Armor Mayhem – Mayhem For Real
is more popular than shooters. Most of the console and PC games
nowadays are all about shooting things into smithereens. Armor Mayhem
is an action shooter that everyone would actually enjoy playing
because of the sheer amount of guns the game offers.
Mayhem sets you in the future where space marines are sent into space
to find energy source. In other news, your controlled characters and
AI-controlled players are extremely similar to Halo, the game which
propelled the FPS in consoles because of its fun multiplayer game.
to Armor Mayhem, the graphics look cel-shaded and the animations are
rather fluid. It does look good, but the graphics are detrimental to
gameplay. You wouldn’t immediately know if the platform is solid or
not. It might look like a platform, but no, it’s just a streak of
line. The game is also colorful, which is a good thing. Most of the
shooters are trying to paint realism in their environment with brown,
black, and grey hues they look depressing. Hey, we’re here to play,
not cry ourselves to sleep. Also, everything is drawn too small
especially the guns. You have to pause in order to see what kind of
weapon it is. For those with problematic eyesight, stay clear of this
game unless you have your glasses with you.
is a campaign mode. It’s just a throw-in since the narrative barely
makes sense. You have to play the entire campaign to unlock all the
levels that you can use in custom battles. You can also command AI
teammates, (by pressing E) it’s a cool addition but not
spectacular. It would be far better that you do things on your own
and let your comrades be just mere distractions.
are fine, but it is much fluid. You’ll find your marine flying all
over the place because the physics is too “soft”. You move by
WASD keys and you can aim with your mouse and shoot with the left
mouse button. Pressing S would allow you to pick up weapons scattered
all over the levels. You can always switch back to your standard
weapon with Q. There’s a bullet-time ala Matrix that can be filled
when you pump bullets to your enemies’ armor and you can activate
it by holding down the spacebar. There are lots of game modes like
Team Deathmatch, Capture the Datasphere, Territory control and
can unlock maps by simply winning the matches. However, if you wish
to upgrade your weapons and customize your space marine, you have to
spend in-game cash. The game warns you that it is taxing to your CPU,
and it’s true. I played it on my netbook and the lag can kill you
right away. Regardless, if you have a powerful machine, you won’t
have a problem.
Mayhem is the best at what it does but there are lots of shooters
that executes better than this one. Doesn’t mean this game is not a
must-play. It is, but there are no online multiplayer, which is a
must-have feature for games like these.