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Ashes to Ashes (Windows)

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Funny if you want to spend your time in something. Rarsonic Otam (9) 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars

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Category Description User Score
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 1.7
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 2.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 2.3
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 2.7
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 2.0
Overall User Score (3 votes) 2.1

Critic Reviews

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The multiple vehicles and terrain modeling of Ashes to Ashes do energize an otherwise shallow clone with variety and some depth. But at full price, and compared with other action games currently on the store shelf (if it ever makes it there), Ashes to Ashes offers too little, too late for most action gamers. The demo is worth a look, and a $20 price would make the game a reasonable buy. In the end, however, here is a perfect candidate for diminished stardom in the bargain bin.
Computer Games Magazine
This is a curious game, one which leaves no real impact. It works, and does what it set out to do, but overall it lacks that gamer's touch to give it an extra boost to help it stand out in a sea of mediocre 3D action games.
PC Zone
It's a particularly sorry-arsed Doom/Quake-style shoot 'em up which makes the least of a not-bad 3D engine to produce a very poor game indeed. The idea is this: you enter a kind of outdoor arena, flail around for a bit, shoot a few enemies (who seem to start running away when you get too close), destroy a set quota of 'evil brains', and then progress to an ostensibly identical level to do it all over again. Occasionally you get to ride around on a little cyberpunk golf cart, presumably for comic relief.
GameStar (Germany)
Heiße Kämpfe suchte ich in Ashes to Ashes trotz des martialischen Titels vergeblich. Einen Großteil der Zeit verbringt man nämlich damit, in viel zu großen und leeren Levels nach Gegnern zu suchen. Hab’ ich dann endlich einen gefunden, ist er wegen der peinlich schlechten KI nach wenigen Augenblicken weggeputzt. Zudem ist das Programm optisch hoffnungslos veraltet.
Das Fazit... ...fällt vernichtend aus. Unser Testkandidat ist vollkommen zurecht einer der unbekanntesten Shooter überhaupt und musste sich von jedem Magazin der Welt, welches sich erbarmte Ashes to Ashes zu testen, empfindliche Klatschen einholen. Dieses Schicksal bleibt Ashes to Ashes auch im Jahre 2007 nicht erspart: Kein Spielspass bedeutet nun mal keine gute Wertung. Finger weg! Nicht mal für Nostalgiker empfehlenswert!
PC Player (Germany)
Nichtsdestotrotz läßt sich das Spiel innerhalb von vier Stunden beenden, was das Verhältnis Kosten/Langzeitmotivation nicht unwesentlich beeinträchtigt. Kurz: Der Name ist Programm, jede hier angelegte Mark verschwendet.