I really need that rope…
HIGH The exciting resolution.
LOW I’m terrible at music puzzles. I hate ‘em!
WTF What’s the deal with the huge gap of time between episodes?
HIGH Saving all my friends…
LOW …but I didn't save everybody.
WTF Who was making all that porridge, anyway?!?
HIGH Seeing Graham's sauntering walk for the first time.
LOW I could not figure out those squirrels.
WTF Most of the trophies are way too obscure.
HIGH Seeing the Sierra logo on screen brought back fond memories.
LOW The jumping physics feel a bit off.
WTF A game seemingly aimed at adults, but based on flatulence.
HIGH Pacifism returns!
LOW A rammer lunging in from offscreen at the worst possible moment.
WTF Sequence redux is an insane experience.
I can't believe this game was developed by High Moon Studios. Two levels in I stopped the game, went back to the Xbox Dashboard and reloaded to make sure I'd seen what I thought I saw. Yes, it was made by the same people who made Darkwatch. What did I learn? That while a development studio's previous work can usually be a good predictor of their performance in the future, just because some developers turned out a terrible game doesn't mean that they won't turn around and make a fantastic one the next time out.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Blood, Mild Language, Use of Alcohol and Tobacco, Violence
M.A.C.H. is one of those unfortunate games that sport impressive production values, smart design and a good difficulty curve without ever getting any traction at retail. Heck, I don't even know another PSP owner who's considered playing it, let alone brought it home from a shop. It's too bad really, because past the generic-looking box art and incredibly dull title, there's a pretty sweet experience to be had.
Personally, I don't believe in the adage that women need to be better than all the men around them in order to be accepted. By having a few chinks in her armour, Cate remains true to life…maybe even a bonafide Female Role Model.
According to ESRB, this game contains: Comic Mischief, Mild Language, Violence.