Wednesday , 16 April 2014

Clive Barker’s Jericho Quick Review

Clive Barker’s Jericho (PC, Xbox 360 [Reviewed], Playstation 3)
Developer: MercurySteam
Publisher: Codemasters
Genre(s): First Person Shooter, Survival Horror
Released: October 23, 2007
ESRB Rating: M – Mature

This game holds a soft spot in my heart. It is by far not the most exciting game gameplay wise, but it is exciting storyline wise, which is hard to find these days. The deal is that the main character’s name is Devin Ross, and he dies (not a spoiler as it happens within two missions) and when he dies his soul, or spirit (whichever you like to call it), can move back and forth between bodies that you can take over and control.

Which means that you get to use their powers. You see you are part of a top secret group that is used whenever something paranormal happens, because after all you are paranormal yourself. And you need to go investigate what happened to this team that went before you.

The cool part of the story is that you run into God’s first made son that he cast aside in order to make Adam, because his first born son is evil. Everything ties in together, which makes the shotty gameplay almost bearable.

The cons of this game are as follows; for one you stand and shoot as all these bad guys come after you. You cannot move on until your team kills them all. Then you walk about 5 feet and have to do it all over again. This process tends to get a bit tedious in ten hours of gameplay. The hard level isn’t really hard; its pretty easy. And while the levels are cleverly designed, the whole game is so damn dark that you get a headache after playing for an hour or so. Not to mention it’s a first person shooter, which always make me motion sick. But if you don’t have that problem, then you won’t have to worry about that.

The pros I will rundown one more time here: the storyline, the being able to use all characters differently, and the achievements are easy and hard to obtain for this version (Xbox 360).

Game originally reviewed in 2008 by TVE Community member Jenn (Xie).

2stars

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I'm the Editor-in-Chief of Vortex Effect. I'm usually posting news and reviews, and doing all the back end stuff as well. I'm also the Gaming Expert for Answers.com.

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  1. This game had potential. I liked what I saw in the demo but the quick time events absolutely ruined it for me.

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