Is it worth the price tag? That's a tough one. If you've enjoyed the previous game/s and you don't have any in your collection at the moment… it is a good way to have that classic game with the addition of some extra modes if you want to try those too. If you (like me) will likely end up just going back to the standard game and playing that… it seems like a steep price. I'm not really sure the extra features add enough to the basic game to warrant the price tag and if you already have a copy of the original or one of it's other iterations… I'm not sure the new additions will be worth shelling out for another copy. But my view might just be soured by the story mode animations… ooooh I did not like them!
Absolutely highly recommend. If you were a fan of the originals… jump in without fear of being disappointed. If you are new to CRPGs, grab a copy and start here… it's layered but you can explore at your own pace and learn as you go… easy to start, not too tricky to "master"… or at least manage.
Overall, it's a visually striking game and I was quite mesmerized by the world you get to play in. Because the story really didn't grab me I wasn't super fussed about the disparity in the music options and instead took it as a chance to enjoy some tracks I am familiar with along with possibly finding some new artists to do a deep dive into later (which may be somewhat the intent of the variety on offer). If you like rhythm games and don't mind a broad range of songs then you may just enjoy jumping in your ship and boosting your way around the neon tracks of Invector: Rhythm Galaxy.
Ultimately it is an impressive achievement from what seems to be essentially a one person developer (I say seems to be as I assume there were at least some other people helping with the voices). Is it fun… yes it certainly can be. Is it inconsistent in art style… absolutely. Is it worth buying… I'm honestly not sure. I completed the game in a bit over 6 hours… there might be some other choices I could make on the way… but it didn't feel like they would make that much of a difference. If you can find it on a decent discount then perhaps grab a copy… otherwise keep track of the progress as there may be some updates to tackle some of the issues otherwise… maybe give it a miss.
Would I recommend Killer Frequency? Yep… even if you aren't really a horror fan (like me)… this isn't really the adrenaline pumping stuff… it's far more the "horror comedy" style and those semi cartoon style visuals do help take some of the edge off the tension. It's not a bad price but replay value isn't super high (unless you want to mess with the callers and find out what their fate is like if you choose different options). A fun game with an interesting style, grab it if you like your puzzle solving with some retro radio vibes.
Is it worth the purchase? Well if you don't have any Sonic games and either want to see what it's all about, or relive past glories… then certainly grab a copy. If you bought last years Sonic Origins then just have a look at what the differences are and determine if Plus really adds enough for you to fork out for it. But it's nice to be able to share some of my childhood with my children in a pretty decent modern remastered collection such as this.
Ultimately I do give credit for the restoration and remastering efforts… but unfortunately though you can polish a turd… at the end of the day, it's still a turd and bad acting, bad writing and pretty awful staging means this is really only a title for people who can find the humour in things that are really terrible… I'm just not one of those people.
If you are a fan of the previous games then absolutely grab a copy. If you haven't played a Diablo game before but like the idea of hack and slash with a healthy (or perhaps unhealthy) dose of loot clicking then grab a copy… basically… just grab a copy!!! Lot's of fun and a great example of how to bring an old game back to life like a necromancer summoning a Lich.
So after all that… is it worth it? Well it is a decent price and no doubt will go on special from time to time. If you were hoping for more of the first games dynamics and fun… you may well be disappointed here, but if you simply want to know a bit more about some of the characters from before the events in Road 96… then it could be worth grabbing a copy. At the very least I'd suggest waiting for a sale because even at the low price… there are just too many elements of the game that are disappointing. A halfhearted recommendation at best I'm afraid.
Overall though I continue to find the Shadow Warrior games a lot of fun… it's nice to have a different main character to the muscle bound blond balls of brawn we are usually provided. Lo Wang is the hero we don't deserve… but he's all we've got… and it's a lot of fun playing as him.