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Preview: Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon (360)
Release Date: December 2008
It’s been a good year for video games hasn’t it? The year isn’t over yet and there are still even more games coming out this holiday season that will be competing for your money. One of those late year releases is Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon. The game picks up right after the events of Destroy All Humans! Big Willy Unleashed and is the 4th game in the series, but no previous knowledge of the prior games is required. All you really need to know is that you play as the alien Cryptosporidium, aka Crypto, and you need to destroy some humans.
In Path of the Furon, Crypto has opened up a casino and has grown lazy about his previous mission of killing humans and harvesting DNA. Hey, after how many humans he’s killed through the previous titles it’s probably starting to feel a little boring by now. After a run in with the Mafia, and problems arising with an alien race called the Nexos that threatens his species, Crypto shakes the cobwebs off and gets back to his old mass-slaughtering ways.
Like previous entries in the series, Path of the Furon is an sandbox style game like the GTA series, and like the previous games is meant to be a light-hearted parody of the time period. Path of the Furon uses a modified version of the Unreal 3 engine and now the level of destruction and mayhem you can cause is bigger and better than ever. Better physics are in effect, and includes being able to use the UFO Death Ray to scar both buildings and terrain. The new physics engine also has given the developer more room to expand on Crypto’s psychic powers, and now he can stop time and even redirect the momentum of objects. New weapons have been added to Crypto’s arsenal, such as the Black Hole Gun and the Venus Human Trap.
I’ve always been a big fan of the series since I love some of the old sci-fi films the game spoofs and many of the abilities the Crypto had in the previous games separated it from being another sandbox game clone. With Path of the Furon it appears that in addition to upgraded visuals the game and also increased the amount of unique ways to cause destruction. Destroy All Humans! Path of the Furon releases in December for a discount price ($39.99). If you’re a fan of games where you can cause a lot of havoc keep and eye out for this game, I have a feeling it’s going to be a hidden gem this holiday season.
Be sure to check out www.CryptoEnhance.com for trailers, game designer interviews, AIM icons, wallpapers, and a chance to win a 32″Â HD TV or a $50 Gamestop giftcard.
As well, as a bonus to our readers, we here at Diehard GameFAN, in conjuction with THQ, will be giving away three Destroy All Humans! bobbleheads – just like the one you see to the right here. All you have to do to enter is respond to this post with your real name and email address by November 30th. We’ll alert winners on December 1st.