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If you like FPS games, you HAVE to play this one. If you are not an FPS fan, try it anyway. Video games these days have become like movies, just more interactive. This is one storyline that I can honestly say I have not encountered before. It does not feel like a rip off of another game, and many of the mechanics are very unique.
I found the controls to be very smooth. It almost seems as though they are going to predict your moves sometimes, and there is hardly any lag. Also, the button configuration is very comprehensive and seems like anyone can jump in and be able to maneuver well, even if there was no forced tutorial.
The graphics were fantastic, very smooth and well textured. Although I got some bugs with light and lighting effects, it may no longer be an issue. I was several updates behind on my system, as I only recently got proper access to the internet (geographic issue). Even with these bugs, however, it did not detract from the game.
The sound was also phenomenal. I do not have a surround sound system, just decent speakers on my TV, and the audio cues indicating direction of an enemy were spot on (guns cocking, footsteps, dialog, etc.). The audio effects were also great, very realistic sounding.
But the thing that really knocked me on my butt was the concept and story of the game. Without dropping spoilers, all I can say is that the story will take you for a ride. It zigs when you expect it to zag. My one complaint is about the final cut scene prior to the credits. But, it makes for a good story and possibly opens up for a sequel.