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GF Rating
3.8

444 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
5

Fair

Only Fun for A While

posted by DangerGuy (HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA) Mar 25, 2011

Member since Aug 2010

10 out of 10 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Mindjack is not .. a really TERRIBLE game in my opinion .. it's just not a very -good- game. Mindjack's unique play mechanic (hijacking the motor functions of random citizens or almost defeated enemies to make them fight for you) is entertaining and liberating. I think the last time I saw that was the Yuri Clone units in Red Alert 2. But there are moments when that makes winning way too easy - even on the hardest difficulty.

The environments in the game and the character models look like they were stolen from the Metal Gear Solid universe. That can be forgiven to a point, which is why I gave this game a 5. But if you are picky about things like that then it could bother you. The music also sounds like it came straight out of Metal Gear Solid 2.

Character development is non-existent in this story. The forgettable protagonists are as shallow as it gets. The main character's emotional baggage is watered down to the occasional blurry flash-back sequence and the female sidekick is nothing but a sharp-tongued wingman to fight along side you. Square Enix makes no attempt to try to tell us anything about this science fiction world of the future, other than the fact that this nebulous and unexplained mindjacking technology exists. How or why? Your guess is as good as mine. This leaves our boring characters to run around and shoot people in a world that is nothing more than science fiction wallpaper.

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GF Rating
5

Fair

Mindjack

posted by EZGamer (RUTHERFORDTON, NC) Feb 27, 2011

Member since Feb 2011

3 out of 3 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

For a stand alone third person shooter from Square Enix, I wasn't sure what to expect, and in all honesty...I'm glad I didn't get my hopes up. The gameplay is solid and somewhat addicting. However, the slight screen flicker, chinky dialogue, and lack of story details tends to take away from the gameplay experience. In addition, enabling multliplayer hack-ins for the campaign is slightly more difficult than neccesary, even with TWO friendly human players and ONE enemy human player. It's not all bad though, and with the various multiplayer options and fun "duck and cover" gameplay, the game offers enough to at least try it. While (and I apologise for this) I can't say too many good things about Mindjack, I CAN definitely recommend it...once it gets a $20-$30 price tag.

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GF Rating
1

Horrible

Horrible timing and guys jumping off screen

posted by azmiami9460 (CHANDLER, AZ) Aug 21, 2012

Member since Aug 2012

2 out of 2 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Its been a very long time since ive had a game where a guy somehow is inside a wall, still hits me with shots, and I can't hit him back or seem to do anything about him. Also, the mindjacking takes a long time to acomplish, while my two players stand out and get shot over and over, not really utilizing cover. Same goes for the enemies for that matter. Finally, I found the last straw was the freezes i had. 3 times in 5 hrs is to much to bear for a game of this calibur. I rarely find games unplayable, as i enjoy most games even if others hate it, but this one belongs on a do not play list. Great concept for the game though, I do hope they try this game out again with a better engine to see how well this idea can become as I think it has a chance to really be a great game if given a better system to work with and alot less glithces and bugs to hamper it.

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