With Cliffy B at the helm I fully expected this to be a Gears knockoff. It's not. While there are alot of similarities to Gears, I think that could be because of the use of the Unreal engine. It's also kind cool to hear some familiar voices from Gears too. This game is a simple, on rails shooter. While there is nothing groundbreaking in the level design, the ways to massacre enemies makes that a non issue. Kick and shoot, slide and shoot, use the weapons secondary fire. There are so many ways to kill the enemy it makes every firefight fresh. The leash, for all intents and purposes, is the star of the game. It brings a totally new dimension to what could otherwise be a standard run of the mill shooter.
This game looks good, plays great, and the controls are tight. I wish it had a cover mechanic, but it's not really needed. The voice acting is above par and the sarcastic wit had me laughing out loud sometimes. I just wish there wasn't so much hardcore profanity. Kinda took something away for me. I'm an ex Marine, so by no means am I a prude. But sometimes it is way too much. Please tone it down for the sequel guys.
Otherwise this is a fun shooter. I know many people are going to complain about not being able to play online cause they don't get the code with the rental. If ya wanna play online pony up the cash.
I recommend it, especially for a rental. Lots of fun
This game f###ing rocks. I have played it at least 3 times through and still have not gotten bored of it. Each time i play i find cool new skillshots to make and constantly find new hazards. And if you don't like the game because of the point system, its not the game, you just suck. I gave this game a 10 because even my dad, who hates Microsoft, loves this game. It's fun, original, and interactive. I hope they make a second one or it will be my boot in there faces. Ha just kidding, but really they need to make a second one.
I have only played about half the campaign at the moment but it is enjoyable, as simple as that. It doesn't try to be something it's not. Its a gritty in your face type of shooter. It plays to the potty humor but it knows that it does that and it seems to be the point. Its nice to have a shooter that isn't about secret operatives on a special military mission. The alternative take to upgrading weapons via points that you earn from different types of kills is a great idea because it breaks up the monotonous nature of an ordinary shooter. Definitely worth a rent. (I wanted to rate the game a 7 but I was unable to change my rating for whatever reason.)