posted by JohnnyCantsleep (ROSEBORO, NC) Jul 6, 2013
Member since Jul 2013
The hype before the release made me keep an eye on this game, but as time passed, I read more and more about fumbled expectations and word of mouth reviews saying not to waste the cash, while some reviews were right, all I can say is, I enjoyed it, its not really much of a gamble. I played through and replayed again and again, why? the story may stay the same, but it does its job, it entertains and keeps me focused and immersed into something when I need to step away a gaggle of prepubescent teenagers raging and mouthing off on XBOX Live when I'm trying to enjoy a good match with friends.
Playing through the Solo Campaign offline is a nice break, the AI is pretty challenging as you increase the difficulty settings in game and they offer a nice way to hone skills and develop "on the fly" strategies for other games and sessions, so even if you don't end up a fan of the game, you'll have a trainer on your shelf, if you ever start feeling a bit rusty :)
The whole set up can be a bit confusing, switching through bumper menus, deciding objectives and setting up custom matches. The upside to the confusion, plenty of customization areas, from weapons to appearance. The replay is quite decent, provoking you to replay missions and challenges to raise EXP and unlock more options. The weapon choices are varied, some weapons feeling completely under powered and frustrating to have in a firefight, especially when things get hectic, while other weapons apply damage with a serious kick.
The recharge rate for grenade and other throwaways takes a little getting used to, but, the ability assigned to each class, like being able to replenish your ammo ( Soldier Class ) with the press of a button makes up for that .
This game sort of fell short of the finish line. In a world of easy gameplay but hard missions. The game mostly does not allow multiplayer so basically the missions all depend on you. The only real good part of the game is that you are allowed to customize your characters armor and weapons plus the design of your character. I think this game deserves a good 5 out of 10.