Thursday, December 2, 2010
I have been waiting for a good chance to nab Faussete Amour foe a couple years now. It's usual price of near $100+ is generally the reason why I held back on this somewhat maligned game. Nabbing it for $55 shipped definitely softened that blow.
After one of my Brother Duomazov (at arms) IVANEC sang it's praises I knew it was a winner.
As he stated many will whine about the somewhat slow pace your hero moves at, but it felt fine within only a couple minutes. Feeling very much the solid platformer it is (sadly one of the weak spots of the PCE/TG library) with obvious bits of Bionic Commando thrown in, the game controls well. Mixing in a straight shot, downward swing/magic combo, and the jumping/grappling/flipping mechanic feels natural on no time. Multi hit armor (armor,underwear,naked/death) with armor replenishments found lets you take a few hits before you lose a life.
Intro/cutscenes are well done, bright, and colorful...lot's of blues, pinks, and purples that work very well together.
Bosses so far have been a rather weak bunch, but I haven't gotten far enough yet to comment on the latter game bosses ferocity.
All in all a great game with a unique look, a unique soundtrack, and for me a hearty suggested game for you to get (just have patience and avoid it's usual high price).