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GF Rating
7.2

5390 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
8

Very Good

Deriative But Fun.

posted by JalapenoW (CORAL SPRINGS, FL) Jan 17, 2011

Member since Jul 2010

14 out of 14 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

This game has been called a carbon copy of the original Bioshock. I'd say yeah, those arguments are well founded. You are a mute protagonist who travels to a seemingly abandoned city where science has run rampant destroying the population and mutating others whom you fight with conventional weapons and special powers. Along the way you find audio tapes and notes that give clues to the events of the past and this eventually leads to a big twist at the end with multiple endings depending on who you kill. The HUD even looks the same.

That's not necessarily a bad thing, if you're going to rip something off better rip off something good. It does do somethings better than Bioshock like the Time Manipulation Device(TMD) is cool, aging and regenerating objects and enemies. The game also does a better job of fleshing out it's world by with notes and more flash backs not to mention the story does focus on the children something missing from most disaster/sci-fi/horror games. In Bioshock we only learned of the little sisters, here we learned about the children in general and see some creepy s!#t.The game also has some great voice acting and atmosphere.

Where things turn a little sour is the pacing, your thrust from easy to difficult back to easy so many times you get whip lash. Plus the game only lets you have two guns and there is no way to change them when you realize you picked the wrong load out.

I still would recommend this game for fans of shooters, Bioshock or underrated games.

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GF Rating
8

Very Good

Singularity PS3

posted by B4tg1rl (MONTGOMERY VILLAGE, MD) Jan 8, 2011

Member since Jan 2011

5 out of 5 gamers (100%) found this review helpful

Pros - great setting and storyline, minimum interruptions for cutaway sequences, varied environments, smooth gameplay, very very few glitches. It also has quite a bit of well-integrated non-essential gameplay you can do for pickups. Weapon options have clear uses and allow for personal skills/preferences. Game has replay appeal.

Cons - You can NOT back up to a previous save point before your most recent one. This means if you ever get to a point where you are in serious trouble, you will need to restart from the beginning. That alone knocked this game down for me; I am amazed such a otherwise well-put together game didn't consider that aspect. The upgrading system seems unnecessarily complicated but not a big deal. The gameplay could be a little more responsive.

What I'd want to see in a sequel: Option to go back to different save points. Even more fun side pickups (I like playing with the environment and exploring fully). A simplified upgrading system. A more dramatic change in arm appearance as we improve. The ability to designate which controls do what re weapon usage.

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GF Rating
7

Good

Suprised

posted by juanjfboj (SAN PEDRO, CA) Dec 30, 2011

Member since Nov 2006

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

It's always good when you get a game and have low expectations then turns out to be a good game. This was the case with Singularity; story mode was good a lot of action to keep you engaged. Graphics were awesome; did not expect it. This game made me jump out of my seat from time to time with unexpected attacks. The idea of having a weapon that turns back time or forward was a good idea. Give this game a shot you'll be surprised.

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