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A poor attempt at a Gears of War clone that gets almost nothing right.
Gene Rain is one of those games that has the potential of having the "it's so bad, it's good" stamp on it, but actually playing the game is a frustrating chore that many will turn off after about 30 minutes.
Gene Rain is a combination of so many terrible elements that at times it's genuinely, completely, baffling. At one point a character says "Existence has long been considered the only value in humans." I'm not sure I agree with him, because the other value in humans is their ability to not play Gene Rain.
If you want to play a third-person cover shooter, stick to the Gears of War series on Xbox or the Uncharted series on PS4 for now. All of their entries are cheaper than Gene Rain, and they all offer many times more fun.
In the end, it's really hard for me to recommend Deeli Network's game, especially at that price. It's got its share of basic QA issues (non-working controls were the worst) that can't be ignored, and it has an OK storyline and combat system. If your time with Gene Rain feels different from my experience, be sure to let us know in the comments below!
For me, this game was an incoherent mess. I struggled to follow things, which is a shame as I was looking forward to enjoying Gene Rain, but the game's meh gameplay mechanics, with unresponsive controllers, not to mention the convoluted story, those are things that got in the way and kept me from being able to enjoy my time with this one. I can't recommend the game in its current condition.
It's difficult to recommend Gene Rain to anyone. The story makes no sense, and the game does a good job of maintaining that sense of confusion. The gameplay has no redeeming qualities whatsoever, and the presentation would be laughable even during the prior console generation. Not even Trophy hunters would be attracted to this title because the grind to obtain them is unbearable. Stay as far away as possible from Gene Rain.
One of the worst games of the year 2018, and I've had the opportunity to try out a few expressly waste titles.
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All in all not a bad game, especially for a first outing. A little rough around the edges, but still a game that's worth a try.