Average User Score: 6.4Aug 17, 2013Hmmm... I really like some parts of this game, but there are so many things dragging it down.
It does not run smoothly in any sense, which there is no reason for. The graphics are ok, but not impressive, and the game is simple enough for any PC to handle. It shouldnt feel this clunky!
The games does not give you the feeling of being a terminator marine. The units move so slowly, and are so unwieldy, that you feel like you are a 2 tons Elephant trying to stack eggs while rollerskating. Everything kills you with one hit, so why do you need the armour? I know this is a port of the board game, but the way the marines move should reflect that they are fine tuned killing machines. Not oversized cans of Soup staggering down a hallway.
I actually like the gameplay, it's tactical and fun, but I can't take playing more the 10-20 minutes at a time, I just get too frustrated with the pace of the game. Your own units and the enemy move so slow, that everytime you push a button, time stops and years go by while you wait for one of your units to move 3 spaces.
The AI needs to be improved aswell, the games is supposed to be really hard, but the AI keeps running directly at your guns even though there are alternative routes, that would make you spend valuable movement points on covering several flanks at once. But mostly the AI just picks the one closest to you and throws everything at you in an attempt to overwhelm you. If your unlucky the AI will succede, but a Little more cunning would spice up the gameplay.
I also agree that eventhough the original board game didn't have RPG elements like character progression and loadout custimization, this game would benifit greatly from some of those elements.
The core gameplay is fun, but there is alot that could be done to give an extra edge.… Expand