Daymare: 1998 | Mini Review

What is it?

Daymare: 1998 is a third-person shooter developed by Invader Studios and published by Destructive Creations and All In! Games. What started off as a tech demo of a fan-made remake of the critically-acclaimed nineties title Resident Evil 2 eventually blossomed into an original title that pays tribute to survival horror titles of the nineties. H.A.D.E.S., a governmental black ops team, is tasked with infiltrating a secret research station in order to acquire a deadly biological weapon capable of turning people into zombies. However, after an unexpected plot twist, the bioweapon infects the populace of a town. The game alternates from the perspective of three different playable characters, who must fight for survival.

Platform(s)

PC, PS4, Xbox One

Pros
Cons
Good shooting mechanics, with just enough supplies to help you get by.
Includes modern features like crafting mechanics, fast/slow reloads and item purchasing.
Levels are fairly streamlined but well-designed, with some creative puzzles in between.
You can shake off enemies via button-mashing.
H.A.D.E.S Dead End mode, where you need to destroy PCs in safe rooms, adds replayability.
Clunky movement can be a headache.
Limited arsenal of weapons.
Tougher enemies are unflinching bullet sponges.
Boss battles can drag on and feel unbalanced.
Stiff animations and a few cheesy voice performances.

Verdict:

Daymare: 1998 stands strong as a satisfying shooter that doesn’t skimp out on a challenge. This one might be worth a crack if you can’t get enough of fighting off the living dead, provided you don’t mind a bit of jankiness.

Rating:

3 Stars

 

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