I bought this game a long time ago and got about halfway, at that point I gave my old Xbox to my little sister and effectively ceased playing. Flash forward to 2012 and now I'm here with a review for anyone interested.
And perhaps I'm a little late to the party but I wanted to take the time out to review this game anyway.
Nice spacey type menu's. They lag a little and that somewhat detracts, but overall it conveys the futuristic setting the game is set in nice way. The upgrade system could have been better, I often made choices I didn't intend on doing.
Pure Sci-Fi. I loved the sounds that this game made. The weapons sounded unique. The functional sounds of the environments were inventive. The dialogue is some of the best I've ever heard in a game. The music was pulse pounding.
This game has plenty of cool visuals. From the the space scenes, to the alien landscapes, to the architecture. The graphics are sophisticated and well done. Only nagging feature is that there is some pop in, even during cut-scenes
This is a third person shooter style game and suits the subject better so than any other presentation. The shooting action feels great and you can easily access many options during the fight. It combines RPG elements with shooting elements. This is a very modern game.
The story feels more important than the action and that''s the point. The story is epic and should be read into at every turn. Read every journal and codex entry, it pulls you in and doesn't let go.
If I had to point out faults it would be that squad controls arn't exactly perfect and sometimes the movement of some things feels cumbersome.
I had an amazing experience with this game. If your a persons who ignores story lines and mostly appriciates game mechanics, this game is not for you but it should be.
This game had everything in it that makes me love a game. I will definitely hold this game up there among the likes of other great games I have played in the past. Do play.
FINAL SCORE: 9.5