Movies and television have changed a great deal in the past decade or so, making the thin line between good and evil gradually diminish, or, in some cases, disappear altogether. That’s the case of Showtimes’ hit series “Dexter”, where a serial killer/vigilante becomes the beloved hero of a crime-riddled Miami.
Dexter Morgan is a killer of killers, and one capable of fatherly and brotherly love, but we still can’t say that we anticipated his booming popularity over the past six years. However, he is one of TV’s most loved characters, which is why we are ecstatic to welcome him into the Android gaming world as well.
Dexter the Game 2 will be unleashed upon us this fall and will hit Android, iOS and PC for yet to be announced prices. Details on the game are a bit hazy at this time, but we do have an official press release and a trailer to sketch a picture of what awaits us.
The game is developed by Ecko Code in close collaboration with Showtime and it has a few ingredients that will make it irresistible to the TV show’s fans, but not only to them.
First off, the plot. Fortunately, unlike the series, the game will only concentrate on Dexter, his investigation of killers and slimy guys of all sorts, and his unorthodox ways of dealing with them and bring them to justice. In other words, it’s all about finding the bad guy, putting him to sleep, then starting all over again with a fresh new a-hole. Simple, yet so cool!
The game’s producers also promise to have unlimited gameplay at your disposal, meaning that you’ll never end up with no killers to hunt down. That sounds just a bit too good to be true, but if it is, it’s super! Finally, what personally makes me want this game really, really bad is Michael C. Hall’s (aka Dexter Morgan)’s involvement in the project. It seems that he has been a “close collaborator” of the game’s developers from the starting point, and he will also voice his own character.
However, the trailer looks horrible, at least the parts with actual gameplay. To say that the graphics look outdated would be a huge understatement. The scene where Dexter is running (0:15 in the YouTube video) is particularly grueling and offers a very dark preview into what could be a very early ‘90s-looking arcade game (in the bad, bad sense of the word).
I don’t want to end this article on a very dark note, especially given the fact that I’m a huge fan of Dexter’s and his Dark Passenger, so fingers crossed for the developers to change something in the graphics by the time of the game’s release.
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could have been good.