Unholy Crap: Bad Rats

I spent 44 cents and an hour of time i’ll never get back. Where to begin: The visuals of this game a subpar compared to any other puzzle games. Creepy textures, shoddy resolutions, it lacks widescreen resolutions, and well animations seem shoddy and poorly executed. But the ultimate terror starts at the start screen already, no anti-aliasing whatsoever the menu points are mad in the most illegible tagging crap i’ve ever seen, and on the first start it took me minutes(!) to figure out the Play Button just didn’t do anything. The game’s background music isn’t helping much to save anything, for the gameplay is completely random.


At least the physics are, on the first level i just tried the same setting a few times until i was succsessful, while the ball, i had to tip a bomb of the ledge to kill the target, act not even close similar. So it seems the physics in Bad Rats are changing every few seconds which makes this piece of rat dung a seriously frustrating and utterly bad experience. That’s where the music comes in: It does nothing to diffuse me, or my rage over the badness of everything in there. It decides to annoy me even more. And now for the worst part: It involves the murder of the animal the Internet loves the most: Cats! CAT MURDER. To have that kind of guts the devs had to have a lot of confidence, or are not afraid to be chased angry mobs through the streets of whereever.


If the game was just a little more bearable i most likely wouldn’t have ragequitted this easily and i surely would have given it time to sink in. But this… No way. I’d rather be buried alive, have my nostrils raped, and a lot of other fates that would have been Sir Robin if he wouldn’t have run away than to spend another second on this game.

Where’s PETA when you need them?


Quickshot Review: Petz: Catz 2

On the  special wish of a certain person at steamgifts i spent a little time on playing Petz: Catz 2. And i have to say: The first ten minutes of the game are actually quite fun. You chose a breed of cat, and start training it, that is where a game  starts taking itself way to seriously. It looks okay for a pet simulator, also it it feels and acts like game well made. The controlscheme though is basically annoying. You are supposed, to control your doglike cat (really, have you ever tried to teach a real cat to roll over on your word?) with a bunch or series of gestures you draw with your mouse. This looks quite nice in theory, but turns out awful when you try to send your Mr. Bubbles to the toilet. Graphically it’s not overwhelming, but also nowhere near godawful. The games sounds accurate but it’s nothing special. It may be fun for 3-12-year, or people who never owned and appreciated a cats special traits.

If you are looking for a cute pet simulation, this is the right thing for you. If you want a cute game, filled with a bunch of minigames, and giving you quite a laugh once in a while, you should resort to Catz 5  though.