Product Type: Activision PS3 games
Newest Review: ... has spread over New York. You can be a good guy or a bad guy. It's all up to you. You don't choose your character and there isn't a k... more
A game about a cold?
Member Name: blazeybug
Advantages: An interesting experience
Disadvantages: You will lose weeks on this game
In this game, the "hero," is Alex /mercer, a man that cannot remember anything about himself but finds himselfwith strange abilities. As the game progresses you find out his past and what happened to him to aquire these abilities. As you find out about these abilities the city of New York gets infected by a virus (that is very similar to the resident evil T virus). I will go no more into the plot and spoil it for those who have not yet played.
The game itself is based in a representation of New York (never been so don't know how accurate it is) which is a free running paradise, lots of tall buildings and places to hide and "change" (shape shift).
Graphically the game doesn't run 1080p, instead running at 720, which to the modern gamer is almost an insult, however the game play is smooth, the cut scenes are interesting and the city is colourful. The only minor bug bear is that all the enemies look identical bar 2 or 3 varieties and there are far too many taxis.
The game play itself is twitchy, lots of button varieties to do lots of things which makes trying to remember some essential moves very difficult indeed, however it is possible to button mash your way through it without too much hassle.
The game length is very long, it will take you more than a week to complete, be prepared for the long haul, and to complete fully will take an age.
Would very much recommend this game to anyone, just keep in mind it is very long!
Summary: A good game but nothing amazing