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Eat Lead: The Return of Matt Hazard is a third person shooting game that pokes fun at the last 25 years of gaming. You play as a video game character called Matt Hazard who is blatantly aware that he is a video game character and has found out that the owners of the firm that now own rights to him are planning to kill him off in the next game - but he has other plans...

The game makes use of all sorts of different styles of game play and scenery that we have all come across at some point as gamers, from western style backdrops to casinos, boats and zombie mansions, you name it. It also features appearances from characters that you can definately relate to such as Master Chef (an obvious rip take of Master Chief the from Halo series) and Captain Carpenter (a Mario wannabe that uses pipes to travel).

The game also features different modes of play too, from gears of war/time crisis style ducking, hiding and shooting to pressing the right button at the right moment and even a Final Fantasy style battle with an animé boss that has to select his attacks from a HUD before he can attack you.

However, the bad points... the game is too linear, often feeling like every level is just the same as the last. Sure Matt's constant humour lightens things up a bit but it still isn't enough to keep me entertained. The enemies are probably intentionally stereotypical but still, they lack much AI and some can be really annoying to kill - such as the 2D enemies that can only be killed when they aren't stood sideways. A lot of the bosses can be defeated by pressing about 10 buttons as they appear on the screen - lacking the whole point of a BOSS.

The lack of a multiplayer mode means that once your done and dusted with the game then it's either back on the shelf or time for a trade in at the local games retailer - it's not something you can keep playing over and over and with a lot more games nowadays featuring online play then it's unlikely that it will ever really shine in terms of re-playability.

On a lighter note though, the achievements are extremely easy to obtain - on my first play through on easy I got 40/50 achievements. There's even achievements for starting a new game, pausing the game and watching the credits throughout (worth 60G and can be done from the main menu before even starting the game). It's also quite funny how Matt mentions that he is going to get or has gotten an achievement in game too.
 

Comments
Belthazar666
Member
10 years ago
I'll probably just rent it for achievement purposes, doesn't look all that great IMO.
Damn you beat me to the review lol. anyways my point of view about the game is yer its very linear and can at times get very dull, but with the way it pokes fun at other games is something you rarely see in video games nowadays.
When it comes to master chef, bill the wizard whos probably from world of warcraft and captain carpenter i belive they could have done alot more with the character models to actually make them look and act like there real counterparts without being sued by differnt companys but o hum there still good in there own righteven tho none of them really have big parts.

As dan corectly pointed out though some enemies can be annoying to kill and as he said the 1s which really are annoying are the 2d guys who turn sideways when they get shot so u can shoot them but also i think the space marines can be ar*e holes at the best of times 2 cus 1 melee hit from them and ur dead.

All in all i have got 1 last mission to do on the game though and once thats complete the game will be finished for me. i may go back and try and do the harder difficulties but we shall wait and see.

Overall it takes around half hour to 45minuites to complete a single level so your looking at around 6-8 hours gameplay if ur a seasoned 3rd person vertern otherwise u wud be lookin at 8-10 hours gameplay.

Only part of the game which as took me some time to do was the sea boss which blatently takes the rip out of the origional god of war 1 boss.

But anyways get if y our up for a few quirky 1 liners i guess and some average gun shooting. Good game in its own right i guess
Belthazar666 Said
I'll probably just rent it for achievement purposes, doesn't look all that great IMO.
Belthazar666 Said
I don't care about my gamerscore period. lawl.
Belthazar666
Member
10 years ago
The Darkness Within Said
[quote=Belthazar666]I'll probably just rent it for achievement purposes, doesn't look all that great IMO.
Belthazar666 Said
I don't care about my gamerscore period. lawl.
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Wasn't aware my views couldn't change.

For instance, now I'm considering boosting my gamerscore again since I got 1000/1000 on L4D, it felt like such an accomplishment (considering how much I play it)
x2i
Administrator
10 years ago
Belthazar666 Said
[quote=The Darkness Within][quote=Belthazar666]I'll probably just rent it for achievement purposes, doesn't look all that great IMO.
Belthazar666 Said
I don't care about my gamerscore period. lawl.
[/quote]
Wasn't aware my views couldn't change.

For instance, now I'm considering boosting my gamerscore again since I got 1000/1000 on L4D, it felt like such an accomplishment (considering how much I play it)[/quote]

Damn belth I envy your 1000G on L4D :roll: