Demo Driver 8: Hammerfight (#308)
My cats have a pretty standard routine at this point that passes for the two of them fighting, and it's kind of hilarious. They'll both be perched on their hind legs glaring at one another, but neither one of them wants to actually hurt the other, just sort of whap the other around.
Another disappointment in the wall
I'm going to level with you, dear readers: I was really hopeful for this month. When I kicked off July with an absolutely spectacular demo, I was hopeful that we'd hit a string of good stuff. Instead, every single demo has been some flavor of disappointing this month, ranging from mediocre to problematic to... well, this week is just plain bad. It's a creative idea that doesn't work, and somehow it got brought into life as a fully fleshed-out title. I don't know why that happened. On the bright side, after binging on Defender's Quest yesterday I can most certainly say that my assessment of its demo was entirely accurate. What seemed to be leading into a very fun full game does, in fact, lead to a very fun full game. I do feel like the dragons are kind of dippy-looking, though. Anyway, that's not this week's demo; this week is the "nice idea, horrid execution" of Hammerfight. Enjoy reading about it!