Generally favorable reviews- based on 168 Ratings
ClaudioB.Oct 7, 2008Sure this isn't the best FPS ever (more on that later), BUT, my friends: a) the plot, the visual & the mood come from Clive Barker, a writer that I personally adore: to be honest the idea of an ancient evil radicated into the history of man so that you can change scenario with a meaning sounds good to me, while you go deeper you go past historical eras and forgive me but this is a fantastic idea; at the same time, you can (and must, to survive) control a whole squad with specific weapons and powers and this is also a great idea (instead of "oh i've found a new great weapon" of the others FPS!); b) levels are linear, enemies come out from spots...but when they do so, emerging from the myst, or a dark tunnel, well, my heart always lose a beat or two: I really don't understand other comments all over the net, this game scares me! (but again maybe its ME); always after a combat I think "wow thanks god there is a save point-that one was pretty hard"; c) bad things: powers aren't always easy to use (you have to place the character with extreme care, in THAT place and not two millimetres away!), an open ending (eh eh, space for a sequel-that's business my friends) and -but that's MY problem- the language translation in italian (totally sucks, I just play in english). To me, this game rocks: if you read Barker, buy it; if you enjoy a game with a marvellous mood, great characters and great plot and don't mind little repetitive schemes... buy it! It's worth it.… Full Review »
MoisesH.Nov 11, 2007Good Graphics,cool timetravel,cool memberswitching,short but worthwile game.
WebsterB.Nov 9, 2007You'll love or hate this game. Games are often not reviewed as other media is. While many people are happy with movies that don't win awards or treasure books that no literary scholar will ever critique or recommend, every gamer seems incredibly defensive about their favorite games and outright hostile about games they dislike. This is very unfair, for this game excels at what it is. Nothing is broken about the game, it accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do- create allot of action against Cenobite-like enemies in an interesting setting with a fun squad-based game mechanic. The game feels like a cooperative class based multiplayer game, with the player primarily taking the part of the medic but with the option to play all the other classes- soldier, heavy, sniper, spy etc. It's as linear as an on-rails shooter, but that doesn't stop it from being allot of fun- which is the point. The writing is not Shakespeare, it's Barker, and it feels allot like his fiction in parts, in fact the inventiveness( or you may feel corniness) of the concept is classically Barkerian. Don't listen to the reviews, try the demo, read some Clive Barker, and think for yourself. This game won't please all, but for those that it does, it will please allot. Remember to have fun with your games.… Full Review »