put off reviewing Mortyr 2 until now. There are not
many games out there right now that we haven't reviewed
so it's time to parade the less prominent games on
the site. Most of them turn out to be duds and that's
why we put them on the backburner. On rare occasions
we manage to find a sleeper, or I should say "discover."
There's nothing like discovering a great sleeper when
you're expecting a dud. It's like finding a diamond
in your cat's litter box.
with that analogy, Mortyr 2 is exactly what you would
expect to find in a litter box. It's kind of dried
out so it doesn't stink too bad, and it's clumped
with the litter so it doesn't look that bad either
but let's make it clear that it's still a piece of
whole WWII scenario is getting a tad trite. Someone's
got to do something with this premise that hasn't
been done before. The original Mortyr used this same
premise and for some reason so too does the sequel.
The developers must have had plenty of extra scenery.
And it looks like it too. The game looks dated. The
animation is awful with stiff moving characters. The
enemies look like they're running in slow motion.
The original game is five years old and this one doesn't
look any newer.
hope you've got a lot of patience because the load
times are really, really, really long and I don't
see any reason why they should be. The environments
are average. Some of the textures are so clean it
gives the game a sterile appearance which is as unnatural
as the gameplay.
swarm you in overwhelming numbers. They shoot at you
from near and far. If they aren't running directly
at you they'll be sending a hail of bullets in your
direction from a long ways away. It's almost impossible
to make a stand and take them on. Instead you'll have
to resort to hiding, ducking and crawling - stuff
that doesn't make you feel like much of a man.
all this is going on you have to watch out for grenades.
They are silent for some reason so if you don't keep
your eyes open you're likely to have them closed permanently.
If that weren't enough you can also count on a mortar
round to blast your ass when you've managed to move
an inch or two down the line. You can save anywhere
but progress can be incredibly slow when you're under
this kind of frustrating attack. The difficulty is
when you manage to unload some lead into those Nazi
bastards they seem to be made of steel. You'll have
to empty plenty of magazine rounds to bring these
guys to their knees. They fire from such a distance
that getting accurate headshots is impossible unless
you use the sniper rifle.
if this game were released five years ago, in place
of the original, I still wouldn't care for it. The
only good thing I can say about this game is that
it made me feel incredibly lucky that I didn't have
to review the first one.