posted by Legion13 (GREAT MEADOWS, NJ) Oct 22, 2008
Member since Dec 2004
I was a bit skeptical about this game until I watched the SciFi Channels 1st look. It was a great game overall, yet did get redundant like any other game, go here do this. The real hero of the game is the setting, and the environment. Overall this game took pages from the books of the Aliens Franchise, Event Horizon, The Thing, and most noteably Bioshock. Playing this game by itself was creepy enough, but throwing this on 5.1 Surround, with low lighting, made it better. The shadow play while walking, the distant sounds of metal bars dropping, sparks popping out of walls. And the lighting added a new atomsphere to a shooter, since Bioshock. I believe it was Chapter 8, you here Hush Little Baby playing thoughout the Complex added chills. This game was by far worth the rental, it deserves a sequel.
Ok, besides Silent Hill 1, there hasn't been a game that has really been "scary"...this game will have you paranoid with every step you make. If you have surround sound, you will be in for an even bigger treat. You will hear random screams, footsteps, cries for help, canisters and shelves falling, while trying to find your way in a pitch black room. It gives gamers a challenge without being impossible to progress...just incase, they're plenty of save spots, which I recommend you take advantage of...from the combat to the storyline, this game blew past my expectations!!!Don't rent it, buy it.