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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
Summary: These days it seems like everybody has an opinion about cel-shaded graphics. Some see it as a way of playing a game that looks exactly like a cartoon, yet others protest that it’s simplistic look lacks detail and is overused.
Summary: XIII is far from the best first person shooter on the PlayStation 2, but it does offer a compelling story and a unique cast of characters. Throw in an online component and it's almost worth recommending.
Excerpt: Genre: Action Publisher: Ubisoft Developer: Ubisoft Release Date: November 18, 2003 Buy 'XIII': Xbox | GameCube | PC | PlayStation 2 For most American gamers, XIII will not be recognized with the same enthusiasm as that of the huge French fan-base that the franchise has amassed.