Hello! Welcome to my Let's Play of Condemned: Criminal Origins!Wtf is this game about?
Ya know what? I don't actually know, as this is a blind run. I know it's meant to be scary and involve fisticuffs, but that's as far as my knowledge on this game goes. Let's see what Wikipedia has on it...
Condemned: Criminal Origins (known in Asia as Condemned: Psycho Crime and in Australia as simply Condemned) is a psychological survival horror video game with brawler elements. The game was developed by Monolith Productions and published by Sega. It was launched fall 2005 worldwide the Xbox 360, with a Microsoft Windows version released later in 2006. The Windows version had little changes from the console version.
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The developers cite such films as The Silence of the Lambs and Se7en as inspiration for their game. Monolith Game Designer, Frank Rooke, was also noteworthy of design collaboration in the game Tron 2.0, a sequel to the 1982 motion picture Tron.
The game uses a first person perspective. Condemned: Criminal Origins places an added emphasis on melee combat and puzzle solving, including searching for fingerprints and gathering evidence. It is firmly placed within the horror genre, and more specifically survival horror. The game also implements elements of psychological thriller. It was also notable at time of release for its cutting edge graphics and advanced artificial intelligence. Stylistically, Condemned shares many similarities with Monolith's own F.E.A.R..
Upon release, Condemned was met with moderate to good reviews by many aggregates and critics. Many reviewers cited poor storyline and progression as the game's biggest fault. As a reprieve, the game's solid controls and fresh approach to the horror genre were praised. This allowed for a sequel, entitled Condemned 2: Bloodshot, to be released on March 11, 2008 for the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3. Other media forms include an internet prequel and a planned film adaptation to expand the Condemned universe.
I'll be posting videos in groups of 3-4 so my sessions can be anything up to about 40 minutes. I'll update this thread whenever I upload a new set, posting them in spoiler tags below.
If there are any major plot decisions to make, I'll leave it up to you fine people to decide for me.
Please excuse the first set a little as I fumble with the controls a bit. To keep it really blind, I decided to not even test this one ahead and just went straight in recording. I had a quick peek at the controls before hand (I always have to as I play as a lefty, despite actually being a righty), but some of it didn't make any sense at the time so I had to look into the control options a couple times while playing.
I hope you enjoy this Let's Play! I'm hoping it'll be very scary. If you've any suggestions with anything (the way I play, the way I update, video/audio quality or whatever) please let me know!The Videos!Plus a link to the Playlist since for some reason it doesn't appear on my bloody profile page.
Thanks for watching!