Kinda surprised Jeff liked this so much

#1 Posted by bakoomerang (85 posts) -

It's definitely not a bad game, I just haven't been blown away by anything it's done so far. To be fair I'm only half way through the campaign so maybe the back end is loaded with awesome stuff, and I haven't even touched the co-op. One thing I will say is the guns feel and sound absolutely amazing!

Also, I realize they're trying to shake things up by introducing the dudes with armour that has to breached before you can damage them, and then going a step further by bringing in jammers to add another layer to the combat. My question is, if the bad guys have both this armour technology and jamming capability, why don't they just put both on the same dude and make him invincible?! Maybe it's explained in the fiction somewhere why that isn't possible but I'm not really interested in reading that stuff.

#2 Posted by Onno10 (405 posts) -

You can't be evil and smart at the same time, obviously...

#3 Posted by N7 (3573 posts) -

They are governments and businesses at the same time. They have competing products. They can't steal them from each other or else it'll lead to an all out war between them.
 
It just so happens that nanomachine charged liquid armor is the competition.

#4 Posted by Tennmuerti (8010 posts) -

@bakoomerang said:

Also, I realize they're trying to shake things up by introducing the dudes with armour that has to breached before you can damage them, and then going a step further by bringing in jammers to add another layer to the combat. My question is, if the bad guys have both this armour technology and jamming capability, why don't they just put both on the same dude and make him invincible?! Maybe it's explained in the fiction somewhere why that isn't possible but I'm not really interested in reading that stuff.

Electronic countermeasures would interfere with the CHIP controlling the armor integrity in such close proximity (on the same body)

#5 Edited by jozzy (2041 posts) -

The game got decent reviews, but Jeff definately seemed to like it more than most. That is what I like about Jeff, he has a pretty unique taste and he champions games that he likes very well. The danger here is he is really good in making you excited about a game, even if it is not really your thing. I would totally hire this man to be a sort of "evangelist" (i think it's called) if I was a publisher.

#6 Posted by cosi83 (392 posts) -

Same here, after Binary Domain, this seems very average

#7 Posted by bvilleneuve (265 posts) -

I don't know Jeff

#8 Posted by Getz (2989 posts) -

The Co-op is the game as far as I'm concerned. The single player is nice but it's not the meat of the game.

#9 Posted by Masha2932 (1241 posts) -

The co-op is much better than the single player. I hope they release more maps. In fact if they can sell the game a la carte it would be great.

#10 Posted by Mnemoidian (955 posts) -

Primary reason for not merging Reactive/Liquid/Electrical armor with Jammer technology? Game Balance :P

But Tennmuerti's explanation sounds pretty good to me - seeing how all 3 armor types are types of active defense. ie: Close Proximity to Jamming could interfere with the internal chip. I guess.

But yeah, the co-op is awesome.

#11 Posted by pweidman (2300 posts) -

I just finished the sp campaign and it was pretty damn good. I love the last few chapters.

Anyway, the co-op is what has more legs obviously. Just want more new maps to come before this game is cast into oblivion.

Great initial IP. Hope they sold enough to fund a sequel.

#12 Posted by Sarumarine (2181 posts) -

I found the last few chapters of the game to be the best. It's like a playground where they drop most of the cool weapons and let you run around with all of your powers. The only thing that's missing is the flamethrower, which I'm pretty sure only makes one appearance in the one stage in the downzone.

#13 Posted by BrockNRolla (1702 posts) -

I was surprised too. But there is no accounting for taste.

#14 Posted by ShadowConqueror (3050 posts) -

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#15 Posted by bakoomerang (85 posts) -

@bakoomerang said:

It's definitely not a bad game, I just haven't been blown away by anything it's done so far. To be fair I'm only half way through the campaign so maybe the back end is loaded with awesome stuff...

Umm, not so much.

I just finished it but the second half didn't do anything to change my overall opinion. It's kinda cool in parts but nothing exceptional, and it is damn short. I guess co-op is where it's at. Unfortunately I'm one of those people that doesn't really enjoy playing co-op, even with friends. Dunno why, I just prefer single player experiences.

#16 Posted by hbkdx12 (779 posts) -

I was interested in SP when i first loaded it up....
 
Then i delved a shit ton of hours into co-op and are fully upgraded in every respect
 
That being said,  it's INCREDIBLY difficult to pick SP back up. The lack of weapon upgrades, various apps etc just really make it feel like a chore to get through it. 
 
This might be influenced by my co-op experience as well, but i really hate that they dole out upgrade chips at scripted parts in the game as oppose to giving it to you based on XP on something where you can feel like you're actually earning it and constantly working towards better stuff

#17 Posted by cosi83 (392 posts) -

Yeah so when it heats up, the gameplay is pretty pretty good

#18 Posted by Fistfulofmetal (678 posts) -

i enjoyed it a great deal. it's the most fun i've had with an FPS in a long time.

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#19 Posted by qawsed (143 posts) -

The AI in it is really refreshing. I'm so tired of playing shooters where I stand behind the same piece of cover and play whack-a-mole.

#20 Posted by The_Nubster (2052 posts) -

@jozzy said:

The game got decent reviews, but Jeff definately seemed to like it more than most. That is what I like about Jeff, he has a pretty unique taste and he champions games that he likes very well. The danger here is he is really good in making you excited about a game, even if it is not really your thing. I would totally hire this man to be a sort of "evangelist" (i think it's called) if I was a publisher.

You are entirely correct. When Jeff likes something, he really likes it. In fact, as someone who dislikes FPS games (last one I enjoyed was CoD3, and even then it was getting dry), I picked up a copy of Syndicate for the PS3 and walked halfway to the front before stopping and going, "Hey, wait a second! I don't even like these games!"

And then the clerk lady looked at me like I had a mental disorder. Or like I was going to steal it later.

#21 Posted by kerse (2101 posts) -

@ShadowConqueror said:

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