The great pyramids of Giza set a mystical Egyptian backdrop in Crema Games first person shooter, Immortal Redneck. Ever wondered what’s inside these huge jaw dropping structures? Well Immortal Redneck brings its own rather wacky take on what to expect.
Walk like an Egyptian
To say the opening intro is bonkers is an understatement. It rolls that a redneck tourist gets involved in an unfortunate accident and becomes mummified. Finding himself in ancient Egypt he needs to enter the pyramids to unravel the mystery of what happened to him. Crazy? Yes. Intriguing? Hell yeah, I’m in.
Immortal Redneck is set in three pyramids. Within these structures are cold tombs, huge rooms with sky high ceilings, sandy passageways and hidden lava swamped dead ends. Each area comes brimming with Egyptian atmosphere such as flame lit touches, sphinx’s and Egyptian vessels scattered throughout. There’s also a feast of monsters around every corner. The different array of scariest is vast. Mummies, sarcophagus, flying skulls, humanoid snakes, floating ghouls and marching guards are just a few of the enemies you’ll encounter all honing in on you.
Getting to grips with the games controls and your weapons is easy. A quick-fire tutorial sets you up and you’re ready to get to business. Starting in level one, your first task is to find level two. As these are procedural dungeons, it’s a different game every time. There is a map that opens up when you enter a room which helps your quest and sheds more light on where to head to next.
With all these ghouls and weird creatures about, action is full on. They’ll come running at you or swoop down from the sky, it’s a random affair that certainly keeps you on your toes. Picking off enemies with your standard weapons feels good, but even better when you locate hidden beauties like an AK47. Apparently there are over 50 weapons to find including a Potato Launcher. Remember this is Immortal Redneck after all, where anything is possible.
A sand bar at the top of the screen indicates how many enemies are left to dispose of in each room. As some of these rooms have high ledges, corridors and alleyways to venture down, not all the enemies are easy to seek out. Take them all down then you are granted access to venture further into the pyramid.
The upgrade system is the key to longevity. By picking up coins, it enables you to spend it at the Skill Tree on a manner of helpful extras. You can gain new skills, buy new equipment and weapons, but note that any money you don’t spend is gifted to the pyramid guards, so spend it wisely.
The setting of the game is a winner and feels fresh if you’re into your FPS. Spanish indie studio Crema have done a fine job in bringing a bizarre mash up of entertainment to PS4. If you’re looking for something zany with tons of stuff to shoot out all wrapped up with a sense of humour, then Immortal Redneck is your man.
Lizard Rating 7/10
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