I bought the PS3 edition a year or two before purchasing the PC ported game. After worrying for hours how it would play, smoothly or choppy, on my ASuS laptop...
The game worked beautifully and dare I say even faster on here. The game has a lovely story as always, and after quitting the PS3 edition because of hatred to the controller gameplay, I am happy to say I will perservere and finally beat this god damn game. Here's the pros and cons:
- Interesting Story
Isaac Clarke has been admitted to a psychiactrics ward where he must escape. But beyond there, it's a terrifying nightmare that pushes your tolerance to the ultimate limits.
- Great Graphics
Even for the worst computers, the graphics really stand out and work well for the game. The characters, being the most important in terms of detail, are stunning to say the least.
Every survival game needs weapons. Well, except for Outlast™ and a few select others. Anywho, the weapons really stand out and are unique. They a small part consists of makeshift weapons, such as a surgical lazer and fire extinquisher. the rest are things like pulse rifles and spear guns, which are really cool as well.
- Save, Shop, and Store Stations
This game would be horrifically hard without the features you find repeating in the areas of your journey. These are of course the save station, the item shop, the bench, and the numerous stasis chargers you find. The save station is pretty self explanitory, being where you can save your game. The item shop is where you can store items, buy items, and sell items. It's really needed for a game of this stature. The bench is useful too, giving you a place to upgrade armor and weapons, kinda like the enchanting table from Minecraft™.
Every game has glitches, it's unavoidable. Even then, this goes in the list. I haven't run into many, but a few have been tht I found enemies stuck in walls and scenery, and falling through elevators happened on one rare occasion. Even then, it doesn't break immersion and this isn't that bad. It's actually kinda.. funny.
I know whatcha thinking; "Dood. How cud multiplayar b bad!?". Well, it's not the basic idea, the gameplay, or the entire thing itself. It's the lack of people. If you want to buy this game, don't do it for the sake of multiplayer. It's not going to work if you randomly match, and for that you should get a console release. But if you REALLY wanna play multiplayer, get a large group of friends (4-8) and then you're set.
I'll update this as I continue playing. Right now, the rating it a 8/10.