Excerpt: Cel shading may be rapidly approaching the status of taboo, but games like XIII are helping to keep that title away. This is by far one of the best, if not the best, uses of cel shading. The developers have pulled off a comic book style motif in every visual aspect of this game. Cut scenes are done in blocked off frames with little animation, and the solid colors give the impression that you actually are reading a comic book.
Summary: XIII was, from the start, doomed to be a niche game which is appreciated only by those that are either fans of and enjoy the comics or those that can take a game without prejudices such as those that dislike the cel-shaded style of graphics. If you can play the game with a neutral feeling particularly toward the graphics then you'll soon discover that XIII is an original and above average first person shooter which has a lot of potential for future instalments (and...
Excerpt: Product Description Ubi Soft introduces cel-shading to the First-Person Shooter genre with the unique, politically-charged XIII. Discover the secrets of the conspiracy-rich plot and find out the mysterious connection between your shrouded past, and the President's assassination. Become a master of both stealth infiltration and weapons-based combat in order to survive a relentless slew of enemies.
Excerpt: David Duchovny probably never imagined himself as a voice actor. The former star of the popular X-Files series that aired on Fox a few years back probably never expected the scope of his acting career to be limited to mystery/dramas either. But, even after that show has come and gone, Duchovny is still being cast into roles of characters with grim futures and pasts full of unanswered questions.
Excerpt: XIII, lucky number or just annoying. The concept of cell shading has been used in various and assorted arenas. This ranges from adventure games, to platformers, even role-playing games have been cell shaded in the past. So the question is, what is the next logical step? The first-person shooter genre has been mostly about realism and trying to stay true to and intense and realistic feel. XIII finely releases with a completely cell shaded and comic book appearance.
Excerpt: Everyone anywhere have read comic's sometime in his or her life. Well now you can experience the full action of a comic, in a video game! The game is a comic, with the 쓭ash, Boom, Bang, etc.nd the cool looking comic style of a cel-shaded video game. XIII is a game that you would call something that was dug out of a comic book writer.
Conclusion: you are attacked by hitmen and dispose of them right quick, which comes as a surprise as you never knew how to do this before…or so the fact sheet says. Of course this brings up a potential plot hole big enough to drive a Manhattan subway through: If you just woke up with amnesia and don’t remember anything about yourself how on Earth can you be surprised that you have exceptional fighting skills? You could have been a ninja for all you know.
Excerpt: Ã¢â‚¬Å“The first cel-shaded FPSÃ¢â‚¬?, XIII is as stylish as its name is strange. No, it isnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t "X" "I" "I" "I", it is actually Thirteen (XIII being the Roman numeral for 13). XIII is based on a French comic that you probably have never heard of. The gameÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s story involves a presidential assassination conspiracy, reminiscent of the JFK assassination. You, Steve Rowland, are a captain in the United States army.