Gruesome shooter with novel concepts, but not for kids.
Common Sense Media
17 October 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Singularity is a mature sci-fi military shooter with high levels of blood and gore. The bodies of both mutated creatures and humans break apart and spray blood when riddled with bullets, and corpses -- including those of children -- are often spread across the landscape.
Excerpt: Playing a game in which the primary mechanic involves time manipulation isn’t exactly new, and it’s not always a recipe for success. For every Prince of Persia or Full Auto, there are two or three Blinxes.
Conclusion: If you are one for immature humour, stupid storylines, surprisingly deep characters, or just blowing shit up, Bulletstorm is the game for you. Essentially, Bulletstorm is a slightly more sophisticated Serious Sam with a big-budget campaign slapped on the top for good measure and a surprising...
Excerpt: Playing through the opening sections of Singularity brings up some strong comparisons to BioShock; the foreboding feeling left by a once glorious scientific community where something went horribly wrong, killing (or mutating) the island’s inhabitants.
Excerpt: Half-Life 2 meets BioShock sounds like a good pitch for a first-person shooter. Two of the most popular and well received games of all time, squished together to create something that combines the best aspects of each, from a publisher with the financial might to make it a commercial success too.
Conclusion: Yes, it doesn't do anything original or groundbreaking but it gets the gameplay basics right, what is described as wasted potential in the puzzle sections can also be seen as a way to keep the game focused on the action, it just depends on what the player prefers.
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