Even though this is not the initially time the Predator motion pictures have had a video game adaptation, Predator: Hunting Grounds is the initially a single we’ve noticed in a when. So, hopping by the PlayStation booth at New York Comic Con, I couldn’t resist providing it a whirl.
Hunting Grounds ended up getting, to my surprise, my second 4v1 asymmetrical multiplayer game of the weekend. In a related manner to Resident Evil’s Project Resistance, you are split into groups of 5 and then teams of 4 survivors when a single fortunate duck gets to be the Predator. Fortunately, I was on the group of survivors, although we at least got much better gear for hunting by means of the jungle and raiding what seemed to be quasi-military bases.
Each and every mission seemed to be pretty brief, and it ends either with the group finishing their objectives or killing the Predator, or with the Predator killing all survivors. Even though we only played a single mission, and yes we did kill the Predator, it appears like this set-up is a lot much more conducive to telling a longer plotline, in terms of linking person mission segments with each other. That mentioned, it worked terrific as a standalone, even if you only know the bare fundamentals about the film franchise.
There’s freedom to opt for your character and weapons, to an extent, but there’s significantly less teamwork and coordination required, and significantly less required to win. The balancing involving Predator and prey was significantly much more of an even keel for the rounds I played, even to the extent exactly where you just really feel like you are much more capable of winning and killing the Predator. Are there positive aspects to each sides? Yes, of course. The group at any time is attempting to comprehensive their separate objective while simultaneously fighting against rival soldiers. But the split concentrate worked properly, and felt fresher than if you have been regularly fighting Predators for the entire course. Enemy range is essential, following all.
Hunting Grounds had straightforward controls to get made use of to, and it felt like much more of an action adventure game than a horror, regardless of the supply material. As I described, there’s definite prospective for a cohesive, multiplayer plot, not to mention Alien-themed spin-offs, and I’d be interested to see what it does.
Predator: Hunting Grounds may perhaps not have been ground-breaking, but it was entertaining. It was undoubtedly the 4v1 knowledge I enjoyed most from New York Comic Con, even though it lacked the sophistication and depth of other entries. And I’m not just saying I enjoyed it simply because I got to shoot the Predator either, even though that is a definite bonus.
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