NHL 2006 |
Burnout Revenge |
NASCAR 06 |
Ghost Recon 2 |
Destroy All Humans |
Fight for N.Y.
“Paging #136, you are requested to immediately report
outside the Majestic’s office building due to it will
be destroyed in approximately thirty seconds. #137 will begin
the count down with or without your presence.” In case
you don’t know, let me fill you in on the details of
the emergency. . In Destroy All Humans!, you’ll be playing
as #137, aka Crypto. Crypto has inhabited Earth to locate
#136, his cloned brother. Majestic is the agency on Earth
responsible for 136’s disappearance. The backdrop for
the story is placed within the 1950’s and is a perfect
setting for a time when alien paranoia frequently occurred.
Crypto, of course, has to accomplish other duties while on
Earth besides rescuing his brother such as hypnotizing cows
to dance; disguising himself as a human with his hollow bot;
terrorizing pedestrians crossing the street with his terrifying
appearance; or even just using the UFO to blow up anything
and everything standing in his way for total destruction.
Destroy All Humans! has a sand box mode so you are able to
move freely and not worry about tasks. The look of the game
is unique and intrigued me to give it another go after the
first day at E3. I came away so impressed and hyped up for
DAH!, that I will be among the first to buy it later this
Being an alien, you can’t just walk freely around the
streets. You’ll want to find someone’s body to
use as a hollow bot. You can switch between your hollow bot
and your normal alien persona quickly with the simple press
of a button. NPCs, (non-playable characters) of course, won’t
interact with you in the normal way if you walk up to them
without the disguise of your hollow bot. Being an alien, you’ll
have powers to your advantage such as being able to read other
characters’ thoughts and emotions.
There is an Alert meter to allow Crypto to know of the situations
around him as humans become more aware of his shadiness. Same
as with GTA, there are several different organizations that
will arrive at the scene of the crime to stop you from accomplishing
your goals as an alien. First will be the civilians that will
fight back but usually just end up running away, then the
police will arrive with their guns ready to fire and after
that there will be the military hoping to use everything they
have to stop Crypto in his tracks. Oh yeah, can’t forget
that the Majestic are the highest form of authority in the
game so they will arrive last and will be a bigger challenge
for Crypto to overcome.
My personal thoughts on the game include that it’s going
to be one wild ride to play through from beginning to end.
I hope that it doesn’t get as boring as Mercenaries
did for many since it followed the same path GTA did with
open-ended gameplay. Destroy All Humans! does have the intrigue
factor going for it and did look visually presentable for
an Xbox game. If the 1950’s are captured perfectly,
this will be added to my collection as I love games that can
present different eras correctly and have an involving storyline.