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Nightmare Creatures (PlayStation)

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Written by  :  blancmange (50)
Written on  :  Feb 23, 2014
Platform  :  PlayStation
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Summary

Disappointed

The Good

'Nightmare Creatures' seemed like it was going to be an enticing video game that I could really sink my teeth into. The FMV sequences were a bit bizarre looking, which grabbed my attention. The game began and I couldn't have been more anxious to start this thing. I chose the female character, Nadia, to play with. From there on it just went all down hill.

The Bad

I felt that this game quickly became repetitive. It was fun slashing these zombie-like creatures for the first five minutes of the game, but after that it just became more of a chore. It became especially tedious when I learned that destroying the simplest enemy in this game took years. Seriously, I could swear I brawled with one of these undead things for at least five minutes before they just fell to the ground and didn't get up. On top of this, you die rather easily. So if you've been caught in the middle of a level with enemies everywhere then just know that it's over. And to top THAT off, the controls are very sluggish. It's either unresponsive or too responsive; at times I'll tap forward on the D-pad and the character won't do anything. Other times I'll slightly touch the Up button on the D-pad and the character will go sprinting. I stopped playing this game after one of the bosses. The camera is really crippled as well, which made fighting this boss one fuster-cluck. I didn't even bother to try playing this game with the male character. I was just so disappointed.

The Bottom Line

'Nightmare Creatures' definitely promises lots but never actually delivers. It's been awhile since I last played it, but I've really had absolutely no desire to since. I kept this game because I enjoy collecting video games, but this was one of the very few titles I considered getting rid of. Perhaps this just isn't my kind of game. Either way, it was fun while it lasted so I'd say it's worth a check-out if you've got the patience for it.