Nov 29, 2007
1) Use the best guns ever
Over 97% of videogames are about guns.* And yet here’s a game defined almost entirely by gunplay that feels anything but tired. What’s the secret? Imagination, Gandalf-level programming skills and colour by the circus-load. Every time you pull the trigger in Tools of Destruction, a great big pile of voodoo gunpowder speeds out of it and makes the screen go maximum awesome. Guns that make us grin instead of grimace? That’s the real future right there.
2) Crushto and the Arena
The Arena can be found on Planet Mukow, and features a fistful of challenges to be bested in return for heaps of bolts. As well as spinning sawblades, flame-spouting hazards and streams of enemies capable of mortar fire, you’ll find Crushto - a giant shark-mutant with guns for hands. Can you defeat him in under a minute? Done that? Then how about beating hordes of enemies with just your wrench?