Indsendt: 19. januar
The treatment of characters from different cultures in the game's casting include a gallery of poor caricatures. Just look first at the way they are differently animated/captured.
Yougoslavian (Kovac) french and indian are just silly puppets without brain or balls, and the russian is just another insane/drunk weird thing. From asia? only (one) japanese of course. Who get killed first? : naturally the (only) black (women). The english ones? They are the real cool/serious guys.
BUT it is not something rare or surprising, and so much other games made it worst. It is just the day to day reassuring hollywood-US point of view about our little world, like in Transformers or Armageddon movies. I feel in this game like in a US standard blockbuster. cool !
So, JFYI for the frenchman: someone who actually knows french language will have the impression that Laroche is not actually a frenchman but a stupid englishman with an inferiority complex who try to mimic a french. I actually met IRL some specimens from different english speaking -countries.. and it's quite realistic :-) Roumie is a good actor; my thanks to him for le accent de la france sur le café de paris mon ami! oui oui!
Apart from those bad news, the game is pretty cool and beautiful. Not a "hit", but an honest TPS and a good job from spark and capcom:
+ original and well done reload of the franchise IMO (I played both the 2 first LPs)
+ modeling and graphics are just beautiful, especially background-animations. not repetitive.
+ Avatar-like scenari adaptation + to feel and play like a worker on an exo-planet/forage who explore caves or travel under insane storm and weather= a good immersion
+ ground/RIG gameplay/QTE-system well balanced exept for some on the RIG.
+ motion capture technology with virtual make-up was IMHO a success, and possibly the best advantage for this game: it looks like there are fewer graphic differences between cinematics and in gameplay environnement and to play with real actors.
- not always easy to start fighting with the bosses= I first felt like the game was trolling me ; but with a little practice and updgrades, it's OK and fun.
- some display glitches, but only a few.
- not a revolution (Dead space 3, DMC, etc.)
- limited maps: very frustrating for the LP-Fans of the LP 1-2. My personal conclusion
+ an immersion-time on an ice-exoplanet, an honest TPS
- the best way to whisper to the rest of the world YOUR point of view about cultures/races in games or movies = owning a big company ;-)