Conclusion: While the multiplayer may not be the best around, and the single player isn't worth revisiting after all of the endings have been unlocked, Singularity is still an amazing FPS worthy of any shooters collection. You might want to rent this one just to be on the safe side but either way you look at it, there is very little to hate on here.
Pros: Aging enemy soldiers and watching their bodies turn into dust never grows old. You also have some pretty sweet firepower to blow enemies to pieces when you aren't messing with the space-time continuum.
Cons: Almost no replayability. Multiplayer lacks original content. Could have benefited from more imaginative uses of the TMD.
Excerpt: Half-Life 2 meets BioShock sounds like a good pitch for a first-person shooter. Two of the most popular and well received games of all time, squished together to create something that combines the best aspects of each, from a publisher with the financial might to make it a commercial success too.
Excerpt: The world is full of mysteries. What killed the dinosaurs? What is stored in Area 51? Why—oh dear goodness, why—does anyone think Dane Cook is funny? And now, there’s a new head-scratcher for that list: Why didn’t Activision give Singularity, easily its best new IP in years, a promotional push to match? After all, it’s a fantastic game. It’s the Mega Man to modern shooters’ robot masters, absorbing the best bits of games like Half-Life, BioShock, and F.E.A.R.
Pros: Inventive time manipulation powers; creative weapons; intense levels; fun story.
Conclusion: Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is, first and foremost, a party game. Even in the Single Player modes, the visceral fun of this title is to swap the controller around with friends and trying to beat each other's score and to rub your superiority in the other's face. In this regard, this is a hit. Missions & Time Trial also take much more sense with buddies around. The shortcomings of the game comes with the Grand Prix mode. It feels a little underdevelopped.
Conclusion: Singularity is old-school monsters and shooting mixed with new-school story, abilities, and customization. Together, both schools offer a very enjoyable experience. But both of these schools are also well established, which reveals Singularity ’s major shortcoming: it lacks originality. The TMD and its associated powers add depth to the gameplay, but they’re all derived from other time-manipulation mechanics in previous shooters.
Conclusion: The offensiveness of the game doesn’t stand out. It is bloody, there are corpses, but the effect is creepy rather than lurid. I can see letting Teens play, especially if they can watch horror flicks. If you’re more sensitive, this one rightly rated M.
Conclusion: Again, the greatest advantage of Singularity is that it takes a lot of different elements and molds them into one constantly dynamic gaming experience. Raven Software proficiently used the best ingredients from a variety of familiar shooters, merging them into one well-polished action game that plays well in both multiplayer and the story mode. Ironically, the game's biggest strength is its one major weakness. It's just feels too recognizable at times.
Pros: Runs smoothly and remains an exciting experience all the way, with cool and diverse gameplay mechanics, plenty of different skills and weapons to try out;
Cons: A number of plot inconsistencies, even with all its features and commendable gameplay diversity, Singularity is nothing more than an average first-person shooter void of any unique characteristics that would make it stand out in a highly competitive genre.