7 is the kind of videogame that will give parents'
nightmares. This is the videogame that every parent
thinks their kids are playing. It's the culmination
of everything naughty and taboo. It's only meant for
adults. If kids are playing this game then their parents
are not doing their job.
7 glorifies violence, sex and profanity. The subject
matter is extremely adult and the graphics are extremely....well...graphic.
If you like watching heads explode into a bloody mess
then you might want to pay attention to this review.
Now I'm not one to be shocked, and if a game uses
these vices gratuitously they better be ingrained
in the gameplay for a purpose. Killer 7 pulls out
all of the stops but at the same time it's a very
interesting and intelligent game. For an adventure
game that includes puzzle solving and first-person
shooting there is a lot of depth and mystery to the
storyline. The gameplay seems like it was an afterthought
but it manages to get the job done.
7 is unlike any other game. It's not perfect but it's
definitely got a vibe. It's bound to appeal to critics
that are always looking for something new - having
played so many clones. It's like the equivalent of
jazz music. It's not going to appeal to everyone but
it really speaks to those that are looking for something
the future, terrorism takes on a new face in the form
of a group called the Heaven Smile. They are like
insane, zombie suicide bombers. The United States
calls on Killer 7 which features a group of seven
of the world's best warriors, all with different skills.
They will explore, solve puzzles and shoot at the
enemy with a variety of deadly weapons. The blood
will flow and the limbs will fly.
is almost too linear. You do have different paths
that you can take but you don't have unlimited freedom
in a 3D environment. In this way the game plays kind
of like Myst. It's not that it's bad but it's just
something that we're not used to with today's action
solving blends traditional and obscure solutions that
will always keep you guessing. I don't really like
the arbitrary puzzles because they are just trial
and error and don't require any analytical skills.
Just keep an eye out for weird things such as words,
numbers and sequences that appear in strange places,
you'll be able to use them later.
aspect of the puzzles is using the right character
for the right job. Some of their skills include invisibility,
the ability to pick locks, speed running, wrestling,
knife throwing and sniping. It's kind of like the
Fantastic Four with three more. They are led by a
wheelchair bound geriatric named Harmen Smith. All
of the characters have the last name Smith and seem
to come from within Harman himself. It's just another
mystery that will keep you playing through to the
end. In a bizarre twist skills are upgraded by collecting
the enemy's blood. There is both thick and thin blood.
The thick blood will help you level-up and the thin
blood will help revive and replenish you. In a game
that's just plain weird anyway, this mechanic seems
to be odd simply for the sake of being odd.
shooting is the most fun but it's marred by poor controls.
It's as though the control system was designed for
a PC and ported to the GC and/or PS2, neither system
faring any better than the other in terms of control.
It will take some time to get used to but it is absolutely
essential to master in order to progress. Therein
lies the biggest problem with Killer 7.
cutscenes are amazing. You'll definitely want to show
your friends these clips. They are well acted and
look great with cel shading which makes it look like
it just came out of a Heavy Metal magazine.
you will have to wrestle with the control system,
some obscure puzzles and linear paths, Killer 7 is
definitely a sign of things to come. Rent it by all