Gene Rain

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a game by Deeli Network
Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 5/10, based on 1 review
User Rating: 8.0/10 - 2 votes
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Gene Rain
Gene Rain
Gene Rain
Gene Rain

In my many years playing video games, I’ve always had a special place for indie developers in my heart, the amount of creativity these people bring to so many different genres of video games, with a restricted budget and crew along with no particular backing to their finished products other than just being on the steam market. That love is not what I felt, however, after going through Gene Rain.

Gene Rain is an obscure game in an overly saturated genre of Third Person cover to cover shooters, with its game design closely resembling The Coalition’s Gears of War series, in way too many ways. From the camera perspective to the movement and shooting mechanics, everything screams Gears of War, albeit a very sloppy take on both its visuals and gameplay.

Immediate Issues

The problems with Gene Rain show up immediately as the game starts, with the subtitles being a wonky mess in translation, but that is just a hiccup compared to the rest of the game. Immediately starting the game, you notice that there is no art style whatsoever, the game tries to look realistic but fails to do so and manages to look somewhat like a cross between Call of Duty Mobile and any third person shooter from 2009.

The performance scaling in the game is quite literally, non-existent. The game suffers from extreme amount of stuttering despite having low resolution textures and bland visual effects. The sound design is also sloppy if anything, with sound being out of sync for the most part and the voice acting sounding like it was done by robots, monotonous.

Gears of Boredom

The game’s shooting mechanics are downright tiring after 15 minutes of play time, the three playable characters each have a different ability but the same load-out so there’s not much variation to the way they play, all of shooting is just a wonky version of Gears’ cover to cover mechanics, and God forbid you ever have to use the melee, which is the worst thing of all.

The auto-aim feature is called “Auxillary Collimation” for whatever reason; the auto-aim is just as pointless as most of the things in the game as it just shakes uncontrollably for no reason. The one redeeming quality of the game is that the game is 4 hours long and the pain of playing through it can only last for so long.

Just another Third Person Shooter

Gene Rain is just another third person shooter on the market, with problems that are more frequent and heavily toll taking on the game. With generic shooting, non-existent art design, buggy broken sound packaging, outdated graphics and nothing good in the story, writing or voice acting department, Chinese indie developer Deeli’s take on cover to cover shooter mechanics is nothing but a subpar experience of boring gunplay and tiring bullet sponges.

5

The criticism this game will receive hopefully puts Deeli on the right path to right their mistakes on all platforms, as this game is nothing but an utter disappointment to its genre, which is already overly saturated, nothing really to recommend here.

Pros

  • 4 hour length so it’s over with quick

Cons

  • Outdated graphics
  • Unresponsive gunplay
  • Broken melee
  • Bad voice acting
  • Not much story content
  • Sluggish performance issues
  • Plethora of game breaking bugs
  • Out of sync sound often
  • Bullet sponge enemies

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PC

System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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