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GF Rating
8.3

8574 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
4

Weak

Not knocking the mechanics, but...

posted by DirtHerder (TAMPA, FL) Nov 6, 2008

Member since Mar 2007

3 out of 24 gamers (12%) found this review helpful

I could never get over the settings. The arrogance of the writers to corrupt Any Rand's ideas by inserting some fictional goo that has instantly reduce such a place into a madmens' asylum. It's a bitter taste that has prevented me from plunging far into this game.

Just a side note on the two characters you've seen on the cover, where the mechanize creature is there to protect the child. Why does the writer demand you to destroy it in the first place? Is that child a slave to the whims of the monster? Are you there to 'free' her from it? System Shock was by far the better work by this group.

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GF Rating
3

Bad

What's all the hype about?

posted by MrSverdHed (LOWELL, MA) Oct 6, 2011

Member since Feb 2010

I wanted to like this game, it was visually stunning, after the longest download time in history!

The environment was hugely creepy which is what I was looking forward to... but that's the only good thing I could see with the game... the controls were clunky, I felt like I was walking in circles. Sadly, I lasted 30 minues for download time and 1 hour of actual game time before I became bored and put it back in it's envelope

Darn it and I really wanted to like it... rated a 3 because of environment.

Maybe I am too generous?

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GF Rating
3

Bad

Bioshock

posted by lpcrierie (DUNKIRK, MD) Jun 18, 2010

Top Reviewer

Member since Apr 2010

1 out of 4 gamers (25%) found this review helpful

I got excited to play this game when I got it in the mail.
It looked very fun and interesting, but guess what?
I was wrong.

Even though it has a very good story and concept behind all the bad stuff, I just couldn't get over how unfair the combat was, and how there was no penalty for dying except the fact that you have to walk back an extra minute away.
No blocking in combat? Couldn't get over that.

+ Very interesting concepts
+ Nice attention-gripping storyline
+ Cool effects and powers
+ Large variety of weapons/tools/powers
+ Gets a bit scary at times; makes a great horror game.

- Combat is obnoxiously lousy
- There is no 'block' button to defend yourself
- No penalty of death
- Gets very frustrating
- Extremely long installation process before you even play.

Overall Rating: 3/10

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