I love the concept. I have to admit I loved the demo and eagerly awaited this game. It is a little of a transition to get use to the controls. However game play is fun for about the first 4 chapters. Then I guess I lost my runners mojo, because then is when camera angles really started to annoy me. Also I found my self at points standing going darn where do I go now. That is infuriating. I was also like why did I go down all that just to go back up? Or maybe it is just my imagination?
Then you have sections where even after extensive cheat research, I could find only 1 way through it and of course it required a move I found difficult. More infuriating is the fact that standing in a construction site with many real life movable objects that one could have used to assist ones certain move issues, no dice. You can't move a thing.
I have to admit that I did finally get past some sections and felt like I had really accomplished something. However, that only gave me a momentary boost. Sections requiring cheat research became more abundant and after a while going to cheats just got ridiculous. Forget running or disarming, I want a machine gun so I can plow them down and stroll to the red door at my leisure baby. Shoot even a nice can of spray paint to leave a message I was here note on a white wall.
I have to say I am sad to think I have reached this point over a game I so eagerly anticipated getting. Now the only question left. Do I finish on easy or just bag it and send it back?
gamers (59%) found this review helpful
I dislike this game and here's why: I am beginning to detest context controls more and more as games decide what to do instead of what the player wants. I found my character constantly executing the wrong wall move instead of doing what I thought was going to happen. Over and over again I was repeating things because she, say, hopped off a high ledge instead of creeping along it because the computer forgot to engage the ledge move, or getting the timing right to roll after a high jump to soften the landing becomes a monster as it seems to vary depending on the height of the jump and the mood of the computer.
Just like in fighting games, there should be a combo system in place so the player has control over the onscreen leaping action. There are several places in the game that this would do nothing but benefit the player. Instead, we get a game that basically plays itself as you run thru it because you have no idea where to go, you can't impact the game world, and it all looks the same.
Oh, and as for the game's built in "helps?" Worthless. One button shows you your desination but gives no clue how to get there. Easy, medium or hard are pointless as the game is designed on trial and error, not difficulty and the red runners vision comes and goes on the whim of the computer. As others have said, I find myself getting more ANGRY than I should and that's a problem for a game. Rent it, maybe play thru it and judge for yourself, but I want some old school techniques mashed in with the new ideas to make this game better.
gamers (59%) found this review helpful
Good things: Graphics are good, movement is realy smooth
Bad Things: Basically everything else. What is the point of the elevator scenes? All it does is your waste time. The controls can be annoying. The jump and wall run are the same button and you can already guess this means trouble. I find myself jumping when I want to wall run and I wall run when I want to jump. On stair ways you are continuously find yourself stuck and it makes it easy to die from pursuing enemies. Combat is broken. It takes forever to kill an enemy hand to hand, even if you have a gun it's annoying to aim cause they keep moving around while aiming at you with no problem. The game is WAY too short. I sucked at it and I still was able to beat it in a day on normal! AI is far smarter and stronger than you. Their aiming is that of a marksman and they can take you down with two hits in hand to hand. They attack in groups so while you're fighting one enemy, the others shoot and kill you in moments. This type of game is what I like to call "trial and error". You have to die so many times till you know in advance where everything is and when to hit the right buttons to complete the jumps. This basically takes the fun out of the game, it also really ticks you off. If you're looking for a game to raise your blood pressure, this game is for you. You'll face will be red and you'll throw your remote faster than you can die.