The great war has started... It is the 30th century and
the human civilisation is waging a war against one of the
most powerful nations known in any galaxy. Tiglaary forces
have almost managed to conquer Earth and establish their power
in most of earth colonies. The entire galaxy has become a
battlefield, and new outposts are rising up around an area
where a space anomaly has been found - one that has claimed
numerous space vessels. This area, known as Kreed, is also
where your mission will take place... if you wish to accept
is a first person 3D shooter, a genre that isn't entirely
short on entries. It's up there with racing games as the most
crowded gaming category. However, just because there's plenty
of 3D shooters around doesn't mean there isn't room for one
more - especially if it's as good as this one.
game takes place in a graveyard of spaceships - a Sargasso
Sea for warp drive - which is a nice touch for starters and
gives the action an immediate access to a whole host of different
environments. You play a warrior from a semi-religious organisation
who has to battle dark forces, meet strange alien races and
generally hack and slash using an increasingly interesting
array of weapons.
so you're still not convinced that Kreed's a winner
- there's a feeling of 'been there, done that' to its basic
structure. So let's break this down. The action is powerful,
the environments are brilliantly realised, the narrative unfolds
at exactly the right pace and the game has been design in
such a way that you find yourself at the centre of the action
rather than as an on-looker - a common problem with inferior
first person adventures.
you like big, colourful, exciting, fast-paced, inventive,
subtle, dramatic 3D shooters then Kreed is for you. It offers
a mix of familiar themes with clever twists that will have
you drawn into the action before you know it. Simple but highly
system requirements for running Kreed are a PIII 500
MHz, 256MB of Ram and a 5th generation video display card
(ATI Radeon7500, GF2 etc). However for optimal performance
with all features activated you'll need no less than a PIII
1000MHz, 256MB Ram and a 6th generation video display card
(ATI Radeon8500, GF3 etc).
is Kreed worth upgrading your PC so you get access to all
the features? Almost. almost.