I was excited when I first saw this game at E3 2-3 years ago and could not wait to get my hands on it. Did it live up to my expectations? NO!
Everybody has been saying that this is just another borderlands clone but I would say it's borderlands/Fallout. The quest system is like borderlands and the picking up, creating items is like fallout. Normally that would be a good thing IMO but you are very limited on the amount of guns that you can use and most of the items you pick up are mainly just to sell. Yes you pick up some items that let you create turrets, lock grinders or RC Cars that blow up but that's it. My main complaint with this game is the boring story. The game starts off really slow but does pick up at the end but I almost stopped playing it because I was sooooo bored.
ID was so close to making a really good new IP but they failed in so many ways. This game is worth a rent but I could not tell anybody to buy this game.
posted by GSVader (MERCHANTVILLE, NJ) Oct 12, 2011
Member since May 2007
The game starts out so fresh and boasts amazing graphics, but quickly sinks into a mashup of repetitive combat, driving, and "engineering". Also, the fact that it's a 3-disc game made me think it would have tons of shelf-life to offer...nope! Disc 3 is devoted entirely to multi-player, which if you're a Twisted Metal fan, have at it. Otherwise, it's pretty boring.
The entire game, with a majority of the quests and sub-quests being completed can be done in about 10-12 hours. It's like combining Borderlands with better graphics, with notes of Quake and Fallout beta testing.
Enemies take entirely too many bullets to kill, and the combat is not varied enough. Missions consist of "go here, get this, bring it back" or "drive here, shoot bandits, collect cash". For 6 years in development, I expected more. Meh.
posted by Lazerwolf (BAKERSFIELD, CA) Oct 11, 2011
Member since Oct 2011
This game is alright, reminds me a lot of Fallout 3 or New Vegas. You get to upgrade your buggy that you roam around the maps with, the races are alright but seemed to get repetative. The shooting parts were good its good for a weekend game.