By Craig Pearson on May 8th, 2013 at 5:00 pm.
The notion of an evil skeleton attacking people is really strange. That skeleton was once a person. Was that person evil? What if every skeleton is just evil, and all that’s stopping them from killing people is being inside us? I’m going to make a pre-emptive strike against my skeleton. Does anyone have a chisel I can borrow? Don’t be squeamish. It’s either I sit here chiseling away my insides, crying in pain at every judder and probably losing blood, bowel control and consciousness, or you learn to fight my frame when I’m gone. And I don’t want to alarm you, but I’ve been working out and drinking lots of milk. Oh you’ll take your chances? Okay, then you’ll need to know how to fight a skeleton, and Techland’s new first-person thumper, Hellraid, will teach you just how to do that.
So make sure you have a magic staff to hand. It looks like combo-ing electro bolts and fire blasts will shatter the boney baddies. If you’re out of mana, then a kick also seems effective. Friends will also be able to help in this co-operative fantasy action game, with abilities from the Warrior, Mage, Paladin and Rogue classes complementing each other. It’s a plentiful bounty of violence, and I’d imagine the meatless enemies are just to stop Techland’s marketers inflicting another bloody torso on us.