REVIEW : KILL IT WITH FIRE: IGNITION(PC)
Yeah, spring has already hit in with its fresh scent of herbs and lawns, with microspores flying through the air (I’m not bothered by it), wasps bugging on the balcony, with bright and rainy days and usually a forecast that leaves you wondering if you are dressed too warm or too cold. It’s springtime! And you know what that signifies:
A character getting spooked by his dear eight-legged friends and even now the player is constantly in a state of panic as the last spider was bigger than the other one… and as hated it so much when it came down from the ceiling Mission Impossible-style and nearly landed on my hat before swatted it with a roundhouse kick on the wall and started burning down the Player’s flat again.
But all jokes aside, spiders are the really annoying and ever since having gone to that spider convention nearby, the fear of spiders has been brought to new levels. Luckily, it hasn’t found any of these critters in Winter… but now that it’s getting warm again, these spiders are crawling out of their holes again and the hero is just not good at all with them. the player is locked in a house filled with spiders. Squeaking spiders. These are spiders that screech as they tear ass across the room from one hiding place to another.
And essentially, that drives to today’s game which goes by the title of “Kill it with Fire” or in case of this demo “Kill it with Fire: Ignition”! A game that describes as a demolitionist’s wet dream that enables you to kill these ugly critters with a flamethrower, bombs, shurikens, a shotgun and essentially everything that is lying around in your house.
At the beginning of the game, you’ll spawn into your low-poly-house and are tasked with picking up your vase and opening a few drawers but little did you know that a spider was awaiting you in a spot nearby to spook you! Naturally, you follow it into the living room where you find the clipboard. Not only does this weapon smash spiders but it also shows you your different tasks.
From there on, you’ll essentially figure stuff out on your own. Some drawers require you to complete tasks from your clipboard to unlock new weapons. Some doors require a certain amount of spider kills to unlock more areas (with more weapons and more spiders) and eventually, you’ll end up causing more harm to your sweet home than to actual spiders.
The game constantly accompanies you with a piano track that reminds me of Untitled Goose Game in a lot of ways. When you’re close to spiders, however, you end up hearing a very dramatic and threatening track that reminds me quite a lot of the JAWS theme. Once you’ve killed monstrosity, you get to hear a nice little tune that further underlines the wonderful comedic nature of this game. Lovely!
The game also makes use of sounds to show you where the spiders are! They usually are hidden behind or underneath objects, so you’ve got find out about the general direction by either listening to the spiders’ sounds (which are utterly disgusting!) or by using the spider-tracker that you can also use to crush these ugly foes.
The art style is quite colourful and seems to convey the feelings of this being a nice and family-friendly game until you eventually see those disgusting spiders that are rather big and terrifying. When they survive your initial hit, they usually speed up and become even more terrifying, which results in quite a lot of moments where you will notice yourself jumping.
But what about flaws? Well, the fact that there’re spiders in the game should be considered a flaw in itself… but as you are exterminating these hideous lifeforms from Earth’s face in the most drastic and absurd ways, Of course, if you like spiders, then this game may not be for you… and if you hate spiders but you don’t want to get spooked by them, then you may not like this game either… but overall, You will enjoy this game.