|For anyone that loves scary movies, the "Evil Dead" trilogy
is an all time great, so we were waiting with great anticipation for the PC version and we
weren't let down.
Based on the movie
trilogy starring Bruce Campbell, Evil Dead: Hail to the King features a mixture of action,
puzzles, and suspense. Set eight years after the third film, Evil Dead: Army of Darkness,
you are Ash, who has returned to that dreaded cabin in the woods. Initially armed with
your trusty chain saw and an ax, you're back to face the forces of evil in a variety of
dark settings such as the cabin, cellar, and bridge.
True to the film, gameplay includes
lots of gore, suspense, and traditional Ash (Bruce Campbell) humor, who did the voice-over
for some humorous one-liners.
The game reminded us of Resident Evil. You rotate
through some really great angles that makes the game very creepy. The graphics are well
done right down to the blood dripping off the Ash's chain saw.
The combination of the sound effects and some great
background textures set a very eerie mood with curtains that move in the breeze, leaves
rustling along the woods edge, and ominous shadows.
Weapons include a chain saw, ax,
double-barreled shotgun (boomstick), rifle and more. And an exclusive combat feature
allows you to attack separately with weapons in each hand, and you'll need them to fight
off the over twenty different "Deadite" enemies.
Minor complaints: The user interface could be better,
but is functional. Also, you can only save the game at certain places and then only when
in possession of a special object. Resident Evil is the same way.
We were very pleased with the game and I'm sure we'll
be spending far to much time playing it!
the THQ Website for more information