Binary Domain is looking awesome!
"Where does the machine end and humanity begin?"
The story seems pretty interesting, the premise alot like Bladerunner's theme of 'artificial' humans. In this game, them robots aka "hollow children", seemed to have grown up thinking they were human and gotten imbedded into society, but all on the 'down-low'. How messed up is that, right?
"...for humanity in 2080 AD Tokyo, Japan. The Amada Corporation breaks Geneva Code, Clause 21, by creating humanoid robots that believe themselves to be human. These so-called Hollow Children have infiltrated the human population, blurring the lines between man and machine..... Are the robots becoming more human, or are humans becoming more like machines? "
Some of the footage from the more recent videos of this game did remind me of Vanquish, which was an awesome game!
(Oh - If you play Vanquish like, let's say, Gears of War style you're doing it wrong. ;) )
Tanget - The ARS suit in Vanquish was so friggin incredible!
Anyway, the more recent videos of Binary Domain looks very nice.
It looks like they added multiplayer modes as the reviews for Vanquish were usually dinged for not having it, despite being designed to be a really awesome single player experience. grrr.
But i'm really looking forward to this game. Preordered!
Thank you SEGA, hope this game exceed expectations. yeah I loved Vanquish!
Can't Wait for Binary
From killing robots, to consequence systems, to the nitty and gritty multiplayer, it's hard NOT to be excited for this game! It seems to be the current pinnacle of J-shooters coming across the pond for those wishing for good shooting but J-style storytelling. For those who loved Vanquish, this is the same company (SEGA) who are behind the wheels of developing it, and you can see some of the Vanquish traits hold over. For those who enjoyed the Lost Planet: EC/Colonies/2 multiplayer will see similarities in how the MP modes are handled, played, and I could swear some of the player models look Crimson Pirates lol. If you want something that is similar to the RAGE of the Lost Planet series, but don't want to be disappointed by the somewhat shallow plot, I highly recommend checking out Binary Domain due to the enhanced (and almost Mass Effect-like) branching storyline based on their "Consequence System". The game feels great, looks great, and will be great as far I'm concerned...and the Multiplayer Pack from Gamestop just seems like extra icing on an already awesomely delicious cake. Even IGN said this will knock some of the TPS garbage coming from our side of the pond, I can't wait to get my hands on this, and I am not too far away from preordering this for the Multiplayer Pack, the extra content is attractive to say the least. Pretty much day one for me.
Give it a try.......
This game is fairly simple to review. While it is nothing to start telling anyone who will listen about, it is an enjoyable. The graphics are good. Nothing that will blow your mind but solid. The gameplay is simple and fun. There are a few weapons choices and you can upgrade your main weapon throughout the game. The controls are easy. The size of the manual will show you that, about 3 pages of info. The sound was ok but I got a little tired of the dialogue. In battle there are some phrases that get repeated over and over. The story isn't too bad. they do a good job of filling you in and keeping you understanding why you are fighting. While I am not comparing this game to Gears of War, it kind of reminds me of Gears of War meets I, Robot. I would say once you finish the game (and I have not yet), there probably isn't a whole lot of replay value. Overall, the game is simple to play and fun. I would say any casual gamer who likes shooters would enjoy the game. I don't know the length yet but might be a good rental instead of purchase.
Binary Domain goes back to the fun arcade style games Sega was known for. This is exactly why I picked it up. It's actually a lot of fun, and is a cover based shooter like Gears of War, except in this case you are fighting robots. The enemies can all have different body parts blown off which makes the battles more interesting, as they adapt to attacking when they lose limbs. The best part of this by far are the boss fights. They are HUGE bosses, and the fights with them are some of the most fun I've had. At times it feels like boss fights are a lost art in some games, but Binary Domain gets it right, and makes them challenging, but also a lot of fun.
Even the demo is a 10 out of 10
I was already stoked for the game as it was then the demo became available on PSN on 2/14/12 and i downloaded it, it was amazing, its like a more hardcore version of the Army of Two games which are amazing as well. If you're thinking of buying this game, don't think, just buy it.
A game not worth missing.
This game may resemble some aspects/game mechanics of 'Gears of War' but I can assure you (coming from a tournament player from GoW and MGO) it is really shaping up to have an edge over GoW:
•Consequence System (Character progression/fate outcome)
•Procedural Damage (Strategic/ Tactical Shooting) •Familiar control-scheme
•Big area’s for Bosses
•Intelligent/ Relentless/ Persistent A.I.
•Clever Boss Battles
•Decent Sized Multi-Player maps
Binary Domain aka Vanquish 2
Game,gameplay looks good, graphics look awesome... but looks a lot like Vanquish.. they should of put more time into a Vanquish 2 title if they were gonna make a game similar to it. I know the storyline is gonna be way different but they still got the robots trying to take over everything and the gameplay looks A LOT! like vanquish if you ever seen it. Vanquish was just plan awesome,out of the t.v non-stop action game but this game...maybe not as much. But you can't tell a book by its cover but in this case a game by its trailer.
A Beautiful Shooter
Don't know what the haters are talkin about, this game is sick. Fast paced, action packed, what more could u ask for. Please don't compare to everyone's favorite shooter and give Sega some credit, they're underated and makes some very good games.
Truly it is, but the voice commands are completely shot. I use a Turtle beach PX22 headset and even with it it rarely gets the voice commands correct. Without them the game is playable and quite interesting. However, it's just another 3rd person shoot-em-up with futuristic technology. The concept of being able to shout orders and interact with your team via voice commands is amazing. If only it would actually work. Each level gets harder and harder, and it frequently has the exact same enemies over and over, but at the same time it adds more enemies and in different combinations so you don't really have time to sit around. The gameplay is fresh, it sounds great, but I haven't finished the game yet cause it's starting to get boring. It's worth a play-through, but it's not worth the frustration and straight out ignorant AI who can't follow orders. The enemy is quite smart, but your so called team makes you do everything yourself for the most part. I've bled out multiple times trying to get my team to heal me, yet the run around like 2 year olds with fake guns. I hate saying this, but Call of Duty has better friendly cooperation. I've been gaming for 20 years and this is the first time I've ever rage quit due to friendly AI being stupid, and voice command that's so unusable that when I say "Help" it registers as "I got this, you guys can leave it all to me while I'm dying."
WOW! Not expecting such an awesome game.
I have never written a review before and I want people to know how awesome this game is. It has a awesome story, fun gameplay and cool characters. The best part of this game is the destruction of the robots when you shoot them. Multiplayer is forgettable with your basic TDs and Domination as well as a horde mode. Hardly any online players but amazing single player that every gamer should check out