Tag: Hellgate

“Hellgate: London” review

by on Mar.23, 2010, under PC Game Reviews

Game: Hellgate: London
Developer: Flagship Studios

A first/third person action title that has the potential for greatness but lacks polish.

The developers of Hellgate: London have been in the news lately for a host of unfortunate reasons. Within the last month, Flagship Studios has terminated most of the company staff, and ownership of their intellectual property is being contested by at least one investor. Throw in the copious amounts of criticism being thrown around about how the online portion of the game is still incomplete and buggy after nearly a year in stores. Savour the dubious distinction of having your company name used as a metaphor for “being screwed over in a laughable way.” While the end result of this highly anticipated 2007 release may have been less than favourable, there is still a playable single player experience embedded in the heart of the game. Given that the long term future of the online servers is still in question, I decided to ignore all the online brouhaha associated with the game and embark on a review focusing purely on the offline single player aspects.
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