Painkiller: Hell & Damnation Review: An old school battle against Hell's minions
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Excerpt: Despite the fact that franchises the likes of Call of Duty , Battlefield , and Borderlands have made massive attempts to evolve the FPS genre, some developers are content with leaving it as it once was. Games like Serious Sam 3: BFE and Rage are more old school than progressive, but that's not a bad thing, because with the proper contemporary refinements, you can definitely get a fun new FPS experience that tugs at your nostalgic heartstrings.
Conclusion: Would I recommend that you buy it? Well, that’s a more difficult question – as a fan, absolutely… but outside of that you’re looking at an old-fashioned FPS with highly religious themes, and a niche audience. With such a star-studded market, there’s plenty of other games you could spend your money on. But if you’re looking for something new… well, you could do worse.
Conclusion: Painkiller Hell & Damnation seems weird in the context of the modern video game industry, a game that comes from the past in order to remind us what a shooter is supposed to be and the kind of emotions that we were currently expecting the genre to generate. After a particularly tough boss fight in the remade Painkiller, I actually had my hands twitching from the adrenaline and I was unable to process the world around me for a few seconds, still caught up in the wild...