Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon takes players on a journey of Destruction and Enlightenment in the Funked Out '70s. The newest installment in the acclaimed franchise, redefines the brand's irreverent sci-fi action gaming experience for the Xbox 360 with new weapons and mental abilities, high-fidelity destruction and expanded open-world gameplay.
In Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon, players will pick up where prequel 'Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed' leaves off, controlling Crypto in the Funked out 1970s when mysterious new enemy attacks Earth, sweeping Crypto up in a conspiracy that unravels his groovy new way of life and threatens the very survival of the Furon race. Players will take Crypto on a journey of Enlightenment and Destruction as he gains new powers from an alien Kung Fu Master in order to take on his most difficult enemy yet - his own kind.
As before, you play Crypto, an alien with a smart mouth, and some apparent anger at the human race. You will be playing in Nevada in the 1970s, mostly around Las Vegas. The Las Vegas Mafia has some issues with Cryptos being around, and they try to take him out, as do a few other individuals which clues your character in that something big is going on.
There are a lot of different options available to participate in through the five large free-form maps. In addition to just running around with your arsenal of guns, some of which are carried over from previous versions, you can fly your saucer around the map and blow things up in a number of different ways. There are a bunch of different weapons available to your saucer as you play through the game, and while the main guns on the flying saucer are usually the best choice to take out any serious threat, a lot of fun can be had tearing up humans with some of the more creative and dangerous guns on the saucer. You can also take over human beings with your psychic powers, and control them with telekinetic powers. Overall, theres a lot of ways to destroy humans.
Unfortunately, the ways to destroy the structures of humans arent put together quite as well. The game suffers from graphical restrictions, which can leave a gamer feeling like theyre missing out when they destroy a building and it melts to the ground instead of blowing up into a million pieces a la Independence Day, but at least they do blow up, when they appear. Sometimes, however, there is some pop-in with very large buildings showing up right in front of you at the last moment, which somewhat soured the experience.
There are a lot of graphical sour notes in this title, unfortunately. The engine isnt really put to the best use available, considering the game licensed the use of the Unreal engine, and there are a lot of graphical elements that dont come together quite right. From the animations of the characters, to the way humans dont seem to be walking on the actual ground, to the insignificant explosions and the landscape which is lacking in detail, there are a lot of graphical elements of this game that could have been done better.
All told, there are a lot of things in this game that could have been done better, but there are a lot of things that were done well, too. This game provides a lot of the same experience that previous versions did, and if those were enjoyable to you at all, you might like Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon.
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