If you're going to poke fun at everybody else, you'd better have your own game polished to a shine. Eat Lead could have been a better critique of the medium than any reviewer could ever write, but it's neither bad enough to be a savage commentary nor good enough to feel like a satisfying, stinging satire. Despite the industry's desperate need for exactly that, Matt Hazard isn't the hero OXM hoped he'd be - let alone the hero they wanted to pretend he always was.
* Great high concept and entertaining story.
* Suffers from the very problems it parodies.
* No save-anywhere option means frustrating repetition.
* Did you hear the one about the game with the wasted potential?