Summary: The only reason to consider playing Damnation is if you find it the $5 bin and can convince a friend to laugh his or her way through it on co-op with you. The hilariously terrible story plays out like a 13-year-old boy wrote it during math class, and the platforming is a constant, boring pain in the...
An Awesome Concept and Setting Can't Elevate Lame Writing and Gunplay
22 September 2009
Conclusion: Concept: Take action/platform conventions and make them unplayable
Graphics: Enemies stupidly fire at you in stiff, animation-free poses
Sound: Sometimes characters talk to one another, but you won't likely understand where those conversations are going
Playability: A lack of cover system is the...
Conclusion: In closing, Damnation promises so much but delivers so little that it’s barely worth playing. Switch off your brain completely and it’s almost bearable for half an hour at a generous push, but you’ll be too distracted by pop-in, slowdown, clipping and other inexplicably bad technical issues to...
Excerpt: Would it be wrong for me to start a review by saying this may be one of the worst games I've played in the past three years? Usually I'll put together some spiel with a background and introduction that eventually leads into the review.
Excerpt: I have to admit that like a lot of other people, I was looking forward to Damnation. I love games set in the old West, and the addition of an alternate timeline and a steampunk theme made this one even better, at least on paper.
Summary: Damnation's biggest accomplishment is making steampunk look bad. Even the usually cool mashing up of fantasy and sci-fi can't save developer Blue Omega Entertainment's mess of a third-person shooter.
Pros: Out-of-the-ordinary steampunk story and setting, Some of the leaping-around acrobatics can be mildly amusing
Conclusion: I really miss the "What if"-comic Marvel published many years ago. Where their super heroes by a twist of fate got everything else changed so nothing is the way it normally is. I remember being especially fascinated by a particular adventure where Spider-Man got enormous spider legs growing out of...
Pros: The vehicles are quite fun, the idea behind the story is good
Cons: Really bad level design, the controls sucks, the dialogue is worthless, stupid AI, boring weapons