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BioForge (DOS)

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Written by  :  Sycada (175)
Written on  :  Jun 19, 2001
Platform  :  DOS

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Summary

Fantastic sci-fi adventure in the survival horror vein.

The Good

The story is intricately constructed and reveals much over the course of the game through some pretty elaborate data files, (that's books to you and me.) It also develops very nicely, with you, initially being thrown right in the middle of it and wanting to find out what the hell's going on. The graphics were amazing at the time, Bioforge was one of the first games to feature texture mapping and damage skins on the characters with your character even going so far as to limp when wounded or collapse when near death. The puzzles are very well balanced and are nice and challenging so adventurers should be kept happy. The combat is also complex and once you get the hang of it, it can be quite fun...

The Bad

...The combat is also a little sluggish and often leaves you wide open for attack when it counts a double tap as two performances of the same move. The sound and voices are a little tedious because of repetition and lastly, the story doesn't finish properly and there was sadly no sequel so we never really get to discover what happens.

The Bottom Line

A highly underrrated action adventure with a sci-fi feel to it. It's story and puzzles should keep players occupied for quite a while. That is, if you can locate a copy.