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GF Rating
8.3

32105 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

GREAT GAME

posted by desmoines (VILLAGE OF NAGOG WOODS, MA) Nov 28, 2007

Member since Nov 2007

first of all i would like to start out by saying this is is a great game. this game could transform the gaming world as we know it. but there is a lot of bugs you could get stuck in place where u just cant move i had to quit the game and the vehicle isnt that fun youre just driving ourond and shooting monsters that wont die. but the dioaloge is amazing my favorite part. well if they could work out the bugs and make the vehichles more fun this game could have been a 10. overal i rate this game

8.9

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GF Rating
10

Perfect

B-E-utiful

posted by vulshra (DUBLIN, OH) Nov 28, 2007

Member since Aug 2007

wow. this game got me at the beginning and is still holding on. I cannot believe the incredible character models also top of the line story and graphics. possibly best story ever told. Can't wait to stop writing this review and play it some more

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Mixed feelings

posted by KingSpec (BROOMFIELD, CO) Nov 28, 2007

Member since Jun 2007

It has been suggested here that if you don't like this game then you don't like RPGs and I must politely disagree. There are many RPGs that tell the story without over doing the cinema - Oblivion being one.

The graphics are some of the best out there and the cut scenes are glorious, but this game crosses over and seems more like a movie than a game and frankly I can rent an HD DVD if I feel like watching a movie on my television (even if it is less interactive). The cut scenes are too long and appear with too much frequency so the story runs like a "Choose Your Adventure" E-Book where you pick your response (which drives your path in the story), but then just leaves you watching.

There are other problems that maybe are just my own pet peeves, for instance I don't like games where the boundaries are so obvious that it makes it hard to embrace. True, all games have their boundaries, but here every time you walk to the edge of a cliff, you're left walking in place and thus you feel separated from your character rather than playing vicariously through him. Truth is, let me fall if I mess up.

I believe they're really close to a GREAT game here and if they listen closely to those that have the same issues I do - the sequel can be just that.

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