My name is not important, what is important is what I’m going to do. I just fucking hate this world and the human worms feasting on it’s carcass.
Hello everyone, and welcome back to XNVR reviews. Today… I’m talking about a game, that after I first played it, I was not entirely sure if I actually wanted to do a video, but at the same time, I thought it was worth it. This is Hatred, I must say I did not really enjoy this game, maybe it just wasn’t for me. But I just found it to be, slightly off. That’s not to say that there was anything particularly, poor about the game in terms of quality; The graphics, the visual art style, the soundtrack, you know, even down to the controls. Everything moved smoothly, I didn’t find any bugs to speak of, but the subject matter that was the problem, I think, with this one.
This game when if first released, attained a certain amount of infamy and it’s kinda easy to see why. You play the role of a nameless psychopath, someone who has decided that the human race shouldn’t be around, himself included and has taken it upon himself to rid the world of this infestation. If I’m totally honest, I think this is really the only flaw in the game. Because when you think about it, we play things all the time, where the object is to kill, maim, disfigure… doing terrible things, but there is always the fact that you are doing this to aliens, or robots, or demons, or other combatants.
But in this, the object of the game, is to keep yourself heavily armed and killing as many innocent civilians as you can, and this really did not sit well with me. I just thought, “You know what, this is a bit too close to the knuckle, this… this was a poor decision.” Had the game developers chosen to tweak it a little bit, make the guy maybe someone who is always seen as a ehh… crackpot or a conspiracy theorist. Saying that the entire world was being taken over by robots, or aliens or… creachers from the underworld. Something like that, and that he’d finally been proved right, he found evidence and now he was going to set things right, and that was actually the case.
He starts killing all these and… Yep. He was right, they’re robots or they’re demons or they’re something other than normal human people. I just couldn’t bring myself to really like this game no matter how well put together it was. Hatred is a prime example of having the talent but not the common sense. And that’s kinda been reflected in the games sales and price on steam. I actually picked this up on sale, I think it was… £1. And I’ve got to say, I’m not even happy with the fact that I payed that. Again, not dissing the game developers for their technical ability, the game as I said turned out very well. It’s just that the subject matter needs a change.
If they had made this game, with some other form of acceptable enemy then this could have actually done really, really well and instead of achieving the infamy that it once had, it might have actually become somewhat of a commercial success. Would I advise you to buy this game? Probably not, unless you know, you are a bit of a sick puppy. But as I just…I really cannot condone this sort of behaviour in games development. Not because I find it hideously offencive, I just think, “You know what, it’s a little bit irresponsible.” I am not one of those people who thinks that violent video games make people do violent things. No, people who are mentally disturbed, those with fragile minds are likely to do horrible things, but they are more likely to do so if they receive validation. Which is what this game would give. So in short I reckon the game developers just need to change their tact a little bit. Make a very similar game, but just change the enemies. Anyway, that really all I wanted to say, about this game, if you wanna try it out you can pick it up, but if you’re anything like me, you’ll probably just end the first level and kinda feel dirty and like you need to wash.