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To countdown to this year's Halloween, Luke Owen reviews a different horror film every day of October. Up next; the supposed closing chapter of A Nightmare on Elm Street - Freddy's Dead: The Final Nightmare...
The tagline reads, "they saved the best for last". That's a lie.
As discussed during the Child's Play 3 entry of Countdown to Halloween, the early 90s were spelling death for slasher movies (no pun intended). Not only was the quality of movies dropping rapdily, but the audience numbers were also in a huge decline. Critical responses were never favourable towards the genre, but reviews for the last few Nightmare on Elm Street movies had been really poor and with the acquisition of the Friday the 13th franchise from Paramount, the decision was made to kill off Freddy Krueger once and for all so they could move forward with Freddy vs. Jason. With New Line »
Feature James Hunt 15 Mar 2013 - 08:27
The modern Fps wouldn't be the same without the headshot. But are one-hit kills right for games, James wonders...
The release of Sniper: Ghost Warrior 2 has us thinking about videogame combat mechanics. Specifically, the idea of the one-shot kill. When one bullet means the difference between success and failure, how can the potential for an instakill affect the way we play - and indeed, is it actually a good thing?
In most shooters, the easiest way to get an instant kill is to go for a headshot. Depending on how tactical a game it is, you may have to use a high-powered weapon, such as a sniper rifle, while in others a simple pistol will suffice. Sometimes it can be mitigated by a helmet, or the type of ammo used - but what usually matters isn't the equipment you choose, but the skill and »
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