Average User Score: 5.5Dec 4, 2014I was pretty darned excited about this game.
First game i bought for Xbox One and i'm a bit disappointed. FPS Mechanics (7/10): ReallyI was pretty darned excited about this game.
First game i bought for Xbox One and i'm a bit disappointed.
FPS Mechanics (7/10): Really like the feel of the game. Feels reminiscent of the Halo series naturally. It does feel a bit out of touch considering it's a sci-fi shooter and there are a ton of other games out there with way better feeling. Even Ryse feels more naturally feeling than this game.
Story (4/10): When i first got through the initial cut scenes i thought this is going to be awesome. Awesome idea for a story, but then after i started getting into the game i had no background of why am i going here? What are we getting out of this? How does this advance the story? Why does this make me involved? All of these questions when unanswered for the most part.
Gameplay & Missions (3/10): All of these from the very beginning started running together. After so long, i said, "One more mission where i find what the ghost is looking for and then just hold off the enemies and i'm done!" Well, the next 3 missions were exactly the same.... find some tech ghost was looking for, deploy it and then defend... seriously?? Just sad because this game had so much potential.
Overall (5/10): Beautiful scenery, mostly fluid mechanics ruined by depth of gameplay and story.… Expand
Average User Score: 2.2Mar 6, 2013A lot of stupid reviews as usual on the user reviews. If you bought this game thinking that it wasn't ALWAYS ONLINE, you're an idiot. BeenA lot of stupid reviews as usual on the user reviews. If you bought this game thinking that it wasn't ALWAYS ONLINE, you're an idiot. Been playing this game a ton since it became available i was able to download it amazingly fast which was a nice suprise. I figured with so many people trying to access it, that it would take a long time to get. Got right into the game with my origin account info. Love that aspect and how you can see others around you with their origin accounts as well. I've had ZERO que wait times and the game loads fine almost every time. I had one instance when i came home for lunch and had to log out of origin and then back in to get into the game. Took me all of 30 seconds. Firstly, on the game play itself. It's smooooottthh. Everything you need is right there and easily accessible. you can scroll in and view your city at the sim's level, which is really cool. The map sizes are smaller for a reason. In SimCity 4 i would first lay out just a massive amount of farming and then build a small city center from there and then slowly build into a metropolis. With SimCity 5 it forces you to really analyze how you want your city laid out and how to make it look asthetically pleasing as well as economically viable. The specialization is probably the best idea in the game. The first city i build is not so pretty so i had to start demolishing sections of town as i was making it more of a cultural center for tourism (I'm saving casino's for last as i think they'll be a lot of fun). It really emphasises on basic theory behind specialization. For instance, with culture i wanted places easily accessible to tourists so i built a nice bus system with close stops all around the attractions. Then i decided to build some nicer commercial areas around and my revenue just went through the roof! Now i'm trying to build a highly educated city with top research so this means with top research/gadget production i need a really good market and way to export my goods while keeping the land value around these areas. These are all things that SimCity makes you think about! An oxymoron to put it is that it's so much easier to play, however it's much harder to master than previous simcity games. If you let go of the old you'll love this game. I even wake up a bit earlier before work to put in 30min into my city. There are so many cool little nitches with this game i won't go through all of them. Better to discover on your own!
For the downsides, some of the road building can be annoying. I want to build a road in a certain way and the game will snap it in particular ways sometimes. I like things to be exactly how i like them in my city as i usually want it a certain way so something else will fit well within that area. Ie. i wanted to build a really nice park center within my high income sims and because the roads wouldn't work exactly how i wanted them within the park it didn't look at natural (Asthetically pleasing as i had envisioned). The other downside to me is that it's easier to manage your city funds. I remember in SimCity 4 you could really get yourself in trouble. In 5 it's really easy to keep your income up to where you're always in the black. For example, in prior sims i would be really sketchy of taking out a bond/loan. In 5 i'll take out a bond, build some homes, infrastructure, and/or other revenue generating ventures and never really worry about it. I'd like a bit more thought into taking out bonds than what is currently there.… Expand
Average User Score: 5.3Oct 26, 2012After playing through the single player and thoroughly enjoying myself in the good combat and great graphics (playing on ultra) i expectedAfter playing through the single player and thoroughly enjoying myself in the good combat and great graphics (playing on ultra) i expected much of the same in multiplayer. However, in multiplayer the graphics even on ultra are lacking in every way. When i shoot soft cover it's bullet proof and when i try to break down a wooden door it shows zero damage. I expected environments to be manipulated with the frostbite 2 engine, but it's just a subaverage shooter with lots of bugs. Many times i would be spawned underground or in a section of a map where i couldn't get out of so i would have to respawn. This happens every 20-30minutes and can get quite annoying. The guns and sounds feel authentic, but the aiming system feels very wobbly and unreliable most of the time. The maps are very bland in color except for one. In this day, when i start running into false walls and bullets being stopped by overlapping graphics i'm pretty disappointed. I do like the party system so you don't have a ton of people talking at once, however, in the 100 or so games i played i never once had a party member that actually talked and/or listened. I think if you played only with friends this might be fun. If you want to just hop on and expect a social partner you'll be disappointed. Overall, personally i got the game cheaper through origin's pack deal and i enjoyed the single player, but it's focused as a multiplayer game and thats where it failed to me. If you want this game for the multiplayer aspect i would suggest only playing it on a console. Singleplayer score: 8
Multiplayer score: 4
Overall: 6… Expand