Critic & User Reviews
Definitely underrated. This is a decent shooter.
posted by jgarbuz (FAR ROCKAWAY, NY) Aug 6, 2012
Member since Jun 2005
9 out of 9 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
This particular shooter has this gravity gimmick which is not brand new, but works fairly well. Definitely worth renting.
INVERSION -- IT ROCKS!
posted by bigjim (ORANGE, CA) Jul 22, 2012
Member since Sep 2011
8 out of 8 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Try it for 2 hours
posted by RabPenguin (BEVERLY HILLS, CA) Oct 1, 2012
Member since May 2010
5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful
Rent this game! Ignore the negative reviews
posted by papd15 (BRIDGEWATER, NJ) Jul 25, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
6 out of 7 gamers (86%) found this review helpful
posted by Dcaf (BUTLER, NJ) Jun 16, 2012
Member since Jul 2011
12 out of 16 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Excellent, very unique and creative gameplay, ragdoll physics with the ability to toy around with enemies, throwing explosives at them, throwing them into explosives, shooting out the support for a tower they are on and watching them fall 200 feet to there death. Collapsing bridges they are standing on, making heavy objects suspended in the air fall on enemies. Throwing them thousands of feet away, into lava, off buildings, or straight into a wall watching there body parts go flying. And finally, head popping, the thing we loved so much about Gears. These are just some of the things i loved about this game. (not to mention the great story line, with the mind=blown ending)
The only thing I didn't like, was that it was too short! took me only 2 days to finish on normal difficulty. But, i guess this is a good thing for all the gameflyers out there worried about wasting there rent on this game. finish it in a few days, send it back, and get a new game. I cant get enough of Inversion, and i really think alot of people out there will love it too if they give it a chance.
You people be crazy!
posted by slavens (SEATTLE, WA) Aug 6, 2012
Member since Jun 2011
3 out of 4 gamers (75%) found this review helpful
Where is everyone? Day 3
posted by TheYellowBus (TEMPE, AZ) Jun 7, 2012
Member since Apr 2011
8 out of 13 gamers (62%) found this review helpful
Here are some pros and cons:
- Story and gameplay similar to GOW which engages the player although shorter (7-10 hours)
- Co-op very much like Army of Two
- Multiplayer is still very weapon based even with gravity variable added to shooter
- Multiplayer is a ghost town...this game just came out and the hour I played (or waited to play) sumed up 3 games where one involved a kid rage quitting 9 minutes into a 10 minute 1v1 match (suppose to be 8 player FFA) which resulted in a draw--and a team deathmatch where I was spawn killed repeatedly with a sniper or rocket launcher 15 times as all my teammates raged quit early...The next round I got the upper hand and everyone raged quit eluding to yet another draw-one game I did finish where I won a stunning 4 kills to his 3 kills--mind you this was a FFA search gone 1v1. The best part is the draws don't count your K:D. How is this logical?
- The campaign (at least on moderate) did not have situational ways to learn EVERY control/action...but did introduce the important ones when needed
Overall this game has been a blast in campaign but the multiplayer is frustrating on multiple levels. I suggest renting this and if the popularity does not heighten then this will be yet another FPS twist bust and you can return it for another game until Fall and Winter blockbuster sequels hit GameFly.
posted by godlike (BATTLE CREEK, MI) Jun 8, 2012
Member since Nov 2005
9 out of 16 gamers (56%) found this review helpful
I hoped for better
posted by mustanglover (SANTA ANA, CA) Jul 13, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
2 out of 4 gamers (50%) found this review helpful
A poor clone of another game
posted by HippyVock (SEATTLE, WA) Jun 7, 2012
Member since May 2006
7 out of 19 gamers (37%) found this review helpful
I was not.
-The guns are unbalanced from damage, to ammo, to aim, and to how some will cancel out your gravity ability when aiming and others will not
-The camera has no idea where you want to aim and guesses poorly
-At times the game has so many ques going - sound, visual, particle effects - that "slow-mo" occurs. Terrible.
But really, EVERY part of this was gears of war without any of the polish. Even the character models were interchangeable with the locust and cogs down to each and every generic soldier type they had from wretches to RAAM. I cannot express in polite terms how much of a rip off this seemed and I don't play much gears - I'm just familiar with the Unreal engine and its various quirks and qualities and this game did everything gears did with the exception of adding the bulletstorm gravity gimmick.
Notice how little I wrote about the gravity gimmick so far? It barely works. The game chooses for you where your grav shot will go, what it will grab and what it won't, and more often then not just ends up exploding in front of you because some part of it clipped an invisible wall and messed the whole thing up. Trying to use it in a firefight leaves you exposed and you die entirely too quick to stay out of cover that long.
Plain and simple, this game was not any fun, there is NO ONE playing multiplayer and afterwards, I dusted off Gears 3 which I haven't touched since January and was reminded of how well the Unreal engine can work. That was a lot of fun. Inversion just felt...unclean.
Fun that is what we want
posted by papapico (SAN DIEGO, CA) Jun 7, 2012
Member since Jul 2010
5 out of 14 gamers (36%) found this review helpful
ok FPS..could have been so much better!
posted by gategoer74 (CORVALLIS, OR) Aug 24, 2012
Member since Mar 2009
2 out of 6 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Meh... i guess
posted by Easydoesi (NORTH HOLLYWOOD, CA) Jul 24, 2012
Member since Jan 2010
1 out of 3 gamers (33%) found this review helpful
Terrible Gears Clone
posted by BuellGator (High Springs, FL) Jun 12, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
3 out of 10 gamers (30%) found this review helpful
posted by SlipKnot34 (LANCASTER, TX) Jun 8, 2012
Member since Jun 2008
4 out of 14 gamers (29%) found this review helpful
posted by earlschwag (SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, CA) Jun 26, 2012
Member since Nov 2006
2 out of 7 gamers (29%) found this review helpful
This Game Stinks
posted by mars188 (BRISTOW, OK) Jun 9, 2012
Member since Dec 2003
3 out of 11 gamers (27%) found this review helpful
posted by Wallynater (SEMINOLE, FL) Jul 24, 2012
Member since Jul 2012
1 out of 8 gamers (12%) found this review helpful
the bosses are hard
posted by shadows68 (ALTOONA, PA) Jun 10, 2012
Member since Dec 2009
1 out of 9 gamers (11%) found this review helpful
Worst Knockoff Gears EVER!
posted by GCP (MEMPHIS, TN) Jun 7, 2012
Member since Jun 2012
1 out of 13 gamers (8%) found this review helpful
At Least a Decent Game
posted by Itzz_HK (CHRISTIANSBURG, VA) Mar 31, 2013
Member since Apr 2011
This game does have some flaws that turn it off for me: Repetitive, uninspired boss fights; problems with hit detection at some points; thin, underdeveloped story; poor voice acting (I can't stress this enough).
However, I think this title is getting a little less credit than it should. It really is a half decent game, and is certainly worth a rental, at least (especially since nobody is playing the multiplayer). Try the game.
So very, very badly written.
posted by gnohms (ROSEDALE, MD) Mar 25, 2013
Member since Feb 2007
Actually really liked it
posted by rhythmguitarhv (SPRING BRANCH, TX) Mar 3, 2013
Member since Nov 2011
Inversion: The Game That Never Loads
posted by Phattiger (APACHE JUNCTION, AZ) Feb 26, 2013
Member since Jul 2005
more of the same old
posted by gwf (PALESTINE, TX) Feb 24, 2013
Member since Feb 2013