Додано: 22 грудня
Inversion is a cover-based first-person shooter from Saber studios, creator of 2007’s Timeshift. Knowing this you can expect a decent shooter.The story sees you play as cop Davis Russell, who along with his partner Leo Deglado, is in the midst of an alien invasion and looking to find Davis’ daughter. Set in the near future, an unknown army of evil enemies called the Lutadores have invaded the Earth and as Davis you struggle to battle this enemy through a rubble-strewn world where Gravity is not always as simple as being up and down.The character design and overall look and feel of the game is pretty good. The enemy have been designed to have a humanoid looking appearance but the language they speak indicates they are not a local enemy and could be from another planet. Amongst this enemy you have your standard grunts and varying classes of enemy, including bosses.The difficulty of the game is something that really needs to be addressed before I talk more about the game. From the off, Inversion has 3 difficult settings, Low Gravity (easy), Normal Gravity (normal) and High Gravity (hard). If you are tough enough to complete the High Gravity setting you will unlock Black Hole gravity, however this does not have any achievements or trophies attributed to completing it.While the difficulty varies throughout the game, the levels are very linear, as you are guided from A to B of each checkpoint. There are no collectibles and no real exploration needed and this is a bit disappointing for a current gen game when compared to other shooters on the market.As you travel through each level you are accompanied by Leo. Players have the option to buddy up and use Leo as a multiplayer co-op experience, which is highly recommended, because the AI on this game is awful.The Unique selling point of the gravity shift has both a positive and negative impact on the game. There are sections of the game where you encounter gravity shifts that turn the environment upside down or on its side. This sounds like a novel addition to an FPS, but it does little to change the gaming experience, because you are doing the exact same thing you were doing a minute ago on the ground.The positives to the single player campaign though, and the most notable, is the zero gravity segments where gravity has been lost and you float through the environment using cars and rocks that have been left hanging in the air as cover against the enemy.You are able to reverse gravity and send enemies to their knees, which is great, but again does not offer very much. The other option that this low gravity ability has, is that it gives you a shield. Again, this can be very handy in those parts of the game that Saber have decided to make extremely difficult for no reason.With the solo campaign all covered, it would be remiss if I didn’t talk about the multiplayer aspect of this game. The matchmaking menu and options are great, with a huge amount of variety that players would expect to see in an FPS multiplayer, such as capture the flag, death match, team death match.It is a shame that with the wide variety and huge amount of challenges to complete in multiplayer, such as weapon and match type challenges that the matchmaking system was awful in allocating me a party.In summary, Inversion is a pretty good shooter that is worth being looked at by any fan of the genre. It is an enjoyable playthrough but not something that screams for a repeat performance.