Summary: If I had to describe Cryostasis in a word, I'd choose "monotonous". Additionally, it is a stretch to even categorize this game as a "shooter", as it plays more like a disjointed, surreal, interactive movie. The game has a kind of Half-Life'ish plot. In Half-Life the main character wakes up after a disaster at an underground bio-engineering lab, and has to fight his way to the surface, overcoming all the bio-engineered species that have escaped.
Summary: The game itself is fairly long, I'm guessing like 20 hours of play through (assuming you never die and each battle is one minute or less which won't ever happen) The story is rich and engaging. The critical flaw is the mechanics of the game. I'm hearing and experiencing that the engine just draws so much CPU resource that the game just always runs horrible.
Summary: I live in a place where temps tend to reach 40 C easily, this game make me forget the high temps and trully make me feel cold, it's all psicologic, the guy on the video game is forced to be on the coldest place of the world and solve a mistery on a not so lonely Ghost Ship. Scenarios are dark and creepy, but that's all, trama is so so, actually a bit hard to understand, after first moments game become a bit repetitive, figthing with freezed mad men zombies is confusing...
Summary: This is better than I thought it would be. Haven't played the whole game but have enjoyed the game so far, about 3/4 through it now. I like the way you interact with the past and present in this game, nice idea. Having to worry about keeping warm all the time and staying alive adds some fun suspense to the game play. thanks!
Summary: The seller was buynowlv. Game installed fine, and I patched it to version 1.1. Using Windows XP SP3 Home. I played to level 3, and then I had to stop playing. It was just too boring. Here is a good summary of the game: 1. Open door 2. Walk a little ways 3. Go up or down stairs 4. Walk down a hallway 5. Push a button, open another door 6. Touch a dead body, and see flashback 7. Kill a zombie 8. Repeat 1-7 9. Repeat 1-7 10. Repeat 1-7 11. Repeat 1-7 12. Repeat 1-7 etc.
Summary: I knew from the reviews that there were alot of bugs with this game and that Aspyr had only released one patch that did not take care of all the game problems. I only purchased the game because of the very low price. I have a high end Windows 7 64 bit computer. The game played okay for about the first third or half of the game and then it would crash every 30-60 seconds of game play.
Poor design makes it bad; sound/graphics issues make it unplayable
John Morrison "Curmudgeon", Amazon
7 March 2012
Summary: This game begins with a quote from Herman Hesse, which is a good sign. It continues with a story fragment about a tribe lost in the woods, which seems pointless for someone lost on a frozen ship, but hey. It then develops into a pedestrian first person shooter without any shooting and with significant graphic and sound problems.
Summary: confusing story, call of duty 2 weapons, repetitive enemies. noclip glitch at chapter 12, had to resolve by enabling console and turning noclip and fly modes on then off. good: accurate environment of an old soviet ship, good atmosphere. the language is dead-on (no gibberish in cyrillic letters), it's all legit. just didn't do it for me though.