Sega has won my heart, again.
Binary Domain will be the cybernetic super power in video game history. This game provides a common squad based third person shooter, while illuminating bright and humorous characters. The characters are put into a, "Rust Crew", a squad of mercenaries from selected countries to hunt out Hollow Children which are basically cyborgs. This takes them threw the underground of Tokyo where the poorest of humans live in the slums. If the high speed chases, jet skiing, and fighting robotic giants don't attract you to this game you do not have a pulse. The basic overview of Binary Domain is like i-Robot, but it doesn't suck. This game has made me fall head over heels for Sega and can't wait to see a possibility of a great sequel!
Epic from start to finish
What is their to say beyond that this game is awesome from game play to graphics to even a pretty good story line for a shooter. And that it will never get the attention and props it deserves since it isn't a house hold brand name shooter. Pick this one up if your a 3rd person shooter fan. You will not be disappointed not by a long shot. I hope it sells well enough to see a sequel.
this game is sic im telling u i love this game i havent beat this game yet but i had to stop and do this review so the people reading this wont miss out any longer im playing it on the hardest setting and let me tell u its fun and challeging without being frustrating its a 3rd person shooter with an i robot theme times 20 the storyline is awesome gameplay is smooth as butter if u like mw3 gears of war 3 switch ur controller settings to scout before u start. also u can upgrade weapons for every teammate and its not like u have to control them they do there thing u can just give them simple commands if u want its not like ghost recon believe me i hate them team based shooter games the most u have to to with a teammate is revive them if they run out of health packs this game is well worth 60 bucks ive been playing for 4 hours and i dont think i even scratched the surface GO GET THIS GAME!!!!!!!
Im definitely gonna preorder this. this game looks cool and has good graphics. Looks like terminator crossed with I,robot
Binary Domain - Biggest Surprise of 2012
Binary Domain is no mere Gears of War clone, I assure you. Binary Domain, unlike Gears of War, offers slightly more variety, a better character cast, well written and sometimes humorous dialogue, and a very cool sci-fi story that trounces Gears of War. Binary Domain doesn't feel like a Gears of War game, it feels like a classic Sega game with modern sensibilities and a ton of heart and character. The gameplay handles well and is about what you'd expect from a third-person shooter. It feels like Vanquish with more heft to it. The graphics are very nicely detailed and the robots are wonderfully designed. The sound is excellent due to some very fun voice acting. I recommend buying this game and supporting a brand new IP with some heart and character.
Great gameplay, great story...just a great game
Let's get the bad out of the way: occasionally, the vocal synchronization is a bit off, usually when looking from a distance at a character speaking during a cutscene. It's infrequent at best, but noticeable if you're watching closely. Also, the weapon system is a bit shallow: a la Gears of War, you get two guns, a pistol, and a grenade set, but your primary weapon (an assault rifle) is permanent, and it's the only one of your weapons you can upgrade (there's no weapon cache system, so you can't save guns you find and like).
And that's the bad stuff. Let's move on to the good stuff. And my God, is there a lot of good stuff.
The gameplay is well-polished and brilliantly executed. Battlefields are set up well to allow multiple avenues of attack, and enemy AI is aggressive and adaptive. Similarly, the enemies you'll face are astonishingly diverse, and virtually all of them feel unique, even the different classes of mook (who are easy to tell apart by appearance and color).
I'm a sucker for good storytelling, and Binary Domain does an amazing job telling a story. Its characters are well-voiced and believable, and every one of them is memorable in some way. And I'm astonishingly happy (and astonished to *be* happy) to say that one of your female squadmates isn't good looking. In a similar vein, she wears the same uniform as her male compatriot, which was a farcry from some of the 'female versions' of military uniforms that I've seen in games.
There's a romance subplot, and not only is it integral to the plot, it's actually *believable*. You see it develop over the course of the game, and by the end, you actually accept that the characters care about each other. And considering the rough start that some members of the squad get early on, being able to actually see them develop trust in one another is a real sight to see.
The gameplay uses voice commands to control your squad (you can opt not to use them, if you like), and they work remarkably well. The orders are fairly simple, but effective. It doesn't feel gimmicky or shoe-horned in like a lot of motion/voice control stuff often does.
Look, I can't recommend this game enough. It came out of the blue for me, and I was fully prepared for the possibility that it would stab me in the back like 'Shadowrun' did a few years back, or 'Syndicate' did a few short days prior (though to a much lesser degree). It's got a great story, a long gameplay length, which is easily replayable at any chapter/subchapter you choose (for unlockables, achievements, etc), which can then be continued until the end of the game if you wish, and I couldn't have been happier with it.
...also, I desperately want a sequel. Unlike a lot of games that get them, this one not only deserves it, but has the chance for one to go in a new but nonetheless fun direction, a la Resident Evil 4. So please, for your own sake and mine, get this game. You won't regret it. If nothing else, get it to justify reading all the way to this line of this unreasonably long review.
I played the demo and it is INSANE. The voice command is AWESOME!!!!! The game is just fun and exciting and action-packed! It a mixture of Mass Effect and Gears of War mixed with Terminator. Game looks amazing, and i can't wait to get it, I would rate it 9.5!
Very nice -9
Im writing this review based off of the single player campaign as i have not played the multiplayer. But the single player campaign is excellent. I am about 4-6 hours in and it is reminicent of Gears of War 3, but different enough to make this a completely seperate game. First off, you can respond to your CPU teamates by voice command, a nice feature (although somewhat sketchy -7), the game play is very exciting, even having to run through the debris of a building falling around you (not a spoiler), Gameplay is very responsive (9), Graphics are easily a 10, the game is beautiful. Great game, recommended.
Amazing and Original
The very first good thing about this game is that the story is something you can actually love. Most shooters do not import that into their titles. The third-person system worked very efficiently the graphics were amazing. I love how each type of creature was unique and you weren't just fighting 2 different types. Some were weak but fast, some were powerful but slow, and others were just like soldiers. I also loved how shooting the robots in the head was not always and insta-kill. You could actually take them out limb by limb. Much better than expected.
Meh! with a capital M
I just played the single player demo. Bottom line is is that this game is probably going to be very mediocre. The graphics the gameplay all of it screamed mediocrity. Im not saying they are terrible Im just saying that I got pretty bored with what I was playing. I have seen all of these things done so much better in games like gears and pretty much any other 3rd person shooter. It was fitting that the demo is short.
The AI is some of the worst I have seen. The enemy robots kept running right past me and then my teamates behind me wouldn't do a dang thing even though it would me 2 feet away from them. One actually was able to find me after going past me but failed to hit me after unloading a clip at me and then running up to give me a kick. The pathetic thing was is that all of this happened at point blank range. I just sat there kind of shocked at what was happening.
The other enemies would just stand in one spot and wait for me to unload on them rarely ever moving.
Add all this to the gameplay not being all that great and this demo encouraged me not to want to play the actual game when it comes out. I really doubt the whole game will be much different.