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: 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.
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: 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: XIII brings something new to the FPS genre: an un paralleled sense of style and purpose. There just isn't anything to compare it to. A fantastic aesthetic and a great story are two of the very good reasons why you should click right here and read the review.
Excerpt: XIII ‘s heritage is that of the spy thriller — immediately, we feel a close affinity with material like Robert Ludlumís The Bourne Identity , recently made into a major film. In that tradition, the game begins welcomingly, on a soft, sunny, SoCal beach, our heroic protagonist accompanied by a beautiful female figure. But as much as this scene is inviting, so great is the rapidity with which the situation deteriorates.