Kileak The Dnaimperative

a game by Sony Imagesoft
Platform: Playstation
Genre: Shooting Games
Editor Rating: 6.9/10, based on 4 reviews
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Kileak The Dnaimperative

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7.0

Kileak is a Doom-type game filled with excellent cinemas and a cool story. I did have flashbacks from Robotica and Iron Angel of the Apocalypse though, because of how similar the games are. Of the three, this is definitely the best one because the rooms you go into have tables and bunks--as if someone actually lived there once, which adds some realism. The graphics are very , well done, but that doesn't save this one from being a little boring.

5.5

Okay, the environment is set well. The sounds and graphics are very appropriate for the mood and setting of this game. However, the poor interface and control simply did not rest well in my mind while reviewing this game. Where did the control go? I was expecting another Doom rip-off, and I got even less. Sure, everyone likes the rotating environments and the big, zippy, explosive weapons, but what good are these things without an effective means of control?

7.5

Kileak: The DNA Imperative is a strange sort of game. It's very cinematic and you feel like you are in the game. It's not very intense, but it is tough because enemy shots are nearly impossible to avoid. It's a game of attrition. Take hits and kill the alien. The creatures don't fit with the game. The graphics are decent, and you can interact with the background sometimes. The audio is very moody. Kileak is a good game, but don't expect Doom. It's not that type of game.

7.5

This is another Doom-type spin-off with a few good and bad features. I really enjoyed the music and sounds as well as some of the good cinemas. However, your control cursor seems to slip a bit instead of being as responsive as I'd like. Also, it was rather tough to dodge enemy fire without a precise way to strafe (a la Doom). Still, the graphics are good and the mood is right. Doom fans may be a little judgmental but it's still a fun game if you like the genre.

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This Doom-style dungeon blaster seeks to get seriously down with the graphics and the gameplay. In fact, Kileak's truly deep.. you'll bust into an underground fortress and keep heading...straight down! You'll have to find your way through each murderous maze, with frightening, well-armed mechanical horrors breathing down your neck and a limited energy supply. Kileak's out for blood!

Some people are going to pick up Kileak and think it's a great game. Personally, I get a certain level of entertainment out of it. But when I ask myself if the public at large will like this game, I just don't think so.

Kileak: The DNA Imperative is another in a long list of Doom-esque, first-person shooters; this one has you working the controls of a robot. There has been a murder on a space station and you are sent in to find the culprit. Unfortunately, there are many beasties awaiting you that are minions of the murderer. Movement is so smooth that it seems flawless. Easy manipulation of the controls also makes for extremely fluid gameplay. Kileak's major problem is that it takes too long to warm up. You spend way too much time wandering about and not enough time blowing up stuff, which is ultimately what you really want from a game like this.

Patient players will find this game enthralling, but for the most part it just doesn't pack enough of a wallop to make it worth playing for any extended period of time.

Iron Angel did it on the 3DO. Robotica did it on the Saturn. Now Kileak does it on the PlayStation: These games re-spin the Doom formula, and fail by casting cheesy robots as your enemies.

Blender Wars

As an elite soldier investigating a distress call in the year 20B8, you must search a South Pole research station and destroy the evil robots you find there. Kileak blends some of Myst's seek-and-find elements with Doom's standard corridor shooting and weapon gathering. But these kamikaze veg-o-mat-ics look about as threatening as the Jetsons' maid, and the game is nowhere near as intense as Doom.

Despite the boring enemies, Kileak shows off some of the PlayStation's graphical capabilities. The research station features considerable detail, the rendered cinema sequences add some much-needed spice, and the scrolling is as smooth as glass.

The clean vocals and explosive sounds deliver. You don't, however, get any solid effects from your mechanized suit, and the wimpy techno soundtrack downplays the urgency of your mission.

Return of the Salad Shooter

The game controls well, and moves at a fairly brisk pace. Limited radar and the ability to move left and right and look up and down are all in your favor. But these won't save you from the enemies, who rely on cheap attacks.

Kileak isn't bad; it's just too polite. PlayStation owners who want the real thing, complete with attitude, should check out Doom.

ProTips:

  • Look for orange-and-red-striped walls for battery recharges. Visit them often and before you leave the level.
  • Enemies hide behind doors, so open the door and quickly retreat with your gun blazina.

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