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Breakdown
5.1 out of 10

Breakdown

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Overall 6
6.4

Breakdown

Into Liquid Sky
8 January 2005
  • Excerpt: Games played out in first person perspective are often done so to draw the player into the developer's game world and make them feel that they are a part of the game and story. While most Japanese developers have shyed away from the first person perspective in their games, Namco has decided to not...
  • Pros: Very immersive, Melee combat is a nice addtion, Solid sci-fi story
  • Cons: Graphics could be stronger, Gunplay is a bore, Lots of trial and error
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Overall 6
6.0

Breakdown

Game Vortex
21 October 2004
  • Excerpt: Breakdown has some nice 3D graphics, though it lacks in variety most of the time. The special effects are put to good use yet they can't seem to help alleviate the blandness of the hallways in the seemingly endless levels.
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Overall 5
5.0

Breakdown Review

Eurogamer
22 June 2004
  • Conclusion: After five hours or so of wandering bland corridors and bouts of repetitive shooting and punching, the incentive to continue diminishes. For what is one of the few Xbox-only Japanese titles, you'd expect much more than almost featureless corridors, and only the occasional glimpses of artistic talent...
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Overall 6
6.0

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Level 7
13 July 2004
  • Summary: Japanska spelutvecklare och first-person-shooters är inte alltid en ekvation som går ihop. Det enda lyckade resultatet jag på rak arm kan komma på är Segas Outtrigger som släpptes till Dreamcast. Oftast är det västerländska spelföretag som förknippas med genren och utvecklar den till nya höjder.
  • Pros: Medryckande handling, Slagsmålsscenerna funkar bättre än förväntat
  • Cons: Ibland outgrundligt svårt, Fula och burriga texturer, Ryckig kamera som framkallar åksjuka, Upprepande bandesign, Korkad och förutsägbar AI
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Overall 5
5.0

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Gamereactor
11 June 2004
  • Conclusion: På sidste E3 samt X03 tittede Breakdown første gang op. En ganske forrygende trailer, der viste afsindige nævekampe fra et førstepersonsperspektiv, foldede sig ud i sprød grafik.
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Overall 6
6.3
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 10
10
Lifespan 6
6.0

Expert Review

Xbox Gazette
8 May 2004
  • Conclusion: Au final, Breakdown est un jeu exigeant. Il est primordial de ne pas porter un intérêt immense à la réalisation pour pouvoir profiter de cette histoire superbement mise en scène, de même, il faudra se forcer la main sur les premières heures de jeu, peu motivantes, entachées par une linéarité de tous...
  • Pros: beaucoup trop linéaire, maniabilité qui pose quelques problèmes, des graphismes loin d'être digne de la Xbox, une aventure longue à se lancer
  • Cons: Un scènario génial, la bande-son grandiose, l'originalité du concept, le plaisir éprouvé à découvrir les subtilités scènaristiques
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