Product Type: Activision Xbox 360 games
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Fracture (Xbox 360)
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Fracture (Xbox 360)
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Fracture's hero, Jet Brody, loves nothing more then to soil himself in the middle of the battle. And by "soil himself" I mean "whip out his trusty terrain-deforming gun and shift some dirt" .
With a single zap(or multiple in succession), he can raise or lower the ground to his liking, creating enormous peaks or sizable troughs, thus changing the landscape of the battleground (hopefully) to his favour.
Its a ground breaking idea, literally if not conceptually, ad one that isimplementted with quite some success. The player can create impromptu mountains with which they can shield themselves from an incoming onslaught, create vantage points to pick off far away enemies, or launch the enemies into the air with a well placed shot beneath their feet.
Unfortunately, it would appear that the only other thing jotted down on Fracture's brainstorming list was a series of doodles of the publishers clutching bags of money, because the rest of Fracture is painfully ordinary and uneventful. Take the art direction, for example: although it looks nice enough (and a lot of work has gone into establishing the backstory of the world), it...well..., lets be honest, it could be any of up to 50 third person shooters releashed over the last five years. I couldent pick it out of a crowd of one.
The lack of inspritation stretches into the character design and the level design (which seems to have been severely hampered by the earth-bending mechanics). Its an interesting premise, but though a lack of vision, it has dug its own grave.
Summary: Fracture by name, fractured by nature. A compentent, complacent shooter.
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