posted by GoodAdvise (WHEAT RIDGE, CO) May 17, 2012
Member since Jun 2007
gamers (60%) found this review helpful
I've only played the story to chapter 6 and i can tell ya that it's an OK game but not a 10. Seems like there's 10 min of cut scenes for every 15 min of gameplay. Wash/Rinse/Repeat
So i'm on chapter 6 and so far it's been a Linear affair. Point A to Point B. Which isin't bad,but would be alot better if it were an open-world game like GTA or RDR. The "Bullet Time" got old to me pretty quick. I don't really use it cause you don't have to if ya don't want to. What makes Bullet Time awkward is the controller layouts. No option to custom configure the controller layout. Ya gotta pick one of the preset configurations.
The cover system is clunky at best. Ya get stuck alot when trying to run around in the limited enviornment.
The constant loading while long cut scenes play that you can't skip till it's done loading which is almost the end of the cut scene anyway. Nicely done cut scenes i can say, but i'm in it for the gameplay. If i wanna see a movie i'll rent a movie. I like my games to be focused on gameplay not cut scenes that i can't skip.
When it comes to gameplay,it has it's moments of fun,but it's like a really long,3rd person COD campaign. With a bad controller layout. Just seems like your doing the same thing over and over again in different enviornments. Get from point A to Point B without dying,finding stuff along the way like gun parts,painkillers,get killed and ya start over from the last checkpoint. They mix it up like COD too. Shooting from a helicopter in one mission,sniping from somewhere in another,ect.
Other than those things it's a nice looking,fun at times,game but that's about it. These 10 ratings,TO ME,,aren't justified. RDR and GTAIV are closer to 10's than this game.. I think it's a 8 tops. I give a 7 (good game).
Starhawk is a better 3rd person shooter than this game. Uncharted 3 is also a better 3rd person shooter as well.
Lasting Appeal: 8/10
The most memorable things about this game are its "bullet time" mechanic, and its story. The bullet time is a bit gimmickey, but that doesn't mean it's not fun. When playing on hard mode it is absolutely essential. In that way it almost becomes a strategic game. Overall it is a mediocre attempt which almost accidentatlly becomes fun. The story is also decent. The way it is told (noire style) with blurry cutscenes and constant frame splits can be annoying, but if you get used to them you may like what they're trying to say.
Definetly worth a rental at least. I personally would not buy it.
Overall: An average but redeeming game worth 10-12 hours of your time. 8/10
posted by skennedy25 (PORT SAINT LUCIE, FL) May 18, 2012
Member since Jul 2004
gamers (54%) found this review helpful
The graphics are ok, not great.. The cutscenes are where the good graphics are, not the game play. The load times are horrible and I dislike that you can't skip the cutscenes.. I also disslike the fact that they give you collectables and gun pieces to look for, but the minute you wander around looking for them, you get a level failed and have to retry. Maybe it was just certain parts of the missions, but it started pissing me off.