So how was it?
I didn't get a chance to play it until today. I played the first 3 levels, the first 2 which were shootouts and the 3rd which was more stealth-focused.
The graphics are good, but the game suffers from other things that I don't like.
1. I know a lot of people complained about the constant switch from 1st person to 3rd person view. That doesn't bother me so much.
2. I'm not crazy about the whole "move from one pre-determined point to another" approach. I didn't think it would be so bad, but you are very limited to how far you can target your next move so I felt like I was constantly having to move 3 or 4 times just to get to where I wanted to be. It also makes me question how good Blood & Truth will play considering it uses the same movement system.
3. The game does a poor job of telling you where you need to go. On every level, I wasted a lot of time just trying to figure out where the goal was, which was especially difficult in one level because the enemies would not stop spawning so I never really had any time to focus on where to go. At one point (in a bridge level), I even lost track of which direction I came from and wasted to much time trying to figure it out. Going back to #2, free movement would help here as well.
4. Throughout the game, I noticed I was constantly twisting and turning my back to try and hold off all of the enemies. Now this may very well have been my own fault, and there may be a better approach to this that I didn't utilize, but it was very strenuous on my back.
5. Tracking using the aim controller was pretty poor. The gun would not stop veering to the right. Again, this may not necessarily be the fault of the game, though, as I know other games that use the aim controller have the same problem. Also, I found it often difficult to hit enemies that were more than 10 feet away from me. I don't know if I was just too far away or if the game just does a poor job at aim accuracy.
I'm honestly not even sure if I'm going to finish the rest of the game. If anyone wants to buy it from me, though, I'll consider all offers.
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