Posted: May 25
A seriously underrated game, E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy is a futuristic FPS with various RPG elements.
Let's start with some pros and cons:
-Gameplay is very balanced: There are plenty of different ways to build your character, and each playstyle (and loadout) is very effective in its own way, allowing for some interesting combinations. Nothing in this game stands out as being terribly overpowered.
-Non-linear gameplay: There's always multiple ways to approach a situation, as well as multiple ways to reach your objective. The story missions also change depending on who you side with.
-Above-average replayability: The story can be replayed multiple times on the same character to experience all the different missions and endings. There are also endless side missions you can unlock that feature randomly-generated objectives.
-All singleplayer missions can also be done in co-op with up to three friends.
-I haven't had much experience with the multiplayer in this game, but the few rounds of deathmatch I played were awesome.
-Lots of options to configure, including a wide variety of difficulty settings that even let you adjust the traits of your opponents individually.
-Good performance: I've played this game on three different PCs, and it performed well on all of them.
-The developers of this game are French. The English translation of the game is acceptable, but there are some glaring grammar errors that can take away from the experience and maybe make things a little confusing at first.
-The game has an in-depth backstory, but does a very poor job explaining it, making the story a little impersonal. If you really care about the backstory, the game has a library in which you can read up on all of it.
-While mission objectives can be randomly generated, the maps are not. This can cause things to get a little stale after a long time of playing.
-There are some items/achievements for this game that are EXTREMELY rare drops, making late game a bit of a grindfest (but a fun grindfest nonetheless) if you wish to get these.
Overall, I would say that E.Y.E: Divine Cybermancy is well worth its price, and is an absolute steal if you get it on sale (I bought my copy after trying it out on a free weekend). Would recommend this game to just about anyone.