Rated 8 out of 10 by Nate Is Epic better than most
Everyone is giving this game a bad rap, but I think it is a very good game with some good ideas. I love the terrain deformation and all the awesome weapons. The music is kind of repetitive but thats okay. I love 3rd person shooters but I would never recommend this game over Gears of War 2 or Mass Effect. It's not the best 3rd person shooters ever but it has strengths and its weaknesses. It sticks out because of the modern day problems (global warming, stem cell research, etc) and that makes it cool in my opinion. I think that this game is different because you aren't fighting aliens and such(however the baddies do look like aliens but whatever). I had high hopes for this game and I wasn't that disappointed like most others. However if you had money for only one game and you really wanted a 3rd person shooters then definitely go for Gears of War 2. I like this game but not a lot of others do, so you should try the demo on xbox live or ps3 to see if it is right for you. It's an all around good game so you should definitely look into it!
Rated 2 out of 10 by DecentGamer Lame.
I bought this game because I thought it might be fun to alter the land. And to be honest, it kind of was. I thought I could handle the challenges everyone talked about. But, trust me, it is harder then you will have ever expected. Sure, you can make cover, but when an enemy turret is breaking it down that won't be reassuring to you. It won’t be reassuring either when you see newly-gained allies being shot down in a cutscene less than a minute after you receive them. I know it’s supposed to be a war, but wars aren’t usually fought 1 vs. 100 style. I died twice during the TUTORIAL. The freaking TUTORIAL! Save your money and spend it on Lost Planet or something else if you want a decent shooter. I might recommend it, but only to the most hardcore of gamers. It is in the gameplay and challenge department where these people fail. They even repeat the bosses! Lazy! Ground warping isn't nearly as fun once you realize that the cover you just created can be destroyed by a quarter of a round of machinegun fire. So save your time. Don't buy this game.
Rated 6 out of 10 by osquirey either best or worst
This is just one of those games that you're either gonna love, or you're gonna want to break it and yell at the developers. I personally did not like it very much, but i tried looking at it from different perspectives. It's a good idea, and it has a pretty decent story. It feels very similar to star wars. If you like star wars, you probably will like this game, but if you're not much of a futuristic sci-fi gamer, you probably won't like this game. The controls are a bit tricky at first and some of the latter levels get pretty challenging. The weapons are pretty creative, and the terrain alternation abilities are awesome at first, but latter they become a bit annoying. Like i said, this is a game that you're either gonna love or hate, not many people are gonna be in between. It's a game that depends a lot on your taste in gaming. I feel everyone should give this game a try-especially since it's very cheap-whether or not it's your type of game, you might be one of those that loves it. If you don't like it then it's not that bad because it's pretty cheap
Rated 10 out of 10 by hank316 A good game should have good reviews
First off I dont understand why this game has bad reviews, It's a GOOD GAME..I was spectical of it in beginning as well but now that I have it and played it it is a fun and a good game.It is a lot like gears of war minus chainsaw gun, dead space and mass effect combined into one game that is how it is too me,and I would bet that a lot of other gamers would say the same thing about it.The game has only 3missions but they are each pretty long missions they arent short. You can carry 2weapons at a time switch between the 2 and there are quite a few weapons in the game as well, and there is a lot of different things to do in game as well as drive a buggy with a michine gun turret on it. This game has a lot of things to do and a lot of enimies to take on. In all this is a great game with good graphics and pretty easy achievements if u like hearing the bling noise after achievements I know I do. Take care Bless ONE..
Rated 7 out of 10 by NewbornRiddler Good new ideas, but not great...
The game overall was actually pretty fun. I beat it in about 4 days, but thats just me. It was actually pretty challenging at times and became pretty frustrating. You get to a point where your trying to figure out what to do, but there arnt really any clues to tell you where to go or where to "dig" so youll be spending alot of time messing up the enviorment. The ability to change the evnviorment is actually the best part and the dullest part about the game. Its a cool concept, but gets old because there isnt much variation from making the ground go up or down. The enemies at times are challenging where theyll be in the ground and the only way to kill them is by shooting an underground grenade/torpedo thing. The weapons are cool and fun to use, but you tend to run out of ammo all to easily. The sound effects were cool, but for a huge war that is taking place thier isnt much noise around. The story isnt anything really new, but wasnt bad either. This game is cool in its own way, but not worth buying new. This is one of those games you play, you beat, you trade it back in.
Rated 9 out of 10 by The blind emerald dragon A good game for the most part
I would agree that this game is actually pretty good. True there could have been some things done better, such as sound and some of the graphic areas. Also the storyline may have been somewhat predictable, however it was good nonetheless! This game was really full of great ideas, even if they weren't carried out to the fullest potential, And of course there was room for improvement, but what game can't be improved? All-in-All I do think this was a good game, especially for me, someone who doesn't normally like Shooters. I would recommend this game to anyone who likes shooter games with a pretty neat Story line. If there was one major, major flaw in the whole game I picked up on, it was the sound that killed it for me. I urge everyone who likes shooting games to try this game and try to not focus on the sound, even though it can be at times a crucial part of gaming.
Rated 10 out of 10 by Niko2013 Another awesome installation to 3rd person games
Gameplay got a 10 because its very easy to get used to and master. it almost plays like gears of war but has an entirely different (and very entertaining) story. What I like most about this game as many other 3rd person shooters I play is that its not all run and gun. It involves tactic and in this case the utilization of environment bending abilities. You can create massive hills to push something out of your way or get higher up, create craters so you and your men gave a vantage point like a trench to pop out and fire when the enemy has the high ground. the weapons also involve the utilization of the environment which is awesome seeing as how you have to use them wisely not just spray and throw like a fanatic. over all I enjoy this game thoroughly and it as well as Gears of war 2 and Dark Sector got the 3rd person shooter to become my favorite type of game. Another great long lasting campaign with more than one mode and again you play it differently every time you play through. I suggest this to all of those who love bending the rules to fit their needs, prefer campaign over live play and who love using weapons and environments both to become a master war machine.
Rated 1 out of 10 by eglpiper9 Fracture or Fractured?
I saw this game in action first at Comic-Con this year, and at first glance, it looked like a good idea: reforming the terrain to give you a slight advantage over you enemies. However, the closer I looked at this game (once I played it) the worse it looked. Average controls, crappy music (why couldn't they get Martin O'Donnell to write music for them?), and the same formula as any other third person shooter. If you like 3rd person shooters, and haven't played it yet, play Gears of War and buy GOW 2, this fall. This game is not worth the $**, so if you still want to play it, buy it once it goes down, say $**. Overall, save your money and buy something else because this was one of the biggest disappointments of the year. Unless you are a masochist, or like really crappy games, then DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!
Rated 3 out of 10 by jnkbar Eh
About all you can say about this game is EH. Other than the terrain deformation, this game is a cookie cutter 3rd person shooter. You WILL get annoyed at the awful background music they use because it's the same ALL THE TIME. If you really enjoy 3rd person shooters then give this a whirl - personally I'm a bit disappointed with it just because there's nothing new here to see.Everything about this game oozes average: the story, the graphics, the music and the environments. They did however come up with some above average weapons there's one that shoots sub-terrain torpedos that you can detonate when you want unless they hit a rock.The terrain deformation is okay, however not executed as well as it could've been. Red Faction did it years ago and pulled it off way better.
Rated 0 out of 10 by The_Commentator Demo was surprisingly....good
I have played many demos as a happy xbox live member, but this one in particular surpassed my expectations greatly. I had low hopes for this game, as many games fell short of what they were supposed to turn out to be, timeshift being one. This game has extremely good graphics for the amount of actions happening at the same time. I.e) explosions, ground moving, grenades, firing, running, fire, destructable enviornment, etc. If your really picky with graphics this aint for you, but the overall gameplay and speed of it creates an epic experience to say the least. Overall, at its current stage, i give this game a 10/10. I say give it a chance because truely time will give us the outcome. Also if you have live i advise you to download the demo, its worth the 10min wait.