GAMERS have praised a new X-Box game that fuses science fiction bullshit with Tolkien bullshit.
Unveiled at gaming exhibition E3, DragonSector X allows players to take on the role of space marine Gimli Redbeard as he explores a magical kingdom on a space station and shoots things with his laser axe.
Developer Stephen Malley said: By combining a medieval-style fantasy world and a first-person sci-fi shooter, DragonSector X is totally unlike anything gamers have ever seen before.
“In most games you expect either a derivative space marine story reminiscent of Aliens, or a derivative fantasy story reminiscent of Lord of the Rings. In DragonSector X youve got both types of hackneyed bullshit in one game, so you’re actually fighting cyborg elves and using gold coins to buy plasma grenades.
“Or you can grind your way through the levels by making magic potions to power your mech.
Gamer Tom Logan said: I really enjoyed playing Gimli. Hes not like your usual space marine because hes short, which is a level of characterisation you dont normally get in games.
I think my favourite bit was the level where you have to shoot about 300 space dragons using exactly the same technique every time, then take on the big boss, whos a genetically-modified combat hobbit.
I dont know how they managed to cram so many familiar ideas into one game!
Malley said his companys next challenge was to develop a massively multiplayer, role-playing version of Tetris.