Reviews and Problems with Turning Point: Fall Of Liberty
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Turning Point: Fall of Liberty Review
3 April 2009
Excerpt: Take a hugely successful genre (FPS in this case), use a well established and advanced game engine (Unreal Engine 3), throw in a storyline with a twist to make it different to the norm (a world where the Germans invaded America during World War II) and you'd expect good results. Sadly Codemasters' alternate history WWII FPS Turning Point from developer Spark Unlimited falls a long way short of its potential and finds itself languishing near the bottom of the currently...
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is We have gone through many of the campaigns from the world wars in the gaming world. We are standing on the point to proudly say: We have been there, we have seen it all. But in this same exact point comes Turning point: Fall of liberty. So we have to turn.
Summary: Fall of Liberty takes players to new battlegrounds in World War II, ones born from a changed moment in history that led to the Nazi invasion of 1950s America, delivering an explosive action experience in a world where famous real-world locations appear startlingly different under Nazi occupation.
Excerpt: As I've mentioned in other reviews, I am a big World War II buff. When I heard of the alternate history shooter, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty , in 2007, I was stoked. The premise of playing as a resistance fighter in a New York City overrun by Nazis seemed too cool to go wrong. That's proof positive that I had fooled myself into ignoring a long history of once-promising concepts turned into less-than-exciting final products.
Excerpt: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is a perfect example of how a great concept doesn't always make for a great game. In this case, the concept is Turning Point's intriguing premise: Without the voice of Winston Churchill to rally Allied forces, Hitler's Nazi regime spreads like wildfire across Europe and Africa, eventually staging an all-out assault on the United States. It doesn't take long to realize that Turning Point makes almost no use of this potential.
Pros: A handful of powerful set pieces, Terrific orchestral score, Clever environmental-based melee attacks add laughs
Cons: Mediocre combat often made worse by a number of bugs, Frame rate can't handle most major events, Plot is extremely bare-bones, Bland graphics mixed with ugly animations
Excerpt: Speaking as a Jew -- granted, a lapsed one who eats bagels and watches Woody Allen movies more than he prays or goes to temple -- let me just say that I still get a thrill out of shooting Nazis and German soldiers during World War II from the first-person perspective. While some gamers, Jews and goyim alike, may be bored of this genre, it still holds a great deal of appeal for me, especially when it?s done well or with some new spin.
Summary: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is one of the weakest games we have played on the Playstation 3. Poorly designed and developed this game should have been so much more. Leave it alone, unless you're desperate for a new FPS.
Excerpt: Toen Turning Point: Fall of Liberty werd aangekondigd met het eerste schitterende artwork van dien ging iedereen uit van een game ala Wolfenstein waarbij de hakenkruizen en foto’s van Hitler ons om de oren zouden gaan vliegen, maar de realiteit is gelukkig anders. Fall of Liberty sloeg direct in als een bom maar na een tijdje was de rust weder gekeerd.