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Diamond In The Rough
The Unholy War (PS)
Member Name: AverageJoseph
The Unholy War (PS)
Advantages: Various Characters, Decent Soundtrack, Top Multiplayer
Disadvantages: Rare, Old Graphics
Back in the days where Tomb Raider was a no.1 seller alongside Crash Bandicoot and Abe's Odyssey, when people could be content with owning the legendary Demo One, arrived a fantastic new game.
Without doubt one of the strongest games on PS1, The Unholy War is a decent fighting game with a splash of tactics thrown in as well. You can choose 'Mayhem' Mode either controlling one of the two armies known as the 'Teknos' - A Race consisting of several alien kinds melding with machinery, flying suicide bombers, razor-blade demons and vortex laying bugs make this side vast in cool abilities and tactics. The 'Arcane' and the creatures of the invaded world, mystical animals, flaming witches and fallen angels make up a powerful adversary. The other option is 'Strategy' mode where you face the computer or friend on a plane of hexes, finding gold, building an army and utilizing special abilities to destroy your opponent. Each character has unique moves, traits and costs, some ideas never seen before in gaming such as the shield produced by 'Quicksilver' to deflect any kind of attack or projectile, 'Ecton's cage attack that traps the enemy who is required to button bash their way out before he consumes the life of the creature for his own benefit, or the insane kamikaze move by 'Killcycle', flying up out of the map only to fly at high speeds downwards aiming for a direct hit on the despairing opponent.
Strategic elements may be rather basic but can severely alter the way of battle with techniques such as overloading, madness, spawning, teleporting, meteors, nukes, healing and traps of razorblades and fire. With the diverse amount of playable characters, Unholy War boasts an impressive multiplayer experience as anyone who takes the time, will find their ideal monster, a flyer, powerhouse, trickster, speedster. There are several maps with 2 unlockable, 16 creatures to choose from 8 each side with 1 bonus character for each side if completed on Hard mode. A challenging game that's time has sadly passed, barely any negatives except lacking depth or story. It was released quietly in its time and remains relatively unknown, but would make a best selling arcade game on xbox live or psn.
Summary: Should be re-made for Xbox Live Arcade or PSN