posted by barichristopher (JACKSONVILLE, FL) Jun 4, 2013
Member since Oct 2012
I like games that go outside the box. BD was one of those games.
I appreciate the time Sega took making this game. I was worried having played their RPG they released a few yrs back. The storyline is phenomenal and which i thought I had guessed the whole thing but it took twists I never saw coming. Loved this game and would tell fans of Mass effect to give it a shot.
Story: One rule is that robots cannot be made to be as sentient and life-like as humans. One corporation breaks this rule, making machines so human that the robots don’t even realize they aren’t human. These robots, known as Hollow Children, are a threat to mankind and it’s up to the Rust Crew to stop them. It is an interesting story, but not without its clichés of B action movies.
Graphics: Human models and levels are good. Nothing that will make your mouth water, but they get the job done. It shines when it comes to robots. Many have cool designs and multiple animations depending on what part of their body gets destroyed. One boss even gets a different animation each time its legs are destroyed. It gives a sense that these creatures can take a beating and you need to annihilate the entire body for them to be stopped.
Sound: Nothing stands out here. It does enough to keep you immersed. The voice acting delivers the right emotion for the situation, but the dialogue itself is a little cliché and something you will hear from a B action movie. This is not always bad as the dialogue does have spots of being entertaining with character interactions.
Gameplay: Combat is similar to the FPS norm with a few quirks. You can give your teammates certain commands in combat through a headset (or if you don’t have one by a button). How they follow your commands depend on their trust level with you. The more trust the better they will help in combat and follow orders.
Fun Factor: It is fun. Destroying robots with your teammates complementing you is enjoyable. Boss battles are cool and differ enough to not feel monotonous. Unfortunately once the game is over there isn’t much to go back for. Online modes are fun, but at this stage it's hard to find people.
Binary Domain suffers from being average. Nothing is wrong with the game, but it does do anything to stand out against other competition. Still it s a thrill to play and will probably be a cult hit.