Average User Score: 6.0Mar 15, 2011This game deserves at the very least, a 7.5. At most, 8.5. It all depends on whether you're a singleplayer guy or a multiplayer guy.
AtThis game deserves at the very least, a 7.5. At most, 8.5. It all depends on whether you're a singleplayer guy or a multiplayer guy.
At first, starting in the singleplayer campaign I was like "Oh, typical, I get saved by a hardcore resistance leader and some broad with a fat ass." Said resistance leader is Connor, who seems to have extremely violent moodswings where one moment he'll be thanking a teammate for saving his life and the next he'll be telling them to "stfu and keep shooting".
You play through, and you meet a pretty cool guy named Hopper. He's Korean-American, and one of the things that make the story so tragic is the fact that Hopper is fighting for his life in the resistance, yet he encounters racism, insults, and threats wherever we go in the story.
Anyway I'm not going to spoil anything, but I began to get more engrossed in the story and my interest mounted on each chapter until I played through the whole thing in 5 hours. And a surprise ending and a cliffhanger sets the game up for a sequel. Pretty short for a singleplayer game to be honest, but multiplayer made up for it.
Multiplayer is like a mix of CoD and Battlefield. Shot detection is top notch, and unlike CoD where you needed multiple pistol shots to the head to kill somebody, headshots actually register and kill in one hit. Also, the level design is... glorious. Whoever designed the levels (single AND multiplayer) in this game deserve a year off for their work. For a 'linear CoD clone', they managed to find a way to make it explorable and add all kinds of story-related easter eggs and newspapers that give you an insight into the game's story. Some of the setpieces were awe-inspiring: once leaving the labyrinth of Colorado suburbs, we entered a town surrounded by the Rocky Mountains. One piece I can't stop thinking about was a water tower with several bodies hanging from the side.
My advice? Don't listen to reviewers if you're looking to buy this game. In fact, don't read anymore reviews after this. Reviewers taint your mind and attempt to ruin the experience for you. Graphics aren't "omg crysis", but they're average for this gen. On a high note, I didn't see any of the N64-ish textures you saw in Dragon Age 2. (lulz) On that note, why does every reviewer think that if a game doesn't have Crysis-level graphics it automatically sucks?
Pros and Cons:
+Well written, besides Connor's bipolar moods. Best story I've enjoyed in a while.
+Large array of balanced and extremely customizable weapons.
+Deep multiplayer that will keep you until BF3 and R02.
+Magnificent level design.
-Civilians felt like clones. They all had different faces, but they all wore the same outfit.
-The Koreans were mostly faceless enemies with little-to-no voice overs and conversations. I would've liked to hear more about what they think about the occupation and if they felt they "should be here".
-Short singleplayer (5 hours on normal)… Expand