Can there ever
be good news from the insane asylum? Only if it's coupled with news of a worthwhile gaming experience, and it looks like that just might be the case with Renegade Kid's Dementium: The Ward
. Our evil masters at Joystiq
got a little facetime with the shooter at E3, and they only had good things to say on the subject.
The controls are smooth, says Alexander Silwinski, and certainly reminiscent of Metroid Prime Hunters
, but since Dementium's
pacing is a little slower, the game is easier to handle. Item selection is apparently a breeze, with the exception of a shortcut to the oft-needed flashlight, and puzzles make sense. The only downside is that the game apparently only takes about seven hours to complete, but maybe the story -- on which we have very few details at this time -- will make up for it.