Great game if your into Steam Punk!
Great game if you love Steam Punk don't list to the murderous children that only like PVP content games.
If you like the original Tomb Raider then you will love Damnation, there is a lot of "easy" puzzle type of playing to figure out so that you can advance through each level. We say it like Tomb Raider in a since that you must climb, jump, back flip, swing, jump through windows, climb ladders, climb poles, duck & dodge you way up down & all around to get through each zone. Find hidden secretes, & you do all this in a Steam Punk world. there is lots of gun fights and steam solders out to get you.
Ok now for the bad new, the game graphics us not cutting edge, the gun fighting is a bit tough being the the steam powered solders can kill you in just a few shots and it takes a clip from you to take just one down. The only "One Shot Kill" weapons you have is the Steam Sniper Rifle, and the Rail Road Spike Steam Bolt gun. Unfortunately ammo for these weapons are far & few between so use them wisely.
Co-Op Is a blast my husband & I play together on X-Box live and its true CO-OP Campaign mode. Its Kind of like army of two where you have to help each other out and flank your enemies. always good to have someone draw the attention as the other sneaks behind and catch the Steam solders in a killing box cross fire.
In conclusion; The game play is ok, the graphics are a bit old tech, story is fun, co-op is lots of fun, its a "True Steam Punk Genre" gun play is a bit rough, Lots of climbing, jumping and puzzles to make it intriguing.
Cool idea for a third person shooter
This third person shooter mixed with an action platformer is a new take on this type of game. It can be hard to control at sometimes but is an alright game.
Not worth the cash
It just isn't so many other games. The entire thing feels rushed. Outside the storyline/history (which is very cool) the game fails at every stage. Forget the bugs and glitches (and they are plenty). The battle is so disconnected from any story, you just don't care. The motorcycle action makes no sense at all. and viewing enemies around you becomes impossible. (fortunately you have a girl on the back who can't shoot straight) The spirit sight (seeing enemies through walls) is cool but there's even a 'loading' pause before that takes effect. reloading any weapon is a pain, Awful voicework throughout, and if you're looking for "Scaling expansive environments with some parkor or urban exploring" just get prince of persia or prototype (so so) or infamous (PS3) Not worth a purchase.
An western style steam punk shooter combined with a little "tomb raider style" acrobatics and wall crawling. Not to sure what I expected, but, this game fell kinda short for me. The graphics are not all that great. The game-play is clunky and slow. There is no auto-aiming, some people may like that for the challenge, but the way its set-up makes it harder than it should be. When you are losing health the screen gets progressively blurry making it hard to continuing fighting even in cover. Oh and the cover system, not all that great. Gears of War, Mass Effect and Army of Two have in my opinion great cover systems, but Damnation has a very poor one. I was still getting hit standing (or crouching) behind a column or wall. Which is frustrating during a fire fight. Its also funny because wasn't this a mod of the Unreal engine? You would think it may have retained some essence of Gears, it doesn't at all.The story however is fairly decent not award winning, but, compelling. I would say at best this game is a renter or a buy used and return for credit when done.
Gears + Prince of Persia + Epic Fail = Damnation
This game looks like what it tried to do was mix the action style shooting from gears of war with the jumping and finesse from prince of persia, but when they put the two together they got a steamy pile of a waste of $**. To start, the controls are horrible....who would make a third person shooter where you cant take cover behind walls and shoot...the best you can do is just duck down under a ledge. The aiming is extremely clunky and goes all over the screen....the AI is about as advance as an 80 year old blind man going from running around in circles to just standing there, but one of the worse things is when your AI partner gets knocked out it doesnt tell you where they are...you have to go search for him and revive him.The voice acting is also terrible, I will have to rank it right up there with two worlds, and the story for it is even worse. This game was going in the right direction, its just to bad they didnt put enough effort and money into it or they would of got more than 8 people to buy the game. I am so glad I didnt buy this, cause if I did I would be burning it right now.
AVOID AT ALL COST
DON'T GO NEAR THIS GAME! It is horrible, and i don't know why i even bought it in the first place. DON'T MAKE THAT MISTAKE. NEVER BUY THIS GAME!!!!!
Not as bad as you think
The first 10 min of the game is ok all you do is alot of jumping and climbing but soon after the first 10min you really get into the game. At first I was seeing what everyone was talking about this game and I have bought it when it first came out and I didn't open it and was going to take it back and get my money back then I decided I would give it a chance even though alot say it's a worthless game and I disagree. Like most games that sound great and find out there not but I say alot of people spend countless hours making a game and you should give any game a chance like this one and then find out to be a game that you can't put down. I say that if anyone wants to try a different game that this is the one for you. The story line is great and so is everything else about this game.
A Unique And Interesting Premise Is All But Destroyed
I can most certainly appreciate what new developer Blue Omega was trying to accomplish with their debut title, but once I picked up the controller I was in for a HUGE rude awakening as Damnation has turned out to be one of the very worst games in the 360/PS3 era. I really dug the setting of a steampunk industrialized civil war era but thats ONLY about it as far as positives go. First lets start with the graphics. This is to be the UGLIEST unreal engine game that I have ever seen. I understand that graphics dont make the game...but when its running on the most used and arguably most powerful game engine today the look of this game is INEXCUSABLE. Bland landscapes, weak character designs, muddy/simple textures...everything here is piss poor. The frame rate is also terrible as it would constantly take dips when just moving from one area to the next. Characters feel very stiff with weird animations, and the controls range from passable to annoying at times. Do I really need to HOLD RB and press A EVERY SINGLE time I want to jump off a pole? Really? Voice acting is also pretty terrible, weapons feel as if they barely inflict damage since enemies take a good amount of bullets before dying, multiplayer is practically nonexistent since absolutely NO ONE is playing this online...the list could honestly go on but I think (or at least hope) that I've made my point. If you POSITIVELY MUST play this game I would wait off until the inevitable price drop...and I'm talking about the *** range. Anything higher than that for Damnation is a travesty. It feels broken and rushed from top to bottom.
My wife and I are advate Co-op gamers and we were dying to play Damnation (The name alone hooked us). We were expecting action along the lines of Darkwatcher with ton of action but unfortunately this game did not live up to it's billing. The acrobates seem to be the highlight of this game because outside of that the game is slow and plotting. You spend 75% of the game climbing walls, jumping from building to build and roaming around, crashing through windows and trying to find routes to the next level. It's a poor man Tomb Raider minus the eye candy, and that's being nice. Fire fights are few and far between and they last all of, LITERALLY 15 secs. The enemies in this game just stand around while you mow them down. The AI is horrible the enemies don't evade fire and they lack any real aggression I just walk up to one and let her rip with no resistance. You catch them from the back and they won't even turn to return fire, This game for me was a waste of money and I'll be trading it in ASAP. I wouldn't even recommend it as a renter. Honestly the game is boring and slow "Buyer Beware". Oh, and the Prescot audio loop that says the same thing over and over gets annoying after a while.
This game is awful
Do not buy it or even rent it everything is performed badly and there are bugs everywhere. Read gamespot.com review and game informers they will agree completely with this revew. It happens to have a interesting story but you don't get it from time to time because it tends to jump around a lot. The graphics are not awful but the gameplay graphics do not sure the next gen capability. The coolest thing about this game is the cover. It looks sweet. That is the whole reason I rented the game. So if you are looking for a game to play on the side from all the big titles. I do no recommend this one as being a choice. Better yet not even a consideration. All around I would give this game a 2 out of 10, this game really needs some work. Just get another game, save some money and time.