There it was, sitting among apps for boosting productivity and planning a spring garden as I was browsing by. Nun Attack, the game, sporting an image of a gun-totin’ nun with a wicked grin. Really? Now free for the start of Holy Week?
I’m not much for video games. In fact, I haven’t played one since Space Invaders was popular on arcade machines in airports. I can’t compare Nun Attack with other games on the market for violence, language, or enjoyment. I am intrigued at the game’s description:
“In a world where Evil is taking over and prayers are no longer answered, there is only one type of divine intervention left, and it’s armed to death.”
While no one makes a game as a theological statement, it’s striking that God is only tangentially related to the divine intervention here — if at all. It’s really the nuns and their guns and superpowers (one for each of the four main characters) that are the main force.
There’s a little room left for a belief beyond worldly powers — although still within human control:
- 4 characters to mess with, each with a unique personality and super power
- 40 missions including multiple levels with 3 epic bossfights and a final, climatic face-off with the Fallen Nun
- Over 80 different guns to experiment
- A plethora of gun powers (stun, slow, DOT, AoE, Knockback, Fear, Charm)
- 7 different evil-whooping miracles to cast while playing
- A full shop to get things rocking!
I’ve never heard of “casting” a miracle before. Isn’t that usually an evil spell?
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