As a follow up to my recent first impression review of the game Dead Trigger I present my full review of the game. the basis of the story is that 2012 civilisation has fallen apart. The economy has failed and the higher ups in the world have released a virus killing thousands and turning the survivors into zombies… Let’s face it we all love zombies.
Based around the traditional First Person Shooter (FPS) genre, we have here one of the most innovating games to make way into Android gaming in recent months.This joins other games such as Shadowgun and Grand Theft Auto III to truly test the Android gaming abilities. Upon first opening the game I found that visually it was incredible. The graphics remind me very much of the multi platform game Team Fortress. This leads me to believe this could easily be mistaken for a PS3 or Xbox 360 game and definitely something that would be released on the Wii. As for the zombie killing the blood splatters at the right moment, heads blow up, limbs disintegrate and when you get to the stronger guns there’s complete carnage.
As expected the main point is to kill zombies. The game is broken down into missions varying in difficulty from easy to hard. Sadly there are only three different types of mission: Against the clock, kill a certain amount of zombies or collect a certain number of packages. At the end of each mission there is a cash reward which can then be used to buy and upgrade weapons. This is fine if you are the type who enjoys slaughter endless onslaughts of zombies but if your looking for more stratagem in a game then perhaps this isn’t for you.
As for the control system we have a very basic, easy to use and effective set up. all the buttons you’d expect are there: Fire, reload, aim, a joystick on the left and adjustable camera angle on the right. The only way this system could be improved would be to add Bluetooth controller compatibility.
The game costs £0.75 currently (I know, bargain right?) however there is a lot of push from the developers for more in game purchases to gain better weapons and better items. At first I was amongst many that were sceptical how this would affect the difficulty of the game. Thankfully I will put an end to any doubts that the game is impossible unless your willing to spend mega bucks. Sure it may be a bit more difficult but I feel this is a game aimed more at the hardcore gamers who want to game on the move. These gamers will therefore relish at the challenge and most likely succeed.
The game does take up 97.46 MB of storage which is fine on my SII but perhaps not so great for other devices with smaller storage capacity.
As a final thought I believe this game can be seen as more of a preview of what is to come in the future of Android gaming rather than a serious game attempt. Perhaps this is an attempt to gain more hardcore gamers in the Android gaming scene. Either way I feel this game is a step in the right direction for Android games, well done to MADFINGER games.