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 presentation facelift. For what little passes as a story in Chaos Engine the game’s introduction is your friend.
Summary: The Chaos Engine is a relic that, for whatever reason, was re-released as a remake without the perks or qualities to even give it that merit. Its a simple, classic action game that, while it can be very enjoyable with a friend for a short amount of time, said enjoyment factors ends very abruptly. The Chaos Engine offers nothing new and really has no substance to get out of its dated gameplay.
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. This enhanced version needs a few more enhancements to be ready for the 21st century! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
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. I’ve also learned, through bitter experience, that Steampunks don’t like it when you refer to them by the shortened term of ‘Spunks.’ Anyway, they make tea pots out of Octopuses, so they’re an ok sub-culture in my book.
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. Though originally released for the Amiga (and ported to the SNES and others), The Chaos Engine has now arrived on our PCs as Mastertronic Group and Abstraction Games both decided it was time to make the old new yet again.
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
Excerpt: Det går som regel galt når noen prøver å kødde med tiden i bøker og film. Selv de minste endringene viser seg å få fatale konsekvenser; Nazi-Tyskland vinner 2. verdenskrig, foreldrene dine blir aldri sammen om ikke hele universet tar kvelden.
Summary: Da un passato glorioso giunge il remake di The Chaos Engine, uno degli shooter cooperativi più divertenti mai creati. Quella maestria vecchia scuola di ricordarsi esattamente i punti di respawn e lo studio dei pattern dei nemici per passare un livello, torna in tutta la sua brutalità ad Agosto su Steam. L'aggiunta dell'online sarà sicuramente il punto di forza di questa re-release per poter apprezzare la semplicità shooting che ha definito un'epoca.