Summary: History is full of games that boasted fantastic concepts, but failed to deliver when all of its brilliant ideas were put into practice. Some of the most creative games are also some of the absolute worst, as whoever came up with it simply lacked the funds, time or talent to see it through. You'll be thrilled to know that MindJack does nothing to buck the trend.
Conclusion: So is it worth your precious time and money? I suppose it all depends on how much enjoyment you derive from this short game’s multiplayer. If you like to jump into people’s games and prevent them from progressing, you may find more than your fair share of replay value in this title. If you like to help people out, jacking in as a blue-hacker will provide hours of endless co-op goodness.
Excerpt: In the already crowded realm of shooters dominated by big name franchises, it takes something special to stand out. Mindjack looks like just another cover-based shooter on the surface, but offers a refreshing take with its body snatching premise. The unique concept is enough to turn heads, but is this another case of style over substance?
Summary: If you wait at the title screen of Mindjack for a few minutes, you can see a video that is better than the game itself. In the short clip, you see disembodied minds zipping through the air and hijacking people as they go about their daily business. These minds turn policemen against their fellow officers and lovers against their partners, transforming an ordinary day into a brutal firefight. It's a menacing scenario that, regrettably, Mindjack fails to deliver on.
Pros: Mindhacking is a fascinating concept, Hopping between characters mid-battle is entertaining, Invading other players' games is sinister fun
Cons: Movement is slow, stilted, and unnatural, Bland plot and cliche characters squander the cool premise, Enemy and friendly AI is weak, Melee attack is all but useless
Summary: Mindjack's shtick, the ability to hack an opponent to fight on your side, is not interesting enough to overlook its dreadful cover and combat systems, boring characters, unresponsive AI, and bland level design. Its only saving grace is its unique multiplayer component that allows you to hack into someone else's game to cause all sorts of trouble.
Pros: Hacking real-life players' games is fun for a bit, Mindjacking enemies is a great idea
Cons: Overall poor execution, Cover system rarely works properly, The AI is so bad that it's comical
Excerpt: is just one of those disheartening games. It has a great premise and concept and if it had been implemented correctly, the end result could’ve been both satisfying and even innovative. The idea itself is actually quite unique and the idea of a single-player adventure blended with multiplayer elements is one that is borderline futuristic.
Conclusion: Als het mindjacken zelf een stuk strakker en meer afwisselend was uitgewerkt, dan had deze shooter toch een stevig pluspunt kunnen scoren. Nu het blijft bij een middelmatig uitgewerkt idee – en zelfs dan zijn we vrijgevig – en zorgt dit ervoor dat Mindjack ook nooit meer wordt dan een middelmatig actievehikel voor wie héél veel game’t of gewoon elke third person actiegame in zijn of haar kast wil hebben.
Excerpt: Ceux qui trouvent la carte de la technologie et du mind jacking séduisante en seront pour leurs frais. Mindjack n'est qu'un énième jeu de tir à la troisième personne. Pas le meilleur, pas le plus mauvais. Assez vite ennuyeux quand on le compare à la concurrence. DR. Dans Mindjack , on incarne Jim Corbin, un agent spécial, vraiment très spécial, puisque capable de prendre le contrôle d'autres individus, ou de les influencer pour les rallier à son camp de façon...