After all the hype surrounding this game, I expected more. The story was ok, but the gameplay really bored me, and I just couldn't get in to the game. Returned without even finishing...another Gamefly let down!
I must first say that I was hesitant to even play this game because of the developer Naughty Dog, however after playing this game I will go on record as saying this is one of my newest favorite titles.
Though it is lacking a little in the story and creation department the wide open maps and stealth aspects make you sit on the edge of your seat at all times.
The one thing I would recommend is to have some headphones when you play or play when you,re alone with the TV volume up, sound is so important in this game.
Visually the in game and cut scene graphics do not change much so it keeps you involved in playing for a long time.
On the other hand i would have liked a few more options on the weapon upgrades and maybe even a few more combat weapons. The same can go for item slots and backpack space, just a couple more would have made it an entirely different game.
Now that my fan comments are done time for the critic. All in all this game gets high marks for visuals, environment, skill and play-ability but does lose a couple in combat and content (DLC is not included so it will not be judged). So I award this game a 9.3 overall.
If someone asks what games they should play, this one will be on that list, so give it a try, never know you may be like me and end up liking it.
This is exactly what I claim it to be...solid. A good title, true to the genre with minimal twists that make it stand out, and keep you wanting to know what in gods name is gonna happen next.
Characters are instantly amazing. They keep you engaged and actually make you have feel empathy for whats happening to them.
Visually stunning. From seasons changing, to character models. To the environments, to the incredible detail of when you die. Epic.
Sounds fx. Wow, just wow. I had may Virtual 5.1 headset on for this game. i wouldn't play it unless I could use em. Creepy sounds, beautiful sounds, crazy sounds. Just awesome.
Gameplay is fun. Period. You can go through this game over and over and over and never really play it the same way. Whether wanting to use grenades or break out the sawed off. Its always rewarding when you get through a situation.
Game elements that make it stand out. In a genre market dominated by other titles and Walking Dead. Scavenging is crucial. Upgrading what you already have. Increasing on what you dont. You'll find your self taking extra time to pick up what you need to craft your arsenal. Making bombs/mines out of nails and other shrapnel, first aid with fresh bandages and alcohol, shivs for breaking locks or to get out of a sticky situation. Upgrading, upgrading, upgrading. Each time you do. You just feel better and more awesome.
My only complaint is how linear the title is. Understand everyone has an opinion and mine on game titles are options. I like feeling as though my decisions good or bad take different directions on the game. Thats not what happens until the very end. i do mean the very end. There you have it
Totally recommend. You wont be bored for a moment. As always thanks for your time. Game On!