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Breakdown
5.5 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 only make their action/adventure in first person, but take it a step further - you can actually see your body.
  • 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
22 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. If this wasn't bad enough, the camera, at least for a FPS, is so amazingly bad that it brings one to the edge of nausea. Sickening jumps from one angle to another plague your view, taking mounds away from the experience. The sound is mediocre.
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Overall 6
6.3
Graphics 4
4.0
Sound 10
10
Lifespan 6
6.0

Expert Review

Xbox Gazette
5 December 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 les instants pour enfin découvrir ce qui se trame dans la tête de Cole. A l'insar du Sixième Sens, il y a peu à dire, mais beaucoup à comprendre.
  • 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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Overall 6
6.0

Breakdown

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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