Don’t worry, I won't hurt you. I only want you to have some fun...
Yes, it’s time to party like it’s, erm, 1992 with this ode to
the trailblazing 3D likes of Wolfenstein and Doom.
At this point you may be thinking, “Aww, not another fucking blocky
nostalgia trip”. Well, Gunscape is another blocky nostalgia
trip (as to whether it’s sexually active or not, we witnessed no
evidence either way), but it has a big ace up its sleeve that will
appeal to many – it’s an almighty construction kit.
the idea of crafting your own game levels – like in
Super Mario Maker or
LittleBigPlanet (but bursting
with armament) - appeals then you’re gonna love this. There’s a
fairly steep learning curve getting around the editor, but
persistence pays off. This is evidenced by some of the community
creations that we encountered, leaving us scratching our bonces and
wondering just how they did those things that they done did.
Once assembled, you can upload your creation, leaving you open
for community scrutiny. This, of course, seems to be what kids dig
today. Except they don’t drop hoary old words like “dig”.
Meanwhile, if you’re in either
the “Listen, I didn’t pay for a game just to have to bloody make it”
or “If I’m gonna make a game, I’m gonna do it from scratch and
hopefully make some scratch” then you can still play the oodles of
aforementioned online community constructions, or the brief but
introductorily handy campaign.
It’s typical Doomenstein
fare, first-person, lots of rooms, lots of doors, lots of weapons,
lots of things to kill and, duh, rubber chickens. It’s also all
reasonably smooth, as you’d expect from a system as powerful as a
PS4 basically pretending to be a 20-something (sorry Jim Bob and
Fruitbat, you just missed out) year-old PC.
Ultimately, if the premise appeals, so will the game. Mummy, why
does everybody have a gun?