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|Gameplay||How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.)||4.3|
|Graphics||The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines||4.0|
|Personal Slant||How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes||4.0|
|Sound / Music||The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition||3.7|
|Overall MobyScore (3 votes)||4.0|
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Those who especially crave “abuse” can play via network with friends and soon-to-be enemies, and then things really start to get ugly. Abuse is side-view action gaming at its best.
In my opinion, the Mac gaming industry has always been partial to cutting-edge games like Descent, Marathon, etc. This leaves behind a huge number of equally good games, many of which are side-scrolling games like Abuse from Bungie. Although there are many who dislike side-scrolling games, Abuse should be considered the "new school" of side-scrollers. With awesome graphics and weapons, as well as a cool interface, Abuse might pave the way for future high-action side scrolling games.
All in all, Abuse is a game of sheer carnage. If you thought Doom was violent, you ain't seen nothing yet. It is a refreshing change to see a side scrolling bloodbath, in the spirit of Contra. If you want a game that saves on the brain power and is a lot of fun, go with Abuse.
Although Abuse is a simple 2-D side-scroller--much like the games many of us grew up on--Crack dot Com has successfully incorporated many innovative elements into a classic genre. Abuse may seem antiquated to the younger gamer or the jaded old-timer, but it's got the talent to carry off a revival without seeming passe.
D'un maniement pas très aisé, Abuse vaut pour son côté défouloir. D'autant plus qu'il est possible de jouer en réseau et de créer ses propres tableaux à l'aide de l'éditeur intégré.