Excerpt: The Chaos Engine, for those familiar with it there’s not much to say about the latest HD remake of an early 90’s classic. For those not old enough to be suffering from carpal tunnel syndrome or seeing the effects of CRT screens on eye strain The Chaos Engine AA/Remastered is a 1993 game with a...
Excerpt: The Chaos Engine was one of the big hits released for Commodore Amiga computers back in 1993. It was quite a popular game and found itself being ported to various computers and consoles. For Super Nintendo and Sega Genesis gamers in the USA, the game was renamed to Soldier of Fortune .
Summary: With so many great ideas in The Chaos Engine, it pains me to admit that I didn't have much fun. I love the world it creates, the diverse enemies and the science fiction story, but can't get past the punishing difficulty and control occasional control problems.
Summary: Back in 1993, GamePro magazine claimed that The Chaos Engine's (renamed Solider of Fortune for American audiences) overhead gunfighting had "never played better" and that it's a "fun fight to the finish.
Excerpt: One particular thing that is in vogue right now is Steam Punk. If, like me, you’re interminably unhip and don’t know what a Steam-Punk is, they are a kind of goth that likes to put clocks in their shoes.
Summary: To celebrate reaching its twentieth birthday it’s been remade and released courtesy of Abstraction Games and Bitmap Brothers. I didn’t play this game in its original format, in the days where the likes of the Sega Genesis (or Mega Drive to us European folk, and Amiga CD32) were the big players in...
This engine needs some oil — The Chaos Engine review
7 September 2013
Excerpt: Back in 1993, a company by the name of Bitmap Brothers released a top-down adventure title entitled The Chaos Engine. While that game didn’t pick up a significant fan base, its weird dystopian setting and diverse gameplay led to it becoming a cult hit.
Pros: Incredible soundtrack by Richard Joseph returns, Occasionally tickles that nostalgic feeling, Integration of online co-op is nice
Cons: UI issues/bugs, Stilted and awkward controls, No one playing the co-op online, Mostly bland art style, Story shows promise but goes in no direction