In a world where Terminators are mass produced, and nobody even knew they existed, your job is to find out who's behind this and put a stop to it...
Story: 8/10 SEGA... publishing a shooting game? WHAT?! Okay, first off, Binary Domain's story starts off pretty standard, Japan turns out to be producing human-like robots which violates the law, and it's your job to find proof and bring the distrubutor to justice, although along the way there are a LOT of twists and turns. It makes you think of what'd happen if we DO get to that point where man and machine aren't distinguishable from one-another... As many others say it's like playing a movie. It sort of drags you in to being the badass "Survivor" that everyone loves to hate. The world itself is pretty interesting, a futuristic Neo-Tokyo style, and pretty much all your enemies are robots! Or "Scrap-heads" in this case. I've just finished the story myself, and clocked in about 12 hours of Steam time with it. I may have to go through parts of it again because there are actually multiple endings. Whew, man things get heavy. The diolouge itself is kind've mediocre, but there are some good jokes and one-liners that'll make you chuckle, and the characters don't stand out too much, but this game doesn't take itself too seriously, and it makes it better for it.
Gameplay: 6/10 The gameplay can be frustrating if you don't set up your controller right, turn the sensitivity down a notch, make sure your buttons are set up, and don't bother trying to use a mic, just keep it off. It may be a feature, but it's poorly innovated in this game, sorry. You can give orders just fine with the buttons. But people complaining about the gameplay probably haven't fine-tuned their settings, if you aren't lazy, you can make this game just as playable as any other TPS. I hope you like assault-rifles though, that'll be your main weapon most the time but you can switch it up. The gameplay can be a bit repetitive, though there are sections that change things up a bit. (e.g. sliding down a wall, riding on jet-skis) Often times it felt like an off-rails shooter, since it's completely linear with a few hidden things to collect if that's your thing. The bosses are kind've interesting too, there are a few ones that switch things up from standard run n gunning, though most of them can be powered through as long as you don't take too many hits, they hit HARD! So it's a lot of evasion/cover running around trying not to get hit, while turning to aim and shoot back at the enemy. And just when I thought I haven't seen any new enemies in a while, a new type showed up to keep things a bit more interesting, it is kind of a thrill-ride wanting to know what the heck's gonna happen next, while being a part of the action to keep things moving. There are even multiple endings which are dependent on your trust levels with your teammates. Unfortunately, the online is dead, so if you're looking for the next multiplayer experience, you'd best move along.
Overall: 7/10 If you like Third person shooters, even if you aren't a fan of them, but you like things like robots, Japan, technology, you'll like this game, it's a fun ride, and for 15 bucks, it'll keep you entertained more than the story of the latest COD, that's for sure. I had to write a review because this game is actually pretty unique, I wish there were more like it, and more polished out there.