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Clive Barker's Jericho (Windows)

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Written by  :  Thekwane Black (34)
Written on  :  Jan 02, 2011
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

Blood and mayhem on a grand scale

The Good

I picked this game out very cheep the other day, not expecting much for the price I got it for. WOW was I wrong!, this game has all the horror and drama you will ever need. The ability to swap between characters, use different weapons makes the game unique and re playable. Some situation you have to use the tactical abilities of one of the specialized units to advance, sometimes you can decide whether to sniper your way through or use a chain gun to mince a path through the enemy.

The AI is cleverly balanced, you can't rely on them only to do the dirty work. You have weapons from chainguns, twin automatic pistols to a Katana sword depending on the character "you possess" in the Jericho team. The graphics are very good,

The Story line is very different and it is disturbing as you make your way through different epochs and fight your way (through blood and gore) via Roman monsters to Nazi demons.

The Bad

The game feels relatively short, and the conclusion is a bit confusing. Ammunition seems to get "downloaded" from your ship as you advanced... a bit silly but I suppose this solves the issues of trying to explain how ammo depots are set up in Hell.

It is a console conversion game, a bit arcade like in nature.One of the most irritating aspects is getting killed whilst trying to re-resurrect your companions, no sooner do you heal one, and then another goes down so you are like a medic in a huge gunfight and by the time you are finished the enemy are either dead or you give up and shoot the ghouls by yourself before attempt to resurrect everyone.

The Bottom Line

Not for the faint-hearted, very graphic in nature but once I started playing it and got into the swing of things, I could not stop and was constantly drawn back with the urge to push through the labyrinths of pure evil.