Sunday, April 8, 2012

Free Browser Game: Sucker Punch Annihilation

One of the usual comments about Zack Snyder's psychological thriller action heist film, Sucker Punch, is that it looks like a video game. Of course, Snyder has already gone on record that one of the influences for the visuals is video games. So it's only fitting that one of the promotional materials made for the movie is an actual game.

In support of the Sucker Punch movie, Warner Bros has licensed the Unity 3D engine for use in a Sucker Punch browser based game, which means there's no need to download or install anything. The game will run straight from your browser. All you have to do is visit the game site.

The fact that there is a game for the movie is not surprising these days, what is noteworthy is the fact that the game is actually well done. The game looks good enough to be mistaken for a late PS2 game (or a Wii one), with graphics that look too good to be running from your browser, thanks to the Unity 3D engine (the same engine used by another high quality browser based game, Marvel's Superhero Squad Online).

The only complaint I have with the game is the same complaint I have with majority of browser-based games - you can't configure the controls, and the default keys are mapped to the arrow keys(movement) + zxc(actions), which is an awkward scheme for majority of gamers who are used to gamepads and WSAD FPS controls (basically, we're more used to the movement controls being mapped to keys for the left hand, while the action is mapped to keys for the right).

Again, if you want to play Sucker Punch: Annihilation, simply visit the game site. 

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