Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Canopy games set out to create something unique and entertaining, and they’ve succeeded. This title is full of dramatic flair and humor, but the truth is that when the humor gets old the gameplay grows stale quickly. At the end of the day, there simply isn’t enough to keep monsters on their destructive path. By about the 10th level, players will gain an overwhelming “been there done that” sensation, even with the sighting of a new human weapon, which is almost always a near carbon copy of early-stage weapons with more powerful results. Atomic Mutant is a fun game that could have been better if Canopy took extra steps to keep it new and exciting. An auto-level generator would have worked wonders for this title, or simply giving each monster a different area to destroy instead of the same bland desert cityscape over and over again. As it stands, Atomic Mutant is hard not to recommend simply because it offers a kind of fun seldom seen in its price range.