American McGee Presents : Bad Day LA (PC/FullIso/ENG)
Game Platforme(s) : PC | Language : English | Release Date : Sep 6, 2006
Publisher : Aspyr | Developer : Enlight Software | Genre : Modern Action Adventure
Size : 1.16 Gb
Murphy s Law--the assertion that if something can go wrong, it will--is in full effect in Bad Day LA. Taking place in modern-day Los Angeles, the game sees the city plunge into chaos as it s plagued by terrorist attacks, earthquakes, meteor showers, fires, gang wars, tsunamis, and more. With so many divisive elements, from the crazy homeless protagonist to the regular jabs at Homeland Security, there was great potential for some cutting satire here. Unfortunately, Bad Day LA has all the subtlety of a hammer, and the occasional commentary on the absurdities of modern life is drowned out by a constant barrage of uninspired vulgarity. Even the game s shock value rings hollow, and it doesn t distract from the fact that this third-person action game is short, ugly, and sloppy.
It s hard not to smile at how ridiculous the situation becomes, but beyond the setup, the writing in Bad Day LA offers little in terms of insight or humor. None of the characters warrant any sympathy, and Anthony himself acts and sounds less like a homeless man given up on society than a self-absorbed, third-rate Chris Tucker caricature. Everyone is drawn with broad strokes, and the game relies on a liberal peppering of profanity, some clumsy racism, and general cruelty to fill the time between levels. Some of the highlights include a kid who can t stop throwing up, a Paris Hilton doppelganger, a drop-kicked baby, a group of parents physically abusing their drug-addicted children, a persistent use of the phrase taco bender as a racial epithet, and some ham-fisted references to The Wizard of Oz and Heat. Worst of all, the game seems to think it s more clever than it actually is, which defuses any potentially comedic moments.
Beneath Bad Day LA s crass exterior lies a shoddy third-person action game. Each level revolves around a different calamity, and in each you have to perform a number of good deeds before you can move forward. Most of the time, the streets are filled with hysterical civilians, looters, and zombies, and how you interact with the people of Bad Day LA will affect your threat-advisory rating. If you murder innocent civilians, or fail to assist nearby civilians who are in need, your rating goes up, and the world begins to turn on you, with civilians attacking you and cops hunting you down. But if you play the Good Samaritan by applying bandages to wounded civilians, using your fire extinguisher to put out fiery civilians, curing or killing zombies, and attacking looters, terrorists, gang members, and other undesirables, your rating stays low, making for a less antagonistic crowd while slowly replenishing your health at the same time. Though it encourages you to act right, keeping your rating low is not hard, since the ratio of villains to civilians is usually quite high.
There s a good amount of gunplay in Bad Day LA, and you ll pick up plenty of conventional weapons, like a shotgun, an AK-47, a sniper rifle, and a rocket launcher. You ll also find use for a tire iron, Molotov cocktails, an absurd set of nail clippers, and a flamethrower fashioned out of a lighter and a can of hairspray. The flamethrower doesn t show up until later in the game, though you ll be glad when it does, since the other weapons are weak and ineffective by comparison. Even at point-blank range, the shotgun can require three pumps to lay out an enemy, the AK-47 has terrible accuracy and chews through the relatively scarce ammunition, and the sniper rifle never produces one-shot kills. The amount of damage your weapons do at any given time seems arbitrary, which can make the unsatisfying gunplay downright frustrating. You also gain sidekicks that are intended to help you out, though they seem to disappear at random and rarely have much impact anyway.
1- Extract Rar File
2- Mount ISO file with DAEMON Tools (Or whatever)
3- Setup the Game Full Installation
4- Copy All Crack Folder to the Folder Game Directory
5- Play & Have Fun .................... Enjoy ;)