Average User Score: 7.9Oct 6, 2014This is a very interesting strategy game that has some nice new ideas, such as a nice hero and item system, a quest system and manyThis is a very interesting strategy game that has some nice new ideas, such as a nice hero and item system, a quest system and many strategical choices. However, this game should be played with friends. The AI is VERY weak. I've played against 6 AIs on the highest "Impossible" difficulty level and they didn't pose any kind of threat. They simply have no military power whatsoever. I could declare war to three factions at once and prevail. The "neutral" armies are a much bigger problem than the AI "players". Also the combat in the game is rather "schematic" and unpolished. So I carry all fights in "automatic mode" because it saves time.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Mar 16, 2014There is one criteria for a good game: if you finish it, then it's probably good. This one I did finish. It's fun, it's well made, has someThere is one criteria for a good game: if you finish it, then it's probably good. This one I did finish. It's fun, it's well made, has some really good jokes. For those who love South Park I would recommend for the humor.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Nov 22, 2013The game is very well made. It has good graphics (10 out of 10), it has solid action gameplay (8 out 10). The RPG element is a bit too linear,The game is very well made. It has good graphics (10 out of 10), it has solid action gameplay (8 out 10). The RPG element is a bit too linear, but it's not an RPG game, but an action game. The combat is a bit too easy even on the hardest difficulty, but moderately realistic. The story and NPCs are a bit boring, I would give it a 7 for the story. Also I don't get this new trend of "find 100 secret things for XP and achievements". It's not just this game but many others. Seriously, why can't a game be just about the main gameplay and not about stupid secret-room searching? Why do we get distracted by "visit this secret tomb to make a very easy task and get a tonn of XP" from the combat that is actually quite fun despite it's simplicity? I have no answer to that.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Jul 31, 2013The game has an interesting plot. However there isn't much you can do to affect the plot, as it seems. The RPG system is actually very niceThe game has an interesting plot. However there isn't much you can do to affect the plot, as it seems. The RPG system is actually very nice and original in my oppinion, as are the game mechanics (decking, spells e.t.c.). The graphics are old-school, but they are pleasant for the eye. I would give it a 8-9 if it was a bit more polished. It's a good game but don't expect it to be something extra-ordinary.… Expand
Average User Score: 7.6Jul 19, 2013Great game with a good plot and fun action. You get to play an "a far bald American hero" with a drinking addiction who is capable of takingGreat game with a good plot and fun action. You get to play an "a far bald American hero" with a drinking addiction who is capable of taking out an entire army single-handed. Of course the game is not realistic but it's really-really fun to play. Note that they added some interesting mechanics: when you are about to die, if you have a spare "pain killer" you get an attempt to shoot your killer in bullet time. If you do, you get waste the pain killer for "another life" and continue fighting.
Oh, and it has optimized DX11 graphics, althought my GPU did overheat at first (solved by using MSI afterburner to set fans on max and reducing GPU core frequency, but thats my GPU's problem). Got the game on steam, beat the game on hard in 3-4 days, had a very good time, I recommend you do the same.
I've read some negative reviews, i would like to respond to a few of them.
- Long loading times?
+ Buy a new pc and throw your wooden garbage out. I have a core i7 2600k with a single sata HDD and GTX 570 gpu. This is clearly not a new or high-end computer. Load times take no more than 5 seconds.
- Cut-scenes can't be skipped?
+Yes they can. There is an indicator telling you which button to press. But the cutscenes are good and an integral part of the game, so why skip them in the first place?
- Bullet time makes the game too easy?
+ Play it on hard or don't use bullet time.
- Nearly impossible to aim.
+ Actually too easy. Except when you are using laser sight (for some reason be it bug or feature it gives you extra recoil). Try playing counter-strike.… Expand
Average User Score: 6.4Jul 19, 2013Good graphics, addictive team-based gameplay, free to play with no cash shop items that affect the gameplay in any way, very goodGood graphics, addictive team-based gameplay, free to play with no cash shop items that affect the gameplay in any way, very good replayability, steap learning curve. The only problems are: flaming school kids in the community (but hey, this is not the developers fault!), a rather small variety of heroes (Heroes of Newearth provide much more) and a certain lack of balance for heroes (some heroes are OP). Also there is no "concede" button so you end up playing matches much longer than you should: this is probably the biggest problem, which would be so easy to fix. Despite this the game deserves a 10.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Mar 29, 2013There are games and there is Art. This game is the latter. It's not just a great shooter (which it also is), but it's a game where youThere are games and there is Art. This game is the latter. It's not just a great shooter (which it also is), but it's a game where you emotionally bond with the characters and the story, with a very detailed world, great dialogues, a couple of good jokes and easter eggs. The game is also rather bald in the way it mocks religion, racism and patriotism and portrays the early America. The gameplay itself is in perfection: the way they innovated the idea of a proper gameplay companion, the tactical combat (tears and skylines with constant lack of proper ammunition), the choice of vigor upgrades and weapons, the nice RPG elements it's all there. The difficulty is challenging on the "hard" difficulty, I died about 10 times before the last combat scene, and I was unable to finish the last combat mission on "hard" in 4 attempts (lowered the difficulty because I really wanted to find out what happens in the end). The challenge is increased due to the "auto-save" system, which I found appropriate for this game. I enjoyed everything about this game except for the ending. Without giving away any spoilers I will just say, that I find it in contradiction with the plot and simply not enjoyable with too much mysticism for my rational mind to handle. I would also like to say that the game runs really smooth on my nvidea 570gtx with no lags. I was unable to find any bugs during the gameplay. It's an example of a successfull port from the console. 10 for graphics and optimization 10 for gameplay
10 for originality and concept
10 for character and game design 8 for the plot (mostly because of the ending). It's good, just not as great as it could be in my oppinion.… Expand
Average User Score: 8.4Nov 13, 2012The first few game sessions might be a bit confusing, but once you start understanding what is going on the game is gonna become reallyThe first few game sessions might be a bit confusing, but once you start understanding what is going on the game is gonna become really enjoyable. Here it is all about leadership (for the commander) and teamplay (for all the players). A commander on each team gives out orders to the squad (marines) or the the hive (aliens). High quality command is essential for victory. This game is original and best played with some friends with microphones on. The spirit of the game is similar to left 4 dead, the aliens and the atmosphere are rather creepy :)… Expand
Average User Score: 8.5Nov 7, 2012This is one of the best action games i've played. Great story, great combat, great visuals. The game has some very nice sad and happy moments.This is one of the best action games i've played. Great story, great combat, great visuals. The game has some very nice sad and happy moments. If you haven't played it yet, go get it :)… Expand
Average User Score: 7.4Nov 3, 2012The game is a fun arcade, but you get bored after a few hours of gameplay. Maybe i'm just growing too old for games like this? The game givesThe game is a fun arcade, but you get bored after a few hours of gameplay. Maybe i'm just growing too old for games like this? The game gives a few laughs, a few challenges and a few violently exploding enemies.… Expand