Hellboy: Dogs of the Night (known as Hellboy: Asylum Seeker on the PS1) is an action game developed by Cryo Studios North America and published by Cryo Interactive in 2000 for the PC exclusively in Europe.
After Cryo's bankruptcy, their american publisher at the time, DreamCatcher Interactive completed the PlayStation version with Hoplite Research and published it in 2004 as Hellboy: Asylum Seeker to tie in with the Hellboy movie. It is based on the Hellboy comic book series from Dark Horse.
Why it Sucks
- Awful graphics, with everything consisting of blocky polygons and flat textures. The PS1 version looks much worse especially for an extremely late release on the console.
- Why port it to PS1 when they could have done much better ports for the PS2, GameCube, Xbox which were more than capable of handling the PC version!
- Awful collision detection, with your character often walking through solid objects. It is also difficult to walk down stairs.
- Bad controls.
- Bad, repetitive music and sound effects.
- Ridiculous script.
- Hellboy must manually open locked doors using a key, when he should be strong enough to smash them open with his right arm which has the Right Hand of Doom attached.
- Speaking of the Right Hand of Doom, his attacks are so weak to the point that even when using the Right Hand of Doom it takes minutes to defeat enemies, even the first enemies take minutes to defeat. He couldn't be more out of character than this.
The PC version has an 11.50% rating on GameRankings.