Has anyone ever mentioned "Gears of War rip-off"? Cuz it truly is, & it's a baad one at that.From the exact control scheme(Hold X/A to run[Same lowered camera angled too],O/B to melee,etc),to abnormally large knife-attached guns & character feet(idk why),GoW will no doubt come to mind.They even have that rare "Choose left or right path" option that GoW throws at you 4 times in the game.
But what GoW achieves,Inversion fails to do -- An interesting, creative story. Here's inversion: Earth invaded randomly by lutadores (which happen to look like GoWs enemy characters), cop seperated from daughter, cop goes to rescue daughter, daughter happens to be taken to enemy mothership, random robots appear out of nowhere & attack everyone, and blah blah. That's it. But ohh the REAL twister, is that when you somehow come to be in the enemies huge base, you take a magic shuttle to outer space. And guess what's out there? Our Earth [which is flat] in techy-created dome. (Keep in mind, this is set in the future)
It was so bad i didn't even know why anything happened. Seperate random events were just thrown in piece-by-piece with no significance to any 'main' story.
Another gameplay piece they threw in & butchered, was the "come-back boss". At least, thats what it seemed like. There's 1 extremely fat guy that you fight 4 or 5 times. Now, idk if it was just a copied appearance on a different boss, or the same one you 'killed' 3 times before. That's how confused you are. You have no idea what's going on, as they never give annotations to the actually story [like there is one].
The only decent aspect, was the gravitational factor. Shooting upside down enemies while you're on the side of a building is neat to experience, though it was nothing near amazing to be honest. The mobile gravity pack on your back seems fun as well, but it wasn't anything spectacular either. It's limited use, & all it does for you is makes enemies easy targets for you to hold r1 on.. over.. & over..
I recently had the oppurtunity, thanks to GameFly to play Inversion. As far as the reviews I had read before I played it, there was some truth and some just plain and simply a case of bad rap. The sound is messed up, you can,t make out whats being said sometimes by the good guys and the bad guys can,t be made out at all, just garble. But this is a good shooter game, I am not sorry I rented it And I have bought worse, and I did decide to buy it. Mass Effect to me is overrated, too much story and mining for elements not enough action. Thanks Billy
posted by djtacomeat84 (WILMINGTON, DE) Jul 20, 2012
Member since Feb 2012
I thing the concept of the game as a whole is pretty good but The Acting/Story line and controls are not up to par what so ever. Now however if Namco were to fine tune the all this aspects and give the characters more personality I think this game could really be something.
I must say I really enjoyed my self with the whole gravity aspect of this game very good engine and great fluidity. All in all it's one of those game you want to rent just pass the time with but not want to spend the money because then you really are gonna wanna toss your system out the window.