Video Game: Marlow Briggs And The Mask Of Death
"It's God of War starring SOME GUY"
—Random Steam review
A Hack and Slash
/ Action Adventure
game by ZootFly for Xbox 360
. It is a send-up of over-the-top Eighties action movies.
The eponymous Marlow Briggs, a smokejumper
, starts the game by getting dead. He is executed on orders of Heng Long, a Corrupt Corporate Executive
who needs the services of Marlow's archaeologist girlfriend Eva Torres to translate some Mayan codices. Long's Dragon
, Ms. Carreras, uses a giant double-sided ceremonial scythe to make the kill... which comes back to haunt them all, as the scythe is ornamented by the titular Mask Of Death, home to the soul of King Tep. The Mask revives Briggs, and together They Fight Crime
, with the dual plans of: driving Long's out of King Tep's homeland; and: rescuing Eva.
Gameplay is basically God of War
, right down to play control, but with a slightly less absurd primary weapon and set in a modern era. Enemies have rocket launchers... But with properly-timed use of the Block button, you can tennis
the rockets right back at them. It's that kind of game.