Blue Estate: A true time waster, reviewed by Brandon C. Hovey

Blue Estate (2014)

Platform Played: PC

Price: $3.89 (Glad it was on sale. I would never pay over five dollars for this)

Developer: Hesaw (Never heard of them, until now)

Publisher: Hesaw


I’ve always had a special place in my heart for games like Virtua Cop, Time Crisis, Lethal Enforcers, and Mad Dog McCree (Fast Draw Showdown). These games are all on the rails shooters, and are oftentimes played with light-guns. You’ll find these games at arcades mainly. I’ll never forget playing Virtua Cop 2 with my dad in 1998. When I spied Blue Estate, I was automatically curious. My curiosity was not an asset in this situation. Supposedly, it is based off of this graphic novel. I have not read it. After playing this game, my opinion of it remains neutral.

This is no Virtua Cop. This is no Time Crisis.

This is as bad as Duke Nukem Forever. 

The cover system is good. The controls are simple. You can even plug in your console controller. Although, for some reason, mine wasn’t reading. We get what we pay for, right? The settings are not worth discussing. The weapons are common to mmo games. Desert Eagle in .357 Magnum, 12 gauge shotgun, and AK-47. I’m sure there’s more. But I didn’t discover any. Nor do I want too.

Quick-time events are a pox across many games these days. The dialogue, and the humor are so poorly executed you don’t want to touch this game with a twelve foot pole.

I played the first two story levels. The game will not allow me to play the third level for some reason. This is one game, I truly regret buying. Don’t make the same mistake I did. The spoof of Kim Jong IL is the only remotely redeeming part of this game. Aside from that I cannot recommend this game. Only buy if you want a time waster. This is just as bad as the one FPS I reviewed a while back.  Even Red Faction is better than this.

Don’t waste your time like I did.



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