This weird dream again, deja vu!
EYE is unlike any game you will play. Some games teeter on the edge of madness. EYE jumps in headfirst, dragging you kicking and screaming into its surreal world. And when you come crawling out of its pool of LSD dreams and dialogue that makes you question your existence, you realize you had a great time all along, and jump back in.
A fair warning: The game's mechanics are poorly explained, but instead of this being as big of a disappointment as you might think, many people in the community will agree that's part of the experience. Everyone loads up EYE and knows absolutely nothing about what they're getting into. And while you're trying to learn the mechanics, you will be faced with introspective dialogue, tight gunplay, and chopping monsters and people into little bits with your sword(s). Everything from the character creation to the way the game is played is left up to the player to figure out, The weapons are all fun to use, with giant hammers, sniper rifles, assault rifles, SMGs, pistols, and swords all making their debut.
You can customize your character in many ways. Do you want to play an engmatic hacker who sticks to the shadows with cyber technology cloaking his every movement, wielding a sniper rifle to deal death from afar? Or would you rather play a tank character with a minigun, Heavy armor, and three swords? How about a fast moving swordsman with cyber legs upgraded for super jump, wielding dual pistols and a submachine gun for those fast-paced gun fights? All of these are possible, though it will take either a couple playthroughs or reading some guides to figure out how. There are some heavy RPG elements like branching dialogue, character stats and upgrading, research, a magic system, and customization.
Co-op is a blast, though unfortunately most of the online community is dead. When I played there were only a handful of servers and only one or two of those were not password-protected or PvP. Many times these mindless co-op matches would devolve into my allies and I running around with our medkit syringes, trying to use their overdose function to blow up tiny npc critters.
The level design is massive. You can spend a fair amount of time simply exploring one grimy street corner to another. There are also optional sidequests and characters throughout most levels. Many times these characters will reward you with research or money.
For the current price ($10.00) definitely worth your time. It may not be the most polished game, but it's quite memorable, and I have yet to play another FPS like it.
Things to consider when purchasing this game:- It is not the most polished. Don't expect great graphics (however the gameplay is fine, with little to no bugs encountered)
- It may require viewing all the tutorial videos included in the game or reading guides to understand some of the core mechanics
- online multiplayer (both PvE and PvP) is mostly dead.
- There is the potential for multiple playthroughs/replayability8/10
I have no idea what's going on, there's insanity everywhere, and my legs are OK.