Excerpt: After many previews we’ve finally received the definitive version of Infernal. Those previews were positive, but it wouldn’t be the first game that ultimately doesn’t manage to fullfil the expectations.
Conclusion: If you haven't already guessed, The Orange Box is well worth the price you pay for it. While the single-player games are a little on the short side, the achievements and multiplayer action of Team Fortress 2 will keep you playing for months.
Excerpt: Infernal is something of an oddity. As a third-person shooter on the PC it's got many of the qualities you'd want: great visuals, a large arsenal of weapons, special powers and diverse locations.
Excerpt: When I first started playing Infernal , I was actually pleasantly surprised. It reminded me of Winback for the Nintendo 64—frenetic third-person shooting with a basic but effective cover system that adds a bit of flair to the combat.
Conclusion: Would I recommend this to fans of the FPS genre or those who like to play on the darker side of the tracks? No, honestly I wouldn’t waste anyone’s time with false prophecies about Infernal.
Excerpt: Ah, yes. A war between Heaven and Hell being waged right here on innocent little Earth. We've seen this premise in many movies and video games, and every time someone comes up with an interesting, slightly new take on the whole thing. Whether it's the man standing between both as in
Infernal embraces style over substance, resulting in a dull and repetitive shooting experience.
18 May 2007
Summary: In traditional Christian theology, souls stuck between heaven and hell are caught in purgatory, which is an apt description of where Infernal belongs. This third-person shooter portrays the conflict between heaven and hell as being waged on Earth via corporate proxies.
Pros: It looks pretty, ummm, it doesn't crash
Cons: Dull, repetitive gameplay; makes the act of shooting a chore, wastes its interesting setting and premise, short single-player campaign, no multiplayer, little replayability