posted by FicticiousForce (VALLEY VILLAGE, CA) Oct 24, 2012
Member since Oct 2012
kind of spoilers?
When i first played it I sat down for maybe 8-10 hours playing and still there's 3 or 4 more hours left of real story. The blink mechanic is immensely organic and fresh to the genre. You could really fly through most terrain without killing any guards but its very satisfying to blink behind someone and smother them. It balances well by regenerating the smaller cost spells and not really letting you spam the heavy weight abilites. I rarely used the pistol or cross bow because the combat is coppable and really fluid. You can upgrade a lot of your weapons but they don't make that much of a difference. This game is very much similar to the core mechanics of hitman.
posted by TheHOOTINATOR (ELKMONT, AL) Oct 23, 2012
Member since Aug 2011
I just finished today and this is a great game. It was really good but I had a few problems with it. The story was on par, nothing impressive and not a stick in the mud either. Graphics were quite pretty with a bioshock feel to it. Free roaming was very good, almost anything you see can be grabbed and used to your traversal. The combat was varied with a choice of going in with a blade and gear or using your powers to make things a little more interesting or both. Stealth and berserk choices were very satisfying. These are the good things about this game. Now the bad. I wanted more. I felt like there should've been more gear that you could've bought or acquired. More armor choices that do different things and different weapons that are sorted for different tactics. I also had a hunger for more powers. Especially ones that could render enemies paralyzed or unconscious. I also wanted one that could give enemies the plague and turn them into disease spreading weepers. I had a horrible problem of falling in this game. The first person view makes getting around very cool but it can back fire like the many times I was standing on a narrow ledge and looking for something higher to blink to only just to accidentally step off my post and fall from a mortal height and land in a handful of enemies. There were some problems with loading and saving and there needs to be a restart checkpoint option. I can't remember how many times a guard would see me and the only way I could redo it was buy dying and that was irritating. It needed to be longer. The game has a high replay value but it only took me a good 7 hours to wrap it up and I found almost everything. The game also shows a favoritism with karmatic choices. It gave you more rewards for being good then silently killing everyone like I did in the game because he's an assassin not a police officer that chokeholds every person that wants to kill him. My game also got lag when there were more than 5 guys on screen. I want a sequel