After spying its release on our app this morning, Eli and I jumped into Total Recall. In brief, Total Recall [99¢] is a rail shooter that has you, as some guy, shooting other guys for some reason that we can’t puzzle out, even though there’s story bits before every level. On the technical front it operates just fine, but it’s just not a very engaging game. It has some questionable level design, as well as some pretty weak AI and scenario design.
Perhaps more questionable is its IAP functionality. The game has two currencies, one of which you can’t earn by playing the game. In order to buy the guns that it suggests you use during levels, you need to use this unobtainable currency. It comes off as kind of weak, considering you have to pay for this game straight-up.
So, right, Total Recall. It’s a video game. We played it, and welcome you to watch us play it right below: