Excerpt: From first hearing of the concept of Breakdown, a sci-fi based combination of a first-person shooter and martial arts fighter, I was stoked. Finally, to have two of my favorite genres blended into one game. Unfortunately, the finished product falls short of the hopes of the concept. Breakdown, while not a horrid game, is a bit of a disappointment in its final form.
Summary: When Breakdown was unveiled last summer at Microsoft’s X03 event, the assembled industry hacks were blown away by its immersive first-person viewpoint, dazzling graphics and intriguing story. But as with so many movies over the years, the finished product doesn’t deliver on the trailer’s tantalising promises.