In their desire to attract non-gamers to the games market these ridiculous hunting games are popping up more and more by developers hungry to make a quick buck. These so-called game designers are making a mockery of the gaming industry but those who actually buy these games are supporting them. Some of the biggest selling games, I’m ashamed to say, have been hunting games.
With that I bring you, “ Chicken Shoot.” This piece of programming trash features your bad self armed with either a pistol, a shotgun or a bomb lacing chickens. These aren’t your ordinary, everyday, run-of-the-mill, garden-variety chickens. No, sireee bob! These are super flying chickens who happen to have a sense of fashion sense. These Rhode Island Reds are decked out in cool sunglasses and Santa hat! Yup, you read that right. Santa hats!
Sure the demo is set in wintery wonderland, complete with mountains, a snowman and falling snow so you might think the Santa hats are cute. Well, they are not! Of course, not much about this game is cute.
The muzak is an annoying disco-polka combo that gets annoying after three beats! Playing this stuff would make even the most hardened criminal confess to whatever you wanted him to just to turn it off. My ears still ache at the thought of it.
Then there are the sounds of the chickies as you cream them. “ Yikes” is a popular exclaim, as is “Oh no”. If you are really lucky you might hear …