This game provides you with a third person style shooter that is ultimately a cooperative effort to rid the area of an absurd amount of bad guys with a variety of weaponry. The game itself is graphic in a very cartoon way, think Kill Bill meets Toy Soldiers and you have yourself an image. Aside from the fountain of red, though, Foreign Legion: Multi Massacre is available for download on the Steam platform for a relatively gentle price of just £5.
Predominantly an on-line game, it is an easy task getting yourself set up and ready to play with either your friends, or a bunch of random players over the internet, anywhere in the world. Once the game is set up you hit the arena and start earning money from killing the enemy. Call it sadistic if you will, but most games these days reward you for ending other's lives.
I refer to the map as an arena because you will defend a built up area and your targets will run towards you to try and take the objective, or just kill you in general. If you imagine Russell Crowe was trying to defend a small building from an inconceivable amount of enemies being released from numerous gates inside an amphitheatre, you would establish a mental image of the carnage that ensues. For this reason you are quite 'boxed in', and the game instantly becomes more of an indie hit than anything more. Don't get me wrong, however, as this is achieved in a unique perfectionist minimalism that complements the game in a spectacular fashion.
The hectic run and gun nature of the game is ideal to keep you entertained for a long time. Combine that with the ability to purchase new weapons and you have yourself a recipe that many people look for. Sprinkle that with some fleshy head-shots and quite a bit of cartoon blood and suddenly it becomes on par with a triple chocolate brownie, covered in caramel and whipped cream. Sickly, but oh so good.
Don't expect amazing graphics or an epic story line when purchasing this game. It might not entertain you for over 100 hours of gameplay, let alone keep you occupied for the entire all night gaming session that you plan on pulling next weekend with your mates. Do expect plenty of carnage and quite a few laughs.
Once you get over the fact that you are sat in a small area, firing off a seemingly endless supply of ammo at a bunch of bobble-head resembling enemies and seeing bits fly everywhere, it becomes a great game. The developers have obviously played on what shooter fans look for and made it as light hearted as possible whilst still holding on to the hectic, objective based gameplay many of us know and love.