While the core of the original game’s on-foot combat, psycic abilities and UFO combat all remain intact, Black Forest has added synergies between weapons and psychic powers meaning, for instance, you can throw a grenade and then propel it with telekinesis to fire it more like a rocket. Crypto’s flying saucer can now also shoot its death ray directly downwards, Independence Day-style, to indulge the UFO fantasy better.Controls were also a major focus for Black Forest Games, implementing fixes from the Destroy All Humans sequels and adding them to the first game – as well as adding a lock-on system, a new dash move, and the Skate ability, which lets you fly through the world at high speed.
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