Alright, let me first ask you this-have you ever played the original MDK
no, only seen it.
same here. So for two people that have never played the original
game, i think we can give a fairly unbiased look at this latest
Bioware creation. Now, before getting into the pure details, i
have to say, this game is better than one of Interplay's most
recent releases-Messiah-by a long shot.
ok, don't even compare the two. it's almost an insult to MDK2.
I mean Messiah was absolute GARBAGE and that's an understatement.
You can compare Messiah to say, Daikatana. I mean this game has
got everything that I would like in a game-well... at least most
Well, i wouldn't go as far as to say Messiah is anything near
Daikatana, because that is pretty low! But, i will tell you this,
from the first time i installed MDK 2, the game was a blast. For
those who don't know, MDK 2 is a 3rd person shooter, comic book
spoof starring a unlikely hero/janitor, a mad scientist and his
pet 6 legged dog. The plot is great, the graphics are great and
the characters are extremely well done. What do you think?
It's funny you say that. because aside from the original comic
book intro of the plot, I didn't even bother with the rest of
the plot. I was sooooooo eager to start playing the game that
I didn't even care about the plot. Which is not to say that the
plot sucks, I was just
so into the action and impatient to
play the next level, I couldn't wait. But you're right, pretty
much everything in this game is above par.
That was the exact next point i was going to make-concerning the action,
it is VERY involving. You can sit down and play this game for hours because
the action can get so thick and the environments...well...if i have ever
seen beautiful environments in a game, it is certainly in this one. sharp,
crisp and colorful.
Yup I agree. I played this on my P2-400 with a Riva TNT on 800x600
and even though it croaked sometimes, it still played pretty well,
and looked REALLY good.
a lot of other action games, MDK 2 actually ventures into interesting territory
by giving you a character who can't fight and has no weapons. Instead,
when playing as the Scientist character, one must collect items on finds
lying around in different places and then use them to invent devices that
will serve to aid the quest. Have you ever heard of an Atomic Toaster firing
explosive radioactive toast? The shot on the left shows the good scientist
giving us a demonstration.
Yeah, to say the least. Hell, on my P3-500, it ran PERFECTLY on
my Banshee with full textures at 800x600 and i even had room to
go up to 1024 with only a small loss in frames! And the install...not
EVEN 300 megs! I was impressed with that-getting a gorgeous game
with a small install is a huge upside for this title.
hehe. Well, fortunately for me space is not
an issue, but you're right. It does make a difference. It shows
that programmers were very efficient in making the game.
Indeed it does. Everything from the music (which is impressive and perfect
for the stages) the gameplay, the story...all of it fit together very well
and i can't imagine that the developers could have done a lot more with
it-it is just that good. Even in the beginning, when the first main character
you control, Kurt, is soaring towards Earth, it gets you right into the
game's atmosphere (no pun int.). Did you find any down sides at all?
well, not really a downside. But as for the plot, I mean it's
not that it sucks or anything, BUT it definitely didn't capture
me at the beginning. I don't know much about the plot to start
with other than what I believe it is: that you have to kill the
bad guys and 'blah blah blah'. And I'm sure it gets MORE interesting,
but I would have liked a better plot IF possible. But game still
Hell yeah! hehe, i have a few problems, although i should mention
ahead of time that they take away NOTHING from this game. For
one, some of the puzzles are a tad tedious and labourious-the
types of the puzzles that make you turn off the game and try later
on. There aren't a lot of these, but they DO lurk throughout the
game. Also, as great as the music is, and as much as i love how
it changes throughout the levels without stoppage of play, they
start repeating older music here and there and it's kind of dry.
As for the plot, i kind of like it....cute and comic book-like.
Well, for me, it's actually the opposite. Plot's ok, but music
is AMAZING. hasn't gotten boring for me yet.
Again i love the music, it just starts repeating around the 4th
level and onward. But hey, as i said, this takes nothing away
from the game-it rocks from top to bottom. By FAR the best 3rd
person shooter of this year to this point and i would venture
that it is up there with the best action games of this year-if
not THE best so far. What do you think?
I think it's definitely up there. It's for sure one of the best I've played
this year and in a long while. But we'll have to wait until year-end to
see if anything can beat it
true, true. Ok, so any final comments? marks?
shoot-em-up-blow-things-up-weapons-mania of the year. If there is one game
you SHOULD buy, it's this one. Great graphics, amazing gameplay, beautiful
music and a decent plot.
i can't sum it up much better than that. Folks, if you are a 3rd
person action fan this is must-have-HANDS DOWN. So, despite the
tiny, tiny shortcomings i mentioned , i am impressed with the
depth and feel of this game.