게시 일시: 2015년 4월 18일
For $1, this game is very densely packed with enjoyment. Even if you don't like it, you can't argue with the price.
It is the distant future. You are a cyborg dude (who has amnesia) that is part of some religious order and you do what your cyber monk leaders tell you to do. They send you on missions against your rival cyber wizard order, bandits (note: at this point the human race has transcended the need for pupils), the "Metastreumatic Force" (whose properties and origins are never clearly revealed) and the Federation, a body that controls the world you live in and thousands of other planets.
This is an RPG shooter with many builds and playstyles: Do you want to be a warrior who zips around the battlefield with a hammer, a hacker that slips through the shadows, or a cyber priest that answers prayers with buckshot? All of these are possible, but the leveling system is by no means perfect, and a specialized build takes a lot of time to accomplish. It's one of the few games that manages to pull of an adequate RPG system in a futuristic setting. (I'm looking at you, DESTINY!)
"It is true that I killed my Mentor, and yet I am not his murderer"
This quote makes about as much sense as the rest of the game.
This game plops you down right in the action, and they tell you where to go, give you a couple of tutorial recordings, and sends you on your merry way.
What I like most about this game is that it manages to be intellectual without being pretentious. Upon first arrival at Cyber Wizard Monk Temple HQ you can read about the history of the universe, and it's an entertaining five-minute read.
Most entertaining, however, is the combat. It's rough, but if you keep your cool, you can power through. You can pack heavy armor and heavy guns, at the cost of speed. You can pack only a handgun and your backup sword, but you won't take as many hits. Another interesting mechanic is that if combat gets too rough, you will begin to experience hallucinations, which adds a new element to the combat. Not only can the enemies' strength be adjusted, but also the rate at which enemies respawn. If you feel overwhelmed, you can turn down the difficulty, but A) the game calls you chicken and B) it's still really difficult.
Though the graphics are nothing to write home about, the atmosphere is still really well done. It's dark, dreary, and sometimes scary.
Fun fact: There is no spoken English. There is written English, but the spoken dialogue is probably in some made-up language. Or Basque. The game was developed by a French studio, and as a result, the translation is subpar, so the dialogue is pretty goofy. Makes for good laughs.
One problem: The game is too big. It allows for tasks to be done in several different ways, but it makes for a lot of walking. LOTS of walking. Boring.
Overall: Fun combat, fairly good RPG elements, excellent use of atmosphere, intriguing backstory.
If this is on sale, it is 100% worth your time. It runs really well even on crap computers like mine.
Also, there is a sword that explodes people.