cons: Linear gameplay, short duration, too much gore