This game was a major disappointment; I had hoped that despite the mediocre Critic Reviews I had read that this game would pull through and still be fun. And to a degree, it was somewhat fun. However, the main reason the game is fun is simply because of the premise; you unload huge clips of ammunition at big monsters that 'splode. However, if there were any other good monster-killing shooters on the market at the moment, I doubt I would have even found this small nugget of entertainment in the game, as it was mostly supplied by the premise being a break from good old Call of Duty and Halo and variants.
The graphics are good. However, compared to other recent games such as God of War 3, and even Modern Warfare 2 in my opinion, the graphics really aren't THAT amazing. The guns for instance look more or less like large gray blocks with a few black lines.
This brings me to another point: the weapons. As stated, they look fairly bad... Not detailed, and unimaginative. The "Machine Gun" (weapons don't have names, they're just "Machine Gun" "Shotgun" etc.) looks like a FAMAS that had a rather large mishap in production, and the other guns aren't much better. They can be satisfying to shoot, especially the shotgun as it makes a great BOOM sound effect.
The sound effects are good, but unfortunately the music is... lackluster. I could barely hear it generally, there sometimes wasn't any, and what was there wasn't that great. Furthermore, the voice acting is terrible.
It felt like a bad JRPG turned shooter, what with the over-the-top emotions of the characters and incredibly cliche story, character "emotes" (hopping around waving your gun) not withstanding.
The online is fairly disappointing too, as you generally get put in a lobby with people from the U.S. and Japan. So, the connections between the Japanese and Americans usually sucks, and eveyone from the opposite country lags and warps around.
Graphics 6/10 Sound 3/10 Story 0/10 Gameplay 6/10 Overall 4/10