I played the game on Hard mode all the way. Did all the sidemissions and got 90% of all blastshards. Played the game one time being completely good, and the other being completely evil.
Positives:The game's story is really good. The way the story advances seems to fit pretty perfectly. If you pay attention to the story as it progresses, the things that drive the game forward begin to make more sense, and you begin to understand how every character behaves and what motives them to do what they do.
Negatives: The whole going from one island to another only after doing certain missions does seem pretty linear, but its carried out pretty well. Certain side missions make no sense as to why it would increase your territory and prevent enemies from appearing there. Also the fact that anyone would ask you for help if you are evil doesn't make sense.
Positive: Its very similar to Uncharted except you feel like you are Super Drake. As the game progresses you get more and more powers. Every time you get a power it just makes sense and you begin using it from that point on. Almost every power I unlocked was something that I was actually desiring to have. Pretty good variety in missions, even the side missions.
Negatives: Some of the powers can not be upgraded which is a shame because its usually the best ones. Some of the side missions are annoying. Sometimes you want to get a blastshard on the side of a building by falling into it, but since you can't prevent your self from grabbing on to the side of the building, you basically have to keep falling and climbing up the side of the building until you grab that blastshard instead of a window.
This is a six to ten hour game if you try to rush through it, but if you plan on taking your time and doing the side missions you can add another six to twelves hours onto that. This is a great PS3 exclusive. Play it!
Good: - Game play is great and addictive. - Controls are intuitive and making your guy do what you want is easy. - A lot of freedom in how to combat enemies. - Your character's movements are smooth and moving around the city is awesome looking. - Story line and character development is good. - You can interact with your environment a lot. Cars/trashcans/boxes can generally be pushed/destroyed. People react to you as you walk by.
Average: - Graphics are great for parts of the game, and not so great for others. - Replay value is good because you can switch to the other end of the karma spectrum. I didn't make it all they way through the game a second time though. The story line is very very similar between the good and evil paths.
Bad: Can't think of any. :)
Other: I gave it 10/10 because its the best game I've played for PS3 so far.
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"there's nothin' like a fistful of lightin'" as Atlas said in Bioshock. What can be said about this game that hasn't already. The story is emotional and you become attached to the characters and actually fear rof their safety. The setting of a city that has fallen into chaos after an explosion is really well executed. People still are waliking around looking for food and such, but there are dead and dying people everywhere and gang warfare and lack of electricity has left the city divided (litteraly) into sections. That's where Cole comes in, electrocuting, exploding and crushing his way through waves of baddies. The controls let you do basicly anything you can imagine like climbling/ jumping off buildings, grinding powerlines and train tracks, gliding from rooftop to rooftop all the while hurling lightning grenades and sniping anybody who gets in your way.
Only a few minor gripes. yes it does have the ocassional pop-in (there are so many buildings and details it's impossible not to. Sometimes you stick to things when you're trying to get away from guys firing rockets at you or trying to get the blast shard right below you. Aside from that one of the best games to hit the PS3. File under GTA/City of Heroes/Fable catergory