Thing, The Computer Artworks / Black Label Games 2002

Building up on the strong John Carpenter film from the 80s (which is based again on a black-and-white film from the 50s) Black Label Games sends any interested player to the Antarctic. The PC game begins directly after the events of the Carpenter film, however with its own story and vast surroundings. As a soldier one should bring light to the events, because obviously one hasn't succeeded to bring to the protagonists of the film "The Thing" under control or to be destroyed. The story leads the player among the rest in the Norwegian base. Over and over again one plays in the team with AI companions who can use different abilities. Especially engineers are of big importance. In addition, there is still the doctor and the combat soldier, with impressive fire power. The companions are afraid and do not trust the player very often because the alien can change shapes to imitate any living thing it touches. So being trusted is something you must win from the others. One can give weapons and ammunition to your companions or also a syringe which allows them to forget their fear. Also the player himself can never be sure whether the AI companions are not already infected (whehter earlier or later, it almost always happens) and be attacked by them too. Unfortunately, the soldiers do not remember past actions long enough, so that the emotions of the AI companions are not that consistent. In the later course one must also fight a lot against hostile soldiers. The Thing was also programmed for consoles and one can mark this in this game. One cannot save at any time and also the view freedom upwards and downwards is limited. In addition, it is played in the third-person behind view. The story has intensive action and offers some surprises. The graphics are good and the mood altogether also, although with both also maximum potential was not reached. All in all, this is a good action title with a few quirks.
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