Thing Thing 4 is Kongregate’s challenge game, which I need to do in order to get the Kongai card. I have all of them since I’ve been registered, and I refuse not to get this one just because the sodding game is crap.
When it was released it didn’t start out too well; it didn’t start at fraking all, actually. It just didn’t load. How Kongregate managed to pick a game to promote like this when it wasn’t even playable is beyond me.
Now it works, and I have to say that I quite prefer sitting at the page and refreshing it every few minutes in the hope that it’s a good game. Apparently though, it isn’t. It’s a sucky little platformer in which you have to run around shooting gimps using the god-damned-mouse. As a laptop user, I strongly dislike mouse orientated games since I DON’T HAVE A FUCKING MOUSE. What I do have though, is a tracer pad that I love and am fairly apt with. Not so apt when the freaking recoil of the gun you’re firing puts you so off target you virtually have to be at the bottom of the screen in order to fire straight.
After monotonously killing damn near thousands of these things in the same way – namely keep firing till you run out of bullets, then run into the pool of ammo that has accumulated. Rinse and repeat. – you go into the next area to do the same thing all over again.
Granted, I’ve only been able to get to the five level without wanting to claw my eyes out, but even the landscape is the same. The same background over and over again. Of there is one exception of when you have to kill gimps falling from the ceiling in a frate elevator, which reminded me off Metal Gear Solid, but that really was the only good point of the game. Not the playing, the thinking of Metal Gear Solid.