Excerpt: There are times when a game gets raked over the coals by reviewers because it's perceived as safe to do so. Maybe it's from a B-list publisher, whose advertising dollars aren't so crucial as to endanger whoever's publishing the review, or maybe the company is infamous for making some truly poor...
Conclusion: It's terrible. Although it should be very cheap in the current day, it's not worth a penny! This game is soul killing. Overall scores: Gameplay: 3/10 (Feels like a chore.) Multiplayer: 4/10 (+1 as it's easy to match up.) Graphics: 1/10 Achievements: 7/10.
Excerpt: Reviewing an older game outside its context is a difficult task that can require a fair amount of research in order to understand how it was received at the time, and why. On the other hand, playing something without much foreknowledge can be a great way to evaluate its true worth.
Pros: Crossing the vast, sprawling rooftops of Terra Verte.
Cons: Limping through a boss battle while painfully low on ammo.
Summary: " Damnation " had a lot of promise- a good story & setting, and some nice level design. However, the tight platforming is let down by the horrible shooting and dreadful, overpowered AI. It is also missing many features from more recent games such as a good sense of direction and good teamplay.
Excerpt: As such, the game gets worse reviews than it deserves because it's a safe target, and it becomes a sort of pressure release valve for frustrated reviewers industry-wide. If you've been gaming for a while, you can probably name a good half-dozen titles like this without even trying very hard.
Conclusion: It is not just a clever title, as Damnation seems more than willing to live up to its name. The game is glitchy, ugly and just not enough fun at all. Even in co-op you will struggle to glean much enjoyment and I had fun playing Fuzion Frenzy 2 with other people.
Excerpt: Stunts meet Steampunk as Blue Omega Entertainment and Codemasters bring us Damnation. Damnation has not exactly received a lot of love from the gaming press, but it is really all that bad? My answer is ‘no’. Well, not completely.