Even with the promise of super-abilities, volunteering to undergo tests performed by mysterious organizations is the kind of thing that seems like it could go either way. Even if this FreeMedExperiments.eu turns out to be on the up and up, who knows what they will expect if the experiment is successful. That said, it's already too late for the mild-mannered and slightly-jerkish Melex Archer: he's signed his name on the dotted line and, with the influence of radioactive Thelemite, he's been given a ton of power and no particular sense of responsibility. Sure, he'll spring into action and brawl his way through waves of mutants, but it's sure as heck not because mission control is telling him to. No sir. In this fun little retro fighting game from Mikolaj Kaminski (Sos), the hero is as much a danger to the populace as the mutants.
Use the [WASD] or [arrow] keys to run around the landscape and climb up buildings. Attack with [X], jump with [Z], and, once charged up, launch a special attack with [C]. Smash mutants with combo attacks and grab power-ups to become more epic. Collect Thelemite from defeated enemies to purchase upgrades in the store. Mission control will give you directions to your next objective, as well as plenty of snark. Defeat all four bosses to save the city... well, save the city from everyone except you.
Inspired by (and almost a de-make of) Prototype, Thelemite is a neat mix of dark comedy and hyperactive attack-spamming. This is a game that will rise and fall on your skill at button-mashing. While the action is fluid and engaging, it is often quite difficult to tell what exactly is going on. Everything just moves so fast and explodes so quickly. Also, while the writing is clever, its abrasive tone wears thin as time goes on. There's only so many ways to insult a player-character after all. Still, Thelemite is worth playing, if only to try out the awesome combat. Besides, has smashing through an entire city ever not been fun?