It’s really very simple. You drive fast; it looks pretty; a lovely blonde urges you on. Yep, Outrun is really very, very simple. Outrun was born in a time when games were dumb as hell. It was a good time rammed with simple thrills and instantly accessible excitement. In the 80s nobody was especially concerned with physics, simulated car handling, real-world tracks, or halfway-decent clothing.
Shrieking through the sky at over 600 knots, loosing two heat-seekers at an unidentified foreign bogey should really get your adrenaline pumping, but somehow Over G Fighters manages to completely neuter the experience. Sadly, the game takes a systematic approach to draining all of the fun out of sitting in the cockpit of today's most cutting edge jets.
Over G begins by setting up your fighter's controls with the assumption that you didn't buy this flight-sim for its simulation qualities. The
We step into bright midday sunshine. Before us lies a textbook country vista: rolling hills stretch off into the distance, blanketed by lush green grass. Flowers angle their heads towards the sun and a flock of sheep nonchalantly chew upon the grass. Its an idyllic scene. But the peace is about to be shattered.
Smirking maliciously, we project our will to the diminutive creatures standing next to us. Their howls of laughter fill the air as a handful of them rush over to the nearest group of
Though it admittedly doffs its cap to Nintendo’s wonderful Pikmin, Overlord II is precisely the kind of inventive title we should be crying out for in this sometimes derivative day and age.
This sequel has opted to consolidate rather than innovate though, with most of the facets that made the first game such a lark simply emboldened upon here.