A darkly comic action-shooter set in a
fantasy world overrun by fiendishly cute creatures, Raze’s Hell follows
the exploits of Raze, a monstrous anti-hero who takes a no-holds-barred
approach to stopping an onslaught of adorable characters and restore his
planet to its naturally ugly state.
mission-based levels set in surreal alien landscapes
Xbox Live Aware with
four gameplay modes
Play the entire
campaign alone or with a friend via slip-screen cooperative action
battles, intelligent AI that takes cover, sound alarms and fights
Over 10 devastating
organic weapons that mirror traditional military weapons plus
rolling, stealth, and melee attacks
Over 20 fiendishly
cute enemy types armed with deadly jack-in-the-boxes, lollipop axes
and even bunny rocket launchers
deaths and devilishly fun mini-games
Dolby Digital 5.1
As per the name of the game, players get
play to Raze, a real-world anti-hero who attempts to return his world to
its natural state or chaos and order. Although, that's where the
toughness ends as this title follows an amusing storyline where the
Princess of the Kewletts, a race of extremely cute creatures is trying
to wipe out all ugliness on the world. Fortunately for Raze and his
follow denizens, he has engaged in a mission of extermination but just
because the Kewletts are extremely cute and cuddly, they are more deadly
than Raze ever imaged.
The gameplay of Raze is a traditional third
person action shooter that uses the XBox controls perfect that allow you
to perform a variety of maneuvers and also switch between a plethora of
different weapons. Apart from battles, the game contains a variety of
different puzzles to keep it challenging and for those that want to play
co-op, this game supports it all. The enemy in Raze (although on purpose
or not) are rather dumb but then again you are dealing with a race of
cuties that suits the gameplay perfectly.
The game also contains over 20 different
levels that all range in different quest objectives from escort, search,
defend and even ambush, ensuring that this title keeps you entertained
from start to finish. Apart from that, there are also a variety of
mini-games (golf) that shows the love that developers have put into this
game. With that said, I'm guessing that Raze in years to come with see a
plethora of sequels.
Graphically, Raze is an extremely
impressive title on the XBox that features some beautiful character
designs, high resolution polygons and a variety of special effects from
the darkness of Raze to the rainbow lands of the Kewletts. Probably the
most impressive character in this game is Raze himself who looks quite
out of place in the new world of the Kewletts but looks damn cool.
All the texture details in the game have
been professionally designed with some brilliant bump mapping and match
that with the awesome background environments and you have a match made
in heaven. Unfortunately the game suffers from "stuttered" frame rate
every now and does become a little annoying from time to time.
As with the graphics, the audio has been
professionally designed and implemented into this game, from the cutesy
sounds of the Kewletts to the roars of Raze and add in a little
demon with a British accent and you can almost be forgiven you are in
some bizarre world of Monty Python.
In conclusion, Raze is a great game by THQ that features an entertaining
storyline, easily to master game and a plethora of different quests or
mini-games. Although it has a rating of MA, this game is not for goods.