This was a game made by The Farm 51, a team that included many of the original developers of Painkiller. It wasn’t a big seller or ground breaking. However, it was huge fun to play. It is the only FPS I’ve ever played that made melee not only viable but a key part of the game play. The Shovel was one of my favourite weapons :D
I enjoyed it so much that a Painkiller friend of mine, BloodBuster, and I put together a web site covering all the stuff that wasn’t available on the Net. This included all the secret areas. Blood & I sought them out together but Blood made the vids. I enjoyed the Challenge Rooms which were played alongside the main plot. So, I did some Challenge Room vids and also some “novelty” vids. That web site ran its course and we took it off-line. Here’s a selection of some of my contributions.
Serious Uncle Sam - The final Challenge Room. Kill 500 enemies in 15 minutes :o I was doing well until some Vampire Beasts appear. So, I had to find a way to avoid them.
Missing the Train - At one point, you’re supposed to get into one of the Vampire Trains and take a ride - until it’s attacked and crashes. What if you don’t bother to ride?
Meeting Tolkien - You can have a chat with J R R Tolkien, author of “Lord of the Rings” and a WWI veteran, but you can miss him.
A Very Dodgy Combo - NVN names all it’s special attacks. This one cracked me up :D
All our original secrets videos have been archived here
Even though it wasn’t a massively popular game, a prequel was released - NecroVisioN: Lost Company.
This time you play the German scientist who was the original bearer of the ShadowHand. It was bit buggy but the main problems were fixed by a patch eventually. However, it still had the great NVN gameplay that I so enjoy. A couple of vids came out of my playthroughs.
Tough but Stupid - At one point you meet this incredibly resilient demon who has more health points than sense :)
Platform - Finally, I made this for a friend who didn’t quite “get” the game. This vid is all I find fun and exciting about both the NVN games. Just you, the ShadowHand and NecroVisioN!