2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
How can you set the past right, when your what's wrong?,
This review is from: Singularity - Xbox 360 (Video Game)
You are Captin Renko, part of a team scrambled to see what's going on with an abandoned Soviet Research station that appears to have a malfunctioning nuclear reactor that has suddenly become active. Upon you arrival you find that the base appears to have been completley abandoned with no signs of life. Suddenly there is EMP blast that knocks your copter out of the sky. When you wake up you find yourself seperated from your squad on the other side of the island.
As you make your way toward your squad commander you encounter strange visions and find mysterious notes that indicate that the researchers there had discovered a new type of element that promised to unlock a source of unlimited power. Suddenly you hear another explosin and look up... only to find your self in a burning building. On your way out of the building you come across a wounded scientist, doing the right thing you pick up the scientest and carry him out of the building to safety. Then you look around again and find your self back in the ruined building you just left.
The only thing you don't know is that you just changed history. The world is now ruled by the Soviet Union and they want to know why there is two U.S, which hasn't existed for 40 years as far as they know, soldiers snooping around one of their abandonded bases. An unexpected ally rescues you from the Soviet forces and tells you that your the cause and the solution to the new time line and tells you that you must find a device called the TMD if you want any chance at putting the timeline back to the way it was. Little do you know that the ripples you caused by changing the time line go further and deeper than you ever imagined...
Time Played: About 10 hrs
Control: I didn't notice any real problems. There are some segements where the aiming can be a little clunky when the screen is shaking all over the place. Only real issue I had is a level later in the game where you have to keep the targeting reticule over a critter to knock it off a train with a energy beam. I know what they were going for but it was still super annoying.
Gameplay: Different. It never got old turning enemies into to dust or playing around with the time abilites.
Story: The concept is different, the setup is great, the clues scattered throughout the levels keep you guessing at what is going on and then at the end... your given three ending that don't really go anywhere with what you have found out. Personally it would have been nice if they had added another ending or two that let the player think their way out of the coundrum their given at the end of the game. But other than that it was defenitely worth playing to the end to see what happened.
I would recommend this to anyone who liked the bioshock games, mass effect, or any other shooters that have a interesting story to go along with their gunplay. m.a.c