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Much better than I would have expected from the reviews.
on February 4, 2013
After playing this game to completion I have to wonder it all the mainstream reviewers actually played the game or just copied each other's notes. Speaking as someone who has been playing shooters since Castle Wolfenstein on the old Apple II, I enjoyed this game -- a lot. It was immersive, and challenging. Unlike some reviewers, I found that the elements 'borrowed' from other games made gameplay familiar and comfortable ... After all, isn't that why we primarily prefer a particular genre? How many others have 'borrowed' from DOOM etc.? I had no problem with the voice acting even though some of the phrases were a bit repetitive as noted elsewhere ...but come to think of it, many of the guys that I frequently play these games with also tend to repeat some phrases from time to time ... Maybe I do too. One point that we all seem to agree on is that the game is obviously linear and you are expected, no, required to follow specific paths for much of the game. I found myself constantly pressing the spacebar to jump to places that should be within easy reach, and was frustrated by the invisible walls. There were also places where I wanted to take cover behind an object where I was not supposed to, so I couldn't. Other than that, or perhaps I should say, in spite of those minor gripes, I liked this game .. It provided about 20 hours of entertainment, including time to replay some parts to test different strategies against the many bosses. I have not played any of the multiplayer as yet, but even so, for me, it was good entertainment value.