Well this is another one that is on my most anticipated list and I gotta say that I have mixed feelings after playing the demo. The game is not at all what I expected it to be. When reading the reviews you would think that it would be much more raw and dark. You would also believe that it was much more controlled and structured than it is. In my previous post I compared it to the movie “The Condemened” starring “Stone Cold” Steve Austin, but the game apparently is nothing like that.
In the demo you can only play as one of the eight characters, this big Russian dude. This is basically a really fast paced shoot em up. The game uses this interesting combo system where after you kill someone it starts to tick down, you have to rush to get to the next kill to keep the meter going, the longer you keep the meter going the more points you can earn. You are doing all this why at the same time trying to find the exit, this can get crazy to say the least.
The first time I played it I thought it was stupid, the second and third time I didn’t think it was as stupid. For a game that plays this fast they should have had a target lock system like DMC4, it would make it much easier because the way you have to manually aim gets kinda of old fast.
Now I will concede that this game is still in development and I give the developers at Bizarre Creations props for releasing the demo, if you don’t release a demo you always lose points with me. The premise of the game still intrigues me and with nine multi-player online modes I have heard of so far, The Club may still prove to be a pretty good game just not one I am sure I would want to buy.
Rating: Rent, Don’t Buy (for now)