Tuesday, November 5, 2013

No More Room in Hell Review

No More Room in Hell Advertising Art
     Hello everyone and happy November.  I hope life is going good for you because at any moment the zombie apocalypse could occur causing everyone you know and care about could be eaten alive by undead monsters.  Just kidding, but today we will talk about a game following that premise, that game is No More Room in Hell, a Source Modification turned into a official game with awesome models, weapons, and audio.  No More Room in Hell was released in beta form on Halloween 2011 by the NMRiH Development Team.  That game utilizes survival horror.  Guns and ammunition are limited, but available, melee weapons are very useful. Varying from two handed weapons; which are more powerful but slower, then there are one-handed weapons that are faster and the player can hold a flashlight, which are very useful considering most of the games maps are dark to the point that visibility is not possible.  No More Room in Hell has a vast amount of guns, varying from civilian weapons, to law-enforcement and finally military grade weapons, which are hardest to come by, but be conservative with your ammo because you got to split the guns between up to 8 team members, so don't be greedy, it's one of the 7 deadly sins of gaming.  A lot about this game is that you got to be a team player, I've played by myself and with other players.  I enjoy playing with other players because if you work together properly you'll survive, however if someone hogs all the guns, blows through ammo like its never going to run out, and doesn't work like a team player, its gonna suck.  Also when on a team its nice to have someone watching your back, because if your hit three times by a zombie, your gonna die and turn into one.  There are two ways to prevent this, you can take pills to prolong your death, meaning it doesn't cure you, and then theirs bandages and first aid kits.  These are used to heal you after you've fallen, taken friendly fire, or if your really lucky you were attacked by a zombie and didn't get infected, these healies can fix you up.
A nice freezeframe of a zombie getting its brains splattered all
over the walls. Ah, the apocalypse.
When jumping online or staying in your own lobby there are two game modes currently available, Objective and survival.  I prefer objective where you follow a series of tasks while finding supplies that eventually leads to becoming rescued.  In survival you must survive a number of waves in which zombies will attack you and your team.  To prevent this, the player can nail each board to doors and windows to prevent the zombies from breaking in, however they can break down these barriers, but it will buy you time.  Don't worry though, you wont have to wade through waves of zombies un-supplied, with each wave that passes, more weapons and ammo spawn in.  Other than all that there is not much else to say about the game, although it was named Mod of the Year in 2011 by PC Gamer Magazine.  For those of you who love zombie and have a little time on their hands, this game is for you, and don't worry you penny-less bums, this game is free and has low requirements, meeting the standards of most computers. Well, I hope you have all enjoyed this post and I'll be back next week with the best parkour game of the decade: Mirror's Edge.  Until then, happy weekend, also, I'm not telling you what to do with your hard earned money, BUT BUY GRAND THEFT AUTO 5, its one of the best games that I've seen in a long time.  This has been Jacob Arnold, signing off.

1 comment:

  1. Awesome review, Jacob. By the way, I would rather spend my hard earned money on sandwiches.