Summary: I borrowed this game from my friends three years ago and forgot about it. It has many bad aspects to it, yet i was glued to my T.V. for four hours before I noticed how bad it seemed. Pros- Good partner AI, I like how there are soldier, medic, and engineer classes (Very Half-Life Opposing Force), Realistic weapons and reloading, good enemy AI and they fight in packs.
Summary: funny battle. one AI team mate dead on the ground with his head blow off AI team mate two running a round on fire 30 + small thing running a round 2 big thing running a round me dead on the ground from crossfire from AI team mate two shotgun
Summary: "The Thing", as if you didn't know, is a game based on John Carpenter's 1982 film of the same name, and features the same conflict as the movie--alien/monster infestation. Amazingly, this game draws you into the world of these frightened soldiers in a very effective manner so that you actually sense yourself feeling all of the "is he...?" distrustfulness of the characters.
Summary: I have NEVER felt this betrayed by a video game in a long time. I have been a huge fan of the John Carpenter film THE THING since 1982. Hearing that this game was a direct sequel to the film and having read some favorable reviews, I had high hopes for this game. The game does deliver on many fronts (good story, cool NPC who responded in a realistic manner, great sound, creepy monsters, swearing and the CONTROL THE FEAR feature.
Summary: Man, I'll just categorize here... The good: - If you are a fan of the movie, you will find yourself saying "Awesome!" a few times during the game. It really follows the mood of the movie. It just has this "cool" feel to it that I haven't experienced in other games before. It is dark, cold, and lonely just like the movie. Atmosphere gets 5 stars. - It is really disgusting, disturbing, and sometimes spooky. The gore fits right in with the story. Most disgusting game ever.
Summary: This game could have easily been as good as any Resident Evil, but didn't make it. Those who have made this game didn't understand what makes Resident Evil ... Resident Evil. It is too bad, since I like John Carpenter's The Thing. The graphics are like most PC games, not that great. Character faces are just graphics stretched over a flat round circle, very common in PC games. From some angles they look ok.
Summary: As I write this, I see that this game has a 4 star average rating. Please don't misunderstand, I liked this game but I struggled to find reasons to give this game 3 stars instead of 2. The game is lacking in a few areas. First, you never really seem to know what you are supposed to be doing. For example, on the very first level I was told I needed a key.
Summary: "The Thing," based on John Carpenter's classic sci-fi horror film, is a step in the right direction for the survival horror genre in many ways, but it never truly lives up to its potential. The game designers could have taken a great leap forward in terms of gameplay and character interaction, but instead they chose a slight hop in favor of more action-oriented gaming.
Summary: Fans of the Metal Gear series will feel somewhat at home in a game like this. THe controls are similar and the environments are also. The only difference is your fighting creatures that look like they were ripped out of Silent Hill or Resident Evil. The twist to the style is the added team element and the possibility of infected team members who can turn on you in seconds. This premise really attracted me to the game and it is a neat concept but the game is flat.
S. Michael Wilson "A Strange Hero to a Select..., Amazon
17 November 2002
Summary: While The Thing was't a bad game, it doesn't really accomplish what it promised to do, and comes nowhere near duplicating the intensity of the Carpenter film by the same name. While the graphics and gameplay were good, there were enough glitches and oversights to imply that it was rushed into the stores. Cut scenes occasonally cut short and can be accidentilly bypassed if you are moving when you trigger them.