By Samurai (Jane, stop this crazy thing!)
I like Sega. Sure, they’ve sucked now and sucked back then, but the important thing is, they’re trying. I mean, they made SONIC for crying out loud! Sure, some of you will say “Samurai, you’re an idiotic asshole, Sonic is almost 20 years old.” And I will say back “Listen anonymous voice, Mario is WAAAY older. Nintendo still shells out great games for him and same goes with Sonic in some perspective.”
Even I’ll be the first to admit that Mario has greater games than Sonic. But now that both of them are practically in the same games, you can’t really blame Sega anymore. I’m sure they’re doing a great job putting Sonic into Brawl. Anyway, onto the topic at hand.
So, The Club. Sucks. /review.
I could just leave it at there, but I’m sure some people would totally abandon this site altogether without a second thought. So, let me rant on a little more for your sick enjoyment. The Club is a 3rd person shooter that is set in a rural underground facility where people shoot at each other.
There’s your story right there, and Sega would rather die than go deeper into facts. You have to understand that there is no story mode. God help me, I looked, but I could not find any mode that didn’t feature the words “Kill”, “Fight”, “Tournament” and “Guns”. The demo itself is only giving you 2 missions in 1 level, with only 1 character. The slow black guy called Renwick (stupid name). The missions were nothing special. One of them had you shooting your way out of the prison blocks and the other had you running LAPS around the prison blocks. That’s right. Laps. As if this game wasn’t deep enough. I had expected more from the demo, seeing as though it took me hours to download it, but I bet it was that short CG intro movie that took up the most time. Friggin idiots. It wasn’t even that good, it just has each character and a tiny back story that no-one can make sense of, especially the sadistic assholes who would love a game where there is just senseless violence and explosions.
Sega are probably trying to make a game that is LIKE unreal tournament, but disguise it entirely. Unreal Tournament had that super sexy Unreal Engine to draw us in, while The Club has….nothing really. The graphics are awesome though. Even on my 12″ TV, they look very realistic. And when your sprinting through the prison blocks, it looks really fast-paced.
I guess Sega wants to have that motto “The online play will be awesome.” Of course, no online play was to be had in the Demo and I have better online FPS games to play, all of which feature:
1. A storyline
2. Gamers who have taste
3. Gamers who have taste!
The Club was just a real bore for me, really. The whole “combos” and “points” thing are safe and secure in other genres, not FPS’s. Stop fucking up the universe Sega. (For COD4 fans, you gain experience in COD4, not points. There is no other word for experience, please die.)
Buy it if you want, but I will be buying it on the 32nd of never. If you really want to know something good about the game, there are a LOT of challenges to play and a LOT of levels. But, in my opinion, quality is just so much better than quantity. Of course, nothing I say can really change your mind. It’s your money you’re wasting spending.