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Fracture (Xbox 360)
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Fracture (Xbox 360)
Date: 08/08/09, updated on 08/08/09 (5 review reads)
Advantages: Terrain deformation, story has interesting concept
Disadvantages: Frustrating AI, bland hero
Fracture is an action game from Lucasarts proving that they do make more than the occasional Star Wars game!
The story is set in the future and the USA has been split into two factions the Atlantic Alliance and the Pacificans they both end up at war and it is upto Jet Brody, one of the most bland protagonists around to save the day! The concept of the story was quite interesting as it is set it what could happen in reality, with global warming, DNA alterations and cybernetics all being present.
The games main innovation comes in the form of a gun that lets you deform the terrain, you can either raise or lower it to get over and under obstacles as well as allowing you to create some instant cover from enemy gunfire. It is visually very striking and fun to use too.
When in combat you will be equipped with the standard tools from the armoury of the future expect assault rifles, shotguns, pistols and like you have been using in every shooter since Doom. They are reasonable fun to mess around with and there are some cool things like vortex grenades which creates a tornado that tears apart the environments and enemies when its thrown into the mix.
My main frustration with this game is how cheap the enemies can sometimes be hitting you with pinpoint accuracy the second you pop out of cover making some fights really tedious as you slowly whittle down the hoards.
Graphically the game is sound and everything has good detail to it, modifying the terrain is no doubt the best looking thing on show though and is very cool to see though the novelty does wear off the more you play.
Fracture is a fun 8 hour shooter that is reasonably fun while it lasts. The game isn't mind blowing but it's definitely worth at least a rent.
Summary: A good third person shooter.