Recommend at severe discount
Overview: Third Person Shooter
+ The only good thing about this game is that it has multiple weapons to choose from that can be purchased from a vendor in various locations in each level. You can also find upgrades throughout the level that you can customize your weapon of choice.
+ The boss battle are somewhat interesting only because the rest of the game is so repetitive in its design.
This game looks bland both artistically and technically. Each level looks and feels the same with very little variety between them. Textures seem washed out, characters are not very well detailed and the levels look very uninspired.
The story is mostly told in between levels. The story is very forgettable, characters are one dimensional and the dialogue leaves a lot to be desired. The main character is boring and uninteresting. The story feels like it was created after the game was made as an excuse to kill things.
The level design suffers from 'corridor shooter syndrome', you go through linear hallways until you get to a wide open area where you proceed to kill the enemies and then proceed to the next wide open area...over and over and over again.
The gameplay and combat only make matters worse, there is nothing wrong with it on a technical level, everything controls smoothly but the combat scenarios change very little throughout the entire game. Nothing interesting happens in combat. The main premise of the game is that you get a glaive that you can use on your enemies and solve puzzles. The glaive is fun to use and it does feel satisfying to decapitate your enemies. As you progress the glaive gets upgraded making it more powerful and useful to use in combat. However you can only carry one sidearm and one two handed weapon thus your strategy in each combat encounter changes very little.
To make matters worse enemy variety is also lacking. For the majority of the game you will face only two types of enemies, those that shoot at you and those that rush you. Every once in a while you face a third type of enemy that actually requires some strategy to take down, the problem is, these are introduced late game and are so few and far between it makes little difference in the end.
Everything about this game is average. It does everything right on a technical level but it feels so repetitive to play because there is little to no variety in the environment, enemies or combat scenarios. Getting this game on discount is the only way you will get your money's worth here.