Condemned 2: Bloodshot happens eleven months after the original story “Condemned: Criminal Origins”. The game features a dark, grungy drunk by the name of Ethan Thomas.
The plot is that Ethan has been recruited back into his old SCU to investigate a call for help from his old mentor Malcolm Vanhorn, and discovers why the wide violence and mass hysteria is tormenting the city.
Now, I never played the first game but it felt like a Resident Evil style game, which equals suspense and zombies and this was all I could see. I thought what the hell, let’s try it.
Story: Bit confusing without knowing the history.
Controls: Only really annoying feature or lack thereof was the crosshair. What kind of first person shoot ’em up has no crosshair? You do get it for guns but not when throwing the vast array of objects that you can pick up. So targeting is a bit unnecessarily frustrating.
<spoiler section ======== Plus there is a “special” power that requires the use of both left and right triggers continuously and to also aim using the analog stick… I mean, come on!!! ======== spoiler over>
Weapons: Quite a fun range of items to use in your quest for mangling, so enjoyed those.
Baddies: A bit easy to kill, so veteran game players max the difficulty level before playing if you want the game to last a bit longer than two days.
Hidden gems: There was a portion of the game that required you to deduct causes of murders using a nice range of gadgets; based on your accuracy you got rewards. Glad all my CSI watching has finally paid off 🙂 I did enjoy this portion, but there wasn’t enough for me 😦
XBOX points: Very poor point giving; in an attempt to get you to play the game again all the online points are locked in other modes that you cannot get until you play the game once, and some of the points require you to play the game several times 😐
Online play: Yet to try this.
Blood & guts level: There’s a reason it’s rated 18 😐
Overall: A fun and nice game that I would give a 6/10 but not a replayable.
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