Опубликовано: 22 мая
If I were to describe Binary Domain in a word it would be "blaaaahhhhhhh."
Like a lot of other games by Sega, this game could have been really cool, but was released half baked. It also didn't help that like most console games, it wasn't properly ported to PC. I wish Japanese game developers would stop trying to make a quick buck and treating Steam like some sort of ghetto.
So why the thumbs down? First the ♥♥♥♥♥♥ control scheme. I know I'm kinda being a dink here, but having used the cover system in Gears of War, Spec Ops: The Line, and Deus Ex: HR (I know it's a FPS/RPG hybrid), Binary Domain handles game play mechanics like a dump truck. Had it come out 3 years earlier then I could say, "okay they were trying something new." Then there's the fact that if you wish to change the control scheme, you have to stop playing, quit the game to Steam, use the configuration utility to make the changes, then restart the game.
Then there are the quick time events a la Die Hard Arcade. It was okay for an arcade game in 1994, but for a console game in 2012? WTF!!?!! Also there is the horrible checkpoint system and not being able to save when you want. I understand why console games had to use the checkpoint system before 2007 (limited memory saves), but didn't the PS3 and XBox 360 come with hard drives? The voice recognition system is terrible, voice commands often do not get recognized by the game, and is nothing more than a gimmick for the Xbox 360. Then there's the horrible AI. Often in the middle of a fire fight, a squad member will run in front of you while your trying to blast away at baddies.
I really wanted to like this game, I really did, but it's all flash but no sizzle. 4 out 10 and only because I got it on sale from Humble.