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Potential for a great game wasted

posted by GFR013 (MERRIFIELD, VA) Apr 27, 2008

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9 out of 13 gamers (69%) found this review helpful

Let me begin by saying this is a short, largely forgettable game. Unfortunately this seems to be a trend with FPSs recently, or maybe it is just the ones I'm renting (overall with Blacksite: Area 51, Soldier of Fortune: Payback and this it has been a pretty bad week for gaming :( ). The graphics and sound are acceptable, although there are some clipping problems (which can actually be amusing at times), but they are definitely not up to this gen's standard in my opinion. Also the AI can be weak at times, occasionally you end up standing next to an enemy that is not reacting to you, on the flip side you will be lining up a sniper shot and the enemy is moving around all over the place (I have not seen Nazis dance this much since The Producers ;)). It also does one thing I hate in FPSs, resetting of weapons at the beginning of a level without my input :( Despite all this, overall it is not that it is an unplayable game, the question is whether or not you actually want to play it. There is nothing here that has not been done before.

Frankly, the full potential of the story never seems to be realized to give it a truly unique flavor. The only thing it does that you do not usually find in FPSs is add in some "adventure" game aspects, going hand to hand over pipes to get from one balcony to another for example. While doing this one time it occurred to me, given the subject matter, it would have been better to make this an adventure game, or maybe even a full RPG. If they had gone that route they could have explored the alternate history (which is the whole point of the game in the first place) a lot more than what was done. As a shooter there's just not enough to keep it interesting, maybe that's why it is so short ;)

The bottom line is if you just have to play all shooters go ahead, add it to the queue, and blow an evening knocking it off (5-6 hours). If you are not that attached to shooters though you will probably want to give this one a pass.

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Attack of the Assault blimps...

posted by jsllewel (GAITHERSBURG, MD) Mar 3, 2008

Member since Jul 2007

9 out of 13 gamers (69%) found this review helpful

Does it really matter that assault blimps seem ridiculous? I guess codemasters didn't think so.

Even if you get outside of the impossible / problematic things that occur in the this game, when you come down to it the game play and graphics stink!

Usually, I am always willing to let a game push the limits on the realm of possibilities. However Turning Point sets a new low for bad. It doesn't even compare to every other shooter that has come out on PS3. It is by far the worst I've played. I sat there playing the game, and started wondering if anybody at the developer really thought this would be good. They should really consider the food service industry after this.

Don't even get me started about the graphics. It makes me wonder if they just tried to code for the PS2. There's no reason that this game should be dropping the frame rate for such poor quality graphics.

Overall, it could very likely be the worst game of 2008. There are so many good games coming out this year. Don't even bother renting it. Just keep COD4, heck just get RFOM or anything else and you'll be much happier.

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Really Bad

Good idea, poor execution

posted by DCVegas (FORT MYERS, FL) Mar 15, 2008

Member since Aug 2007

4 out of 6 gamers (67%) found this review helpful

I was really excited about this title because of the idea behind it.. however upon playing it i was sorely disappointed... it was obviously rushed to release... a poor choice because with the story this game could have had, combined with some killer 3rd gen graphics, it could have been a blockbuster... choppy play and a "nothing new" 1st person medal of honor style interface added to the disappointment... i felt like i had already played this game a thousand times before... booooo


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