Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

I think that many of us, when you were in school, from time to time engaged in class than anything, just not my studies. Someone talked to a neighbor's party, someone thought of crows outside, and someone just doodling in her notebook bizarre monsters or pririsovyvat mustache portraits of scientists in the textbook. The game Drawn to Death, released exclusively for the PlayStation 4, just takes us into the imagination of high school student where in battle they converge drawn characters, fighting with the help of an extremely unconventional weapons and their abilities.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

to create a game Drawn to Death developers from the studio The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency, which manages the legendary American game designer David Jaffe. It was this man, we owe the appearance of such game series as Twisted Metal and God of War. David did not hide that he wanted to create something like this for a long time. Of course, the inside was still alive that boy bully that he was in the school years, and it was he who demanded a dream come true. The game should reflect the inner world of the teenager-school student, should be bright, creative, swift and brutal, and on top of all this should be excellent flavor with cynical humor. As a result, Drawn to Death turned out exactly the way David Jaffe saw her initially.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

begins the game is very unusual. You really see the world through the eyes of high school students who sit in class and listen to a boring teacher bubnozh. His eyes lowered, the player sees on the desk in front of him izrisoval notebook. It becomes a way of escape from the dull reality into drawn with a ballpoint pen world where everything is subject to only your rules. Actually, the way the player and the main menu Drawn to Death, from which you can recover immediately into battle, or pre-master control and the basic game mechanics "Education" in the special section.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

During the training, you get acquainted with a local guide - frog in a top hat and a monocle, which says what is happening on the screen and gives you valuable clues. Already at this stage, I realized how much fun I will be, as the developers at every step pin up player. At some point, the frog said to me: "To quickly recharged - RELOAD utter the word into the microphone of his headset." I'm a good minute trying to do it by training their English pronunciation, while the frog is not interrupted me: "Do you really believe that this game supports voice control? Do not be a fool and simply click the "square" on the controller. " Unexpected turn!

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

Humor developers, of course, is very cruel and cynical. This is the black humor peculiar to many modern teenagers, so we can say that everything is in its place. Often the game allows himself to let go of jokes "below the belt", but this is a feature of the national American humor and against this too does not trample. However, the overall picture of a powerful color comic game for me personally liking. Thanks to the incredible creativity of the developers of The Bartlet Jones Supernatural Detective Agency in Drawn to Death does have something to laugh and what to see. Only in one "training" I had a chance to talk with magical fairies, busty horse kick ass botany and defeat the charming SEAL-cyborg, squinting under a pirate.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

Game Characters designed and painted with great love. But it is somewhat surprising that Drawn to Death Today there are only six. I understand that the developers will be gradually introduced to the game for new heroes. I will try to tell you a little about each character of this game. Punk Johnny Savage has never parted with his beloved electric guitar. It is capable of powerful riffs blow the heads of enemies, but when his health is approaching a critical point, Johnny falls into a "rage of punk" and the damage of his attacks increases dramatically. Demon named Diablo Tijuana skillfully uses its tail as a whip, and in critical situations, gains the ability to fast-moving. Hybrid cyborg and vampire Kiborgula capable of controlling drones swarm in the form of bats, and to soar into the air on its wings.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

Maniac Alan wears a mask of Mickey Mouse and skillfully hurls opponents in his chainsaw. In addition, Alan is able to briefly become invisible and insidious enemies. The one-legged veteran Bronco calls to his aid the fallen comrades of the soul. Also, it helps the drone with mounted machine gun and carrying a giant rocket launcher. Well, completes the magnificent top six Japanese girl shark named Nindzhou. Kind of a play on words from the Ninja (Ninja) and the Jaw (jaw). She is able to pin the enemy Poseidon anchor to one place, and then to throw grenades and throws enemies hungry white shark. In general, the ensemble of the main characters are going extremely interesting and is not far off the announcement of a completely new fighters. In addition, you can change the skin of your character that fundamentally transform its appearance.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

An interesting feature of the game is the presence of certain characters strengths and weaknesses. For example, Diablo can absorb violent riffs punk Johnny, but it is vulnerable to attacks Alan. Alan, in turn, can not escape from the thermal Kiborguly, even being invisible to others. And these relationships exist between all six characters, making the game almost perfectly balanced. Each hero has a lack of equalizing his chances of winning with the other characters, even though the presence of the coolest super-powers. Pros and cons of the characters can be seen in the character selection screen by pressing the "triangle" on the gamepad.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

Special mention deserves the arsenal of weapons. In a fight, you can only take two guns and one grenade type. Also before the match, you choose three additional types of weapons that will appear in different parts of the arena. Fantasy student generated very extravagant guns, each of which is provided with a detailed description of the process of its creation. For example, a sniper rifle, "Suzanne" was named after the hot girlfriend of the protagonist, and the machine-gun, conceived and painted under the influence of mafia movies, was named after Al Capone - Ca-PWN'D. There is simply crazy weapons, for example, the coffin with the corpse of recently deceased neighbor Joe's uncle, who at the right moment can catapult to the opponents, followed by a blast. Or the same old 16-bit games console JRPG, shooting at the enemy characters of Japanese role-playing games. Very amused me powerful Russian rifle, which is fastened to a bottle of vodka.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

In terms of game modes Drawn to Death is not particularly original and unlikely to surprise fans of the genre. Initially, you have access to three main sections, one of which is locked up as long as you have not played enough matches 5 study. So, in a locked section "Battle Rank" you get 100% experience and a variety of bonuses, and your services in battle saved on the web server, but the conditions are more hardcore than the second section of the game - "I do not rank the battle." In it the player receives a 50% experience and deprived of bonuses. The third section - a "friendly battle." In it you can create your own lobby, customize it to your preferences, and then invite your friends to the game and to come off in full.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

to tell you about what a Deathmatch or Team Deathmatch, I do not see much sense, but it is worth mentioning that the maximum number of players in the network match equals four. Yes, only two persons per team. Developers have gone to such a move deliberately, because they do not like to see in the arena began to create chaos. Indeed, the match was much more thoughtful and exciting, there is room for tactics and develop their own strategies of warfare. Deathmatch The game has two types. First - Simple Deathmatch, when you are fighting against all the other players and every kill will earn 1 point. First, who will be able to score 10 points - wins. The second type is called Core Deathmatch, and he arranged a little differently. For killing an enemy, you get 1 point, but if you kill, you have the same points and lose. The one who first scores 5 points.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

If you are fighting with each other two players, this mode is called Brawl. Here you need to survive seven rounds for the victory in each you will receive one point. Victory is awarded to that first scored 4 points. The Organ Donor mode (Organ Duel if you play two) of slain enemies will drop out of the heart, which must be transported in special zones. It turns out that only in the game there are three main game modes in a variety of variations. On the other hand, these modes can deliver a lot of joy to the players. I checked it personally for yourself. By the way, to increase the degree of fun, the developers added to the game as much as 108 different animated ridicule, which you can activate by touching the touch panel gamepad DualShock 4. Above the head of your character will appear animated pictures with jokes about "your nurse", and other rivals nubstvo stinging attacks on the opponents defeated. I spent a good 15 minutes only to have to become familiar with all these images in a special menu. There are among them downright masterpiece works.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

During the game in rank battle you will have a chance to get a bonus boxes with loot. Inside may be new skins for characters, new taunts and other utility. If you want to force the issue - these boxes can be purchased for real money through microtransactions (that's really what I really do not like). More in combat, you earn experience, raise the level of your character, but what are these levels, I did not understand. Perhaps they will affect something in the future. More of the battle, you get the bloody keys. Having collected 10 of these keys, you will be able to meet with the character of the Sphinx and try to perform in the battles of his exclusive task. For example, to within one fight three murders with his bare hands. For each completed task the Sphinx will give you powerful new weapons and other prizes. To earn more experience and bloody keys from time to time keep an eye on the right side of the screen - there you are given a variety of additional tasks, which are awarded for the implementation of all sorts of bonuses. For example, to inflict a certain amount of damage from a specific weapon or simply recharge immediately. These mini-mission pleasantly diversify the gameplay, making it even more fun.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

Battle in the arena Drawn to Death is very picturesque, though made of exercise book and scribbles seniors. They are multi-level, full of all kinds of spring jumps and teleporters, moving objects and secret passages. I immediately remembered that at the time was looking for a hidden way in the other game, David Jaffe - Twisted Metal 2. Right such nostalgia swept over me nice. Here you and an alien city and medieval fortress with castles and moats, and the cemetery of gladiators, and much, much more. Each level is worth it to explore it inside and out, at the same time finding a strategically advantageous location point for snipers and workarounds to suddenly sneak up on opponents. In other words, in terms of level design in the game I did not raise any claims.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

The only thing I want to properly chastise developers - it is disgusting matchmaking. It's just some kind of silent horror. In the lobby you promise that the wait for the start of the game for about a minute left. It takes a minute, five minutes pass, and you all sit and wait as the same Zhdun popular today on the web. To be picked up for the match in the modes do not rank much easier than to assemble a team of hardcore games. Hardcore fights for some reason people get round. I waited for half an hour, did not find a worthy rivals, spat and returned to the simplified regime. The good news though is that the developers aware of the situation and even the pop-up message with the text of the error acknowledge that it is their school.

Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

Pros:

  • It is an unusual hand-drawn visual style.
  • Evil and cynical humor developers felt everywhere.
  • Hurricane gameplay, which is very difficult to break away.
  • A bunch of gorgeous animated ridicule opponents.
  • Memorable characters with unique abilities.
  • Creative combat arsenal of unusual bunch of guns.
  • Game Mode bit, but they bring a lot of fun.
  • Carefully detailed locations that would like to explore.
  • Excellent verified balance equalizes the chances of players to win.
  • The game is free for subscribers to PlayStation Plus service.

Cons:

  • Such an unusual style of can someone push.
  • From bad to worse working matchmaking.
  • The omnipresent microtransactions.
  • Too few characters.
Review of the game Drawn to Death: entertainment for hooligans

I am sincerely surprised by the extremely negative reaction of many gaming journalists at Drawn to Death. Some people do not like the visual style, someone did not suit the long wait the beginning of the battle, and someone did not even understand the Drawn to Death, but just go with it slapped a bad score. Yes, the game has a tangible problem, but it is not as bad as some believe. She hooligan, treshovaya in the best sense of the word, even a little crazy, but in this lies its uniqueness and peculiar charm. In addition, before the end of the month PlayStation Plus subscribers can download it on their console PS4 for free - a real gift from Sony. Personally, I got the game a huge portion of fun and even remembered the golden days when Hacked in Twisted Metal 2 with friends, so do not truthfully, put Drawn to Death 7 out of 10.