Hopeless 3: Dark Hollow Earth Review (Lenovo K6): Not Enough Evolution From Predecessor, Now a Bit Harder (Video)
We’ve played our share of Hopeless series games and they were both quite original, but the third one seems to stick to the recipe of the previous title. We had a first game with a bunch of blobs sitting in the dark, crowded by monsters coming at them, then we got to riding mine carts and shooting the same ugly creatures. In Hopeless 3 we once again do that and we played the game on the Lenovo K6.
Before we criticize the game too much, keep in mind we tested a pre-release version of the title, so the finalized one may be better. You can upgrade your mine cart, with a roof, give weapons to the “passengers” aside from the standard ones and perform upgrades. The graphics seem to have evolved a bit, especially the looks of the monsters, that now come in bigger and more complex waves.
You can also shoot at trap mechanisms now, like TNT or rolling snowballs, for example. The level of difficulty is very high and its’ certainly not aided by the fact that you’re limited by a number of “lives”, which run out as you die in the game. The concept of the game still involves shooter critters and trying not to hit blobs, that come to join you in the cart.
It’s a fun game, but only if you play it first and not also pay the predecessors. We give it a 6.5 out of 10 and once again it’s just in pre release phase! You can get it here.