Evil Dead: A Fistful of Boomstick; Surprise! It Actually Doesn't Suck!

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  1. Nick Graham

    Nick Graham Screenwriter

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    With much trepidation, I decided to risk my $20 at Target last night, and it was money well spent. Controls like a dream (unlike the abomination that was 'Evil Dead: Hail To The King'), a solid, faithful to the source material storyline throughout the game, large levels (well, not quite GTA large, but you get the point), solid graphics (the State of Emergency engine has been ramped up considerably in the character model department), and, in case you are worrying, it has a pretty good amount of depth, unlike the aformentioned State Of Emergency or Hail To The King.

    Don't go in expecting brilliance or incredible, GTA level depth, as it is basically just you running and gunning against an army of the dead, but they add enough twists, need for strategy, and different objectives to keep you coming back. Adding spells into the game adds a great deal, especially the "possess a deadite" spell (you'll see what I mean when you do it), as well as riffs on Army of Darkness when you do a spell incorrectly. It's one of the most pleasant surprises I've had this summer. An easy purchase for Evil Dead fans, and it almost makes up for the hideousness of Hail To The King....but no game will ever make up for that. I feel very badly if anyone paid more than $3 for a rental of Hail To The King. Imagine that, a THQ console game worth purchasing (can't say I've been able to say that since No Mercy for the N64). If you still aren't convinced, give it a rental!
     
  2. Joel Mack

    Joel Mack Cinematographer

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  3. Jordan_E

    Jordan_E Cinematographer

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    Thanks for the review! I really wanted at least one decent Evil Dead game! Imagine, trying to tell my wife the name of this game over the phone while she was at the video store... "No, it's Fistful of BOOMSTICK!" Of course, they didn't have it and I'm glad I wasn't the one asking for it! LOL!
     
  4. Joe Szott

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    What console is this one out for? PS2 now, or all 3?
     
  5. Rob Lutter

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    PS2 and XBOX... I believe the 'BOX version is coming sometime next month.
     

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