There was a lot of excitement surrounding the release of the game called “Extinction” created by the studio called Iron Galaxy. They released a trailer that was very beautiful to look at. In fact, it seemed more like a movie than it did a game. Unfortunately, the actual game does not even come close to living up to the promise displayed in the trailer. The game is a letdown because it does not have the quality story that many gamers demand from their fighting games. The days of simply being able to make a game where characters hack each other to bits are long gone. The video game fans of today have a much higher standard that this game simply does not reach.
This is not to say that there is nothing to like about what “Extinction” has to offer. That is not the case. There are some boss characters that are quite compelling. Their weapons and methods of attack will keep players off balance and give them a good challenge. On that basis, the game is good. However, the story is where the game loses its way. That is to say that there is no real discernible story. It is pretty much just moving your character from one battle ground to another. This is very disappointing because the trailer led people to believe that there was going to be so much more to the game.
“Extinction” is available for the Xbox One, PS4 and personal computers. People who like basic fighting games that are very thin where the story is concerned might get a kick out of this game. As mentioned earlier, it is not without its merits. However, the quality of games has gone up quite a bit over the past 10 years. The vast majority of people who are fans of fighting games will most likely think this game was produced in 2005. It seems like a bad relic of the past.