|Xatrix took for itself the (little bit old
...) Build engine from Redneck Rampage (originally Duke Nukem) and created
a hunting simulation. Fans of Redneck Rampage will be disappointed,
because this sim is too serious and has none of the humor of the series.
One is able to come with pistol, crossbow or also gun (without a sight
telescope) and machinegun to hunt around a ski chalet to practice. On
the keys F5 to F8 there lie mating calls. F1 is to prepare the weapon
and F2 for reloading. It is a matter of paying attention to the wind
direction. Man can also use cartridges of animal scent to attract animals.
The levels are standard with a sea (or marsh), an autumnal wood, and
winter scenery. The passable part of the maps is relatively small, one
cannot venture far from certain paths, while the animals quickly search
protection in the undergrowth where one cannot follow them. If one sees
an animal, it appears far away as a bunch of pixels (by the way, this
if is a big IF because frequently nothing happens for a long while.
Even with the sight telescope it is no improvement (only the pixels
are bigger ...). Xatrix would probably have chosen better in making
it a fun hunt but alas this is not. Shooter fans will throw the game
quickly into a corner (and Redneck fans probably also).