A really nice game if you want an action-packed adventure with some environmental exploration and great freedom of approach.
The thermal energy mechanic might take a little while to get used to, but as soon as you wrap your head around it you'll be feeling like a real scavenger, looking around for every container and such, to get that glowing liquid that lets you survive, and you might also want to optimize your ammo usage for that extra survival flavour.
The setting is very fascinating,although its background is too vaguely described.
Enemies are varied and have cool designs, and they are quite aggressive and will swarm you if you're not careful.
Bosses are usually huge and ensue epic battles.
There are some cool weapons, but the best feature is the robots, there are different models that handle differently and have special moves and abilities, very nice. The stronger the robot, the more thermal energy it consumes, so it's all balanced and you gotta be a good player to survive.
The grappling hook is very cool, you can do some nifty tricks with it, too bad that the game doesn't mention them in any way.
There are some collectibles, not sure what they are for since I didn't look for them.
Sniping makes the game easier but I recommend it on some very hard parts of the game, e.g. you on foot vs. 6 robots and 12 soldiers.
It's playable with m&k, very very enjoyable, only the last "corridor" suffers from this layout.
The multiplayer in this version seems to be unusable, what a pity.
Had problems running it in dx10 with my 7870, played it in dx9 without problems, all to the max at 1920x1080.
All in all an excellent shooty-shoot fest with a good japanese flavour that gives it a feel of a lovingly crafted capcom game.
Took me 12 hours to play the campaign on normal, I'm an explorative player though, no point in rushing the experience. So if you're an ocd zergling it will probably last less.
Postat: 28 Noiembrie 2013