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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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: 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.