my number one issuse is that the "gameplay" is practically non-existent, 95% of the time it was a cut scene and no gameplay. that said everything else in the title was fantastic, especially the graphics and voice acting; however unless your a fan of the actors/actresses: DO NOT RENT. it's basically cut scenes the game.
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This game was not worthy of any prior anticipation, I finished the game in a little under eight hours. The gameplay was very boring and it felt too dragged out in its style. The story was pretty good but the gameplay and graphics really took away from the experience. Barely even considered a video game.
The first play through of this game I found it to be amazing.The graphics, the story no matter how confusing it was, the gameplay. It wowed me. But once I completed the game, I sat back and thought harder. This is a great game and would have been better if the events told per chapter would have been played in order of happening. This made me feel less connected to the protagonist, Jodie. For instance,(SPOILERS) one chapter Jodie is in the lab doing test with Nathan and Ryan comes in and demands Nathan give her over to the CIA, she pretty much declares she does not like Ryan and the next chapter, which is years later, shes falling for him. One chapter you play as Jodie when she was a child, the next chapter shes this bad butt heading into battle. It jumps back and forth between different points in her life over a span of fifteen years. This alone is enough to detach yourself from becoming emotionally involved in a character. If the events had been told in order leading to the Black Sun chapter(the final chapter of the game), if we the player had been allowed to become attached to Jodie and Aiden and the people surrounding them, then this would have been a 10 rating easy, but the simple fact that this had not been the case, makes a second playthrough a no go. I will recommend this, I enjoyed the first playthrough. Maybe others will enjoy the year jumping.