Excellent shooter. Highly recommend
Set in a "somewhat postapocalyptic" soviet environment this is a classic First person shooter with some "super-powers" added besides the usual guns. Gameplay is reminiscent of Bioshock, while the setting and atmosphere are close to Metro 2033.
You play as an american soldier sent to investigate closed down and abandoned Soviet facility, where you uncover mistery E99 element and events follow.
What I really liked about the game:
-The gameplay is very solid. You have good amount of different, well-designed weapons (the game keeps giving you new ones right until the end, that way it keeps things interesting). Also you have some superpowers (not from beginning but quite early into the game you get your first one) and the list of the things you can do grows. Timeshift bubble, aging opponents, impulsing all around you, telekinesis. All that good stuff. Overall, the shooting part is fun and makes you feel like a bad-♥♥♥. The 'puzzles' won't take
-The setting. Very gruesome, graphic. Reminiscent of Metro but more "paranormal" stuff.
What is not particularly great but holds up:
-The story. It's pretty linear and straightforward for a game about time-travel and altering history/future, but still it is enjoyable and grips you until the end. The game even has 3 endings, but they are basically the same, just different cut-scenes in the end and you can replay last 1 minute of the game to see them all.
What I disliked:
-For a game that's been out for like 2 years already there's too many bugs. I've had to restart the game around 5 times due to game-breaking bugs (NPCs stuck or disappearing, doors not opening e.t.c) and the thing is - I've wasted good amount of time in each of those instances to figure out that something is wrong. Once there was a sequence where a girl opened some door and I needed to defend her from monsters. Well, the thing got stuck and the monsters spawned endlessly and I couldn't undestand that something is wrong until I wasted all my bullets, medkits, e99 energy and they just killed me (I wasted around 10-15 minutes I think) and after restart the process ended in like 3 monsters and 15 seconds.
All in all, solid title. Recommend to play it if you like shooters, enjoyed Metro 2033 and/or Bioshock.