"Ahhh Painkiller. That trusty old friend that you can always rely on to buy you a beer and make sure you have a good night out. He won’t spring for spirits, and if a bar plays the music too loud he’ll refuse to enter, but he’ll stand by you and make sure you at least enjoy yourself. Have I laboured that metaphor enough? I think so. I’m trying to get across that Painkiller: Hell & Damnation is brilliant in its own way but it doesn’t excel anything. Hopefully that came across through my attempt of making that meta comparison."