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Okay, let's get one thing straight and let's make this very clear. This game has no multiplayer options whatsoever. In order for a first-person shooter to have no multiplayer options, then the single player campaign had better kick ass. You can replay the original version of Halo if you need to see a working example of this. This game falls way short of that benchmark.
This is an odd game for me to discuss, because I literally do not have one good thing to say about it. Never have I felt so taken by the game promotion machine. This game has been getting publicity for at least a year. The way it was described throughout the industry was that it would be the next killer app. It's not.
First off this game has single digit levels. In order for a single player game to make me forget about the lack of multiplayer, it must be massive. This game isn't massive at all. In fact, the story is very boring and dry and could have been fleshed out a heckuva lot more. You never feel as if you are the character you are playing and therefore you never get emotionally invested. If you want to see a working example of how to do emotion right, please see Beyond Good & Evil or Resident Evil 4.
It is very clear that all the developers cared about was graphics. There are some stunning scenes. But it is in reality nothing more then a suped up Metal Gear Solid clone. One of the graphic examples the developers love to tout is the shell casings flying out of the gun. Well we've originally seen this graphic in 1997. It's now nine years later. Nice try guys.
This game is not even challenging. The A.I. sucks. You may take one bullet for every 100 that fly at you. And you never run out of ammo. And there's no penalty for dying. It was like the developers decided to take everything that is fun about a first person shooters, and eliminate it. Again, this game is ass. There is nothing good about it and nothing we haven't seen before. This is the biggest waste of a Ulysses Grant I have ever seen. Do yourself a favor. If you are even remotely interested, wait until you find it in the used bargain bin for ten.
Added: Sunday, April 09, 2006
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