If you're looking for a filler game to play while you're waiting for another game to release or become available, then Singularity is for you. Similar to many other reviews, Singularity attempts to mimic Bioshock too much. The ability to wield weapons and the TD (Weapons and Plasmids), the warped enemies that used to be humans (Splicers), the time travel between 1955 and 2010 (1950s and 1960s Rapture), the audio-recordings (Audio-diaries in Rapture), the constant flashbacks....get the picture? It is disappointing if you are a fan of Bioshock 1+2 because the similarities are so striking that it is difficult to play without going "Ugh, I've seen this already, show me something new already." Aside from this, the controls are dodgy and the health/td meter can become obnoxious. Health is depleted too quickly and TD takes too long to replenish. The graphics are ok, but not smooth. Guns are interesting, but are the basic types you would find in Half-life, Bioshock, or any other FPS (Pistol, AK, sniper, grenade launcher, etc). The Seeker is unique, but once again takes the idea of "curving bullets" and slowing time from the game/movie Wanted. The time-travel sequences are unique and cool, but are few and far between. It is a quick game, only about 7-8 hours, so it won't seem like a waste if you don't end up liking it. I would say it is worth renting and playing once, maybe twice. Otherwise, don't spend the $60 to buy it.
gamers (67%) found this review helpful
To be honest, a 7 is a bit generous for this game. But there is fun to be had.
-fun features with the TMD (that glowing glove thing) -somewhat useful upgrades to it -some cool weapons -comfortable and familiar controls -some minor puzzle solving aspects that are cool
-at times i felt like this game was a patchwork monster of other successful titles. -environment issues i.e. single directions, unclear paths -upgrades are minimal and sometimes don't feel effective -after a while enemies seem too easy -quickly lose health -story: it's easy to follow but later it makes no sense -one time play through (honestly they shouldn't have been able to justify a $60 price tag with this game)
so the game has a bunch of problems but don't let that scare you from playing it because you can have fun with it. I wouldn't put it number one on my Q though.
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
This game has a good solid storyline that will remind many of Bioshock 1 and 2. The controls could use some tweaking and at times they seem to be unresponsive if you are quick on the buttons. But this just adds another element of challenge to the game that I enjoyed. The storyline is compelling enough (think Bioshock) to keep you interested as you play through. There wil lbe some moments when you question "how" to kill something, especially when "it" doesn't simply die by the use of conventional weapons. There are many powers and although the game doesn't do a great job of detailing each specific use with each death you'll be motivated to figure out how effectively use of each power. If you are looking to run and gun that could work but I assure you, some of the inhabitants will expose the weaknesses of this juvenile tactic. The effective use of weapons, powers, and tactics will make this game a better experience as each seems to be geared toward certain enemies. When was the last time you went fishing with a rifle or hunting with a net? I can't say enough about exploring in this game to uncover the truth about what's really going on. The visuals are decent and I didn't see too much clipping or perpetual artifacts. The changing of the color palette between the past and future was a good idea to prevent confusing between dimensions. The actual gunplay is fairly accurate on screen. The speed of the controls might be a concern to many but consider it a challenge. After all, how long do you think it would take for you to holster one weapon and retrieve another? Some of the powers might seem useless at first and even the upgrades seem less than desirable.
I do wish the character could roll out of the way as at times the enemy is quick to relenetless close on you with melee attacks.
Obviously you are spending your money to rent this game..get your money's worth. If you liked Bioshock you will dig this game! Nuff said'