Excerpt: Old School Games has delivered a game that suits their name perfectly. You won't be playing as a hero trying to save the world from a madman on an island nor trying to save the woman you love nor getting revenge on the people who killed your family. You will be playing as a descendant of the mythological gods who has been banished by Hades from your home, Mount Olympus. Your objective is to simply gun your way through a type of purgatory maze Hades has placed you in.
Conclusion: God Mode is a game that’s fun for about an afternoon, if that. Because of how dull the game is, there’s no real incentive to play for long stretches of time. There are only five maps to play and there’s a certain degree of annoyance associated with having to replay a stage you just completed because someone else in the party voted for it. Additional difficulty modes and Oaths does mix the gameplay up but for me, it isn’t enough to create a compelling shooter experience.
Excerpt: I’m being a bit hard on God Mode , I know, but that’s because I did have a lot of fun with it. It has a smoke-and-mirrors-free charm, competent core mechanics and co-op shooting. Who doesn’t like co-op shooting? (Vaguely Greek skeletons, that’s who.) Unfortunately, the lack of content just won’t keep the game going long enough. Playing by yourself is a drag, obviously, but each passing day results in more difficulty trying to get a full game going.
Review: God Mode's limitations keep it grounded in mortality
1 May 2013
Excerpt: It seems everyone wants in on the online multiplayer shooter market – and why not? There's a reason games like Halo 4 and Call of Duty: Black Ops II stay high on the charts every week when it comes to Xbox Live traffic. But a lot of these developers don't seem to realize that you need to offer something different to stand out.
Excerpt: Hades might be hell in a toga, to quote the sarcastic narrator of four-player horde shooter God Mode, but its motley rogues' gallery of demons and monsters never quite equals the hellishness of enduring multiple matches that freeze at the good parts. For PC players, at least, that's where the true torment of this trip through the underworld lies.
Pros: Beautiful demonic environments, Mutators add variety to otherwise repetitive gameplay, Satisfying co-op gunplay, Oaths allow you to customize your difficulty level
Cons: Suffers from frequent crashes, No option to turn off voice chat, Limited map content gets old quickly
Summary: God Mode выглядит привлекательно лишь на первый, поверхностный взгляд: в трейлерах, в скриншотах, в описании на официальном сайте. При ближайшем рассмотрении становится ясно, что это попросту плохой шутер, безыдейный и насквозь вторичный. Даже повторить аркадную механику флагманов жанра у него не получилось: от нее остался в лучшем случае каркас, да и тот весь гнутый.
Summary: Для своего ценника в 299 рублей God Mode является удовольствием на все деньги. Весёлый, не вызывающий напряжение, спинномозговой кооперативный шутер, который, несмотря на некоторые недостатки, стоит рекомендовать к ознакомлению. Сомневающиеся могут подождать сезона скидок в Steam и взять игру раза в два дешевле – тогда точно не ошибётесь.