Well, the new Doctor Who game is out in Britain as of this writing, and thanks to a connection of mine, I was able to preview it.
Before I go any farther, I will say that I’ll purchase this game in a heartbeat the second it’s officially released stateside.
I’ve wondered how would be the best way to go about a Doctor Who game. The Doctor himself is largely and primarily non-violent, relying on his wits, his companions, and his trusty Sonic Screwdriver. Faced up against his primary nemesis, the Daleks, how would this translate?
The answer is: Very well.
Sumo Digital (behind Sonic and Sega All-Stars Racing) crafted a fine adventure that puts the player in the role of the Eleventh Doctor. I figured at best it would be point and click. This is more of a stealth action game with puzzle elements. It’s not like Metal Gear Solid (or even Sneak King, for that matter). The Doctor doesn’t overcome his enemy with brute force. In fact, he has to sneak around the Daleks at all costs, staying out of their vision, lest he hear the familiar “EX-TER-MIN-ATE”, and he or Amy are shot. And yes, creeping Read the rest of this entry