Excerpt: Clive Barker has already brought his unique brand of horror to books, films, and yes with Clive Barker‘s Undying a game even bared his name. Clive Barker’s Jericho is his second dabble in games and it’s hardly a surprise that there’s not a fluffy animal or sunny meadow in sight, it’s all ghoulish creatures and dark oppressive environments with this one.
Summary: The Middle Eastern city of Al-Khali is ground-zero to a terrible and incredible paranormal event. Wolf joins the 7-strong Jericho Squad as they try to uncover the mystery behind the Firstborn.
Excerpt: Horror master Clive Barker is back at the helm of another game. His first one, the sleeper first person shooter Undying , is well-loved but hardly sold any copies. And now with Codemasters publishing and Spanish studio Mercury Steam developing, his new game has you taking control of a military squad of paranormal specialists who are sent into the North African desert to quell an evil that everyone has underestimated.
Conclusion: Jericho is a unique and intense addition to the highly competitive FPS market. While it's not the scarefest we imagined it would be, Clive Barker’s trademark gothic touch is very much in evidence and ensures the game has a wonderfully macabre atmosphere. The character switching gameplay is fantastic too and really helps to create fast-paced shoot outs against some of the nastiest, diguesting enemies we've seen in a long time.
Summary: Das Genre der First-Person-Shooter ist mal wieder um ein neues Mitglied gewachsen. Clive Barker’s Jericho von Codemasters ist nun bereits seit einigen Tagen im Handel, so dass nach unserem vor wenigen Wochen veröffentlichten Hands On an dieser Stelle das obligatorische Review samt Fazit und Wertung folgt. Wir verraten euch, wie sich das Spiel in seiner finalen Fassung schlägt.
Pros: + ordentliche Story, + glaubwürdige Charaktere, + viel Action, - lange Ladezeiten, - miserable künstliche Intelligenz, - technisch nur Mittelmaß, - kein Mehrspielermodus