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This games was on my wish list when I first heard of it. But I didn't pick it up when it did come out as it was shadowed by other games of the time. But when I saw it cheap I decided that I would fulfil my promise and get it.
Global warming has ruined the world we live in. half the world is under water and supplies are hard to come by. So inevitable a war brakes out between 2 sides. One side (pacific) decides to fool around with their DNA to become super human. Your side however (Atlantic) fuses itself with robots to try and get the edge. And so a sc-fi battle rages on and your thrown in at the deep end.
Fractures main selling point is the ability to control the terrain around you. For example you could raise the ground to get a high sniping point to get to a door while you could lower the ground to make a crater to hide in or to get under something. This at first is fun but you soon realise that this is not needed and it becomes tedious doing what the game "puzzles" where you just spend a while fooling around with the terrain. This game would have been better without this ability in as the points were it is used seem forced and put of place and don't really slide into the game play.
The graphics are of a good standard and the shine of the guns is very good. The glowing lines that come with terrain changing however look cheap and tacky, another reason why the game would have been better with out it. The lighting is very good but explosions don't seem to have all that much power. The AI really is stupid and makes no tactical movements they just stand in plane sight begging to be shot.
Would have been better if the AI had been sorted out and the terrain changing abilities taken out.
Fast-forward to the year 2161, where ecological and seismological disasters have radically altered the planet's landscape, and a clash in ideologies places society on the threshold of war. Set foot on the frontlines as Mason Briggs, a demolitions expert fighting for the Atlantic Alliance. Pitted against the genetically enhanced soldiers of the Pacifican army, you will experience a revolution in 22nd-century warfare. In utilizing the core gameplay mechanic of Fracture, a destructive technology known as Terrain Deformation, you are equipped with an arsenal of futuristic weaponry to strategically reshape your surroundings on the fly. Every action you perform dynamically reshapes the earth.