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.
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.
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: 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.
"The Secret to Creativity is Knowing how to Hide your Sources" — Albert Einstein
20 August 2010
Excerpt: Like any other art form, most games evolve from some kind of creative inspiration, and most have something unique to show off. This unique element doesn't have to be anything large or significant. It doesn't even have to be important to the game as a whole.
Pros: Making an unorthodox choice at the end of the game.
Excerpt: There's a genre of sci-fi that includes tales like Vonnegut's Cat's Cradle , Philip K. Dick's " Second Variety " or Crichton's " Jurassic Park "—the Pandora's Box fable that reminds us that there's gleeful terror in the misuse of science.
Pros: Raising "the Pearl."
Cons: Running out of oxygen because I didn't know to jam a door from the top.
Excerpt: Raven Software is a well respected developer with several hit games in their library such as: Hexen, Marvel Ultimate Alliance, X-Men Legends, and X-Men Origins Wolverine. In follow up to the brilliance that was Wolverine, Raven decided to put that same game engine to use in a different genre: The...
Excerpt: And they’re not the only ones. To say that Singularity borrows heavily from other games within the FPS genre is a massive understatement. Indeed, I think you would be hard pressed to play Singularity without name checking some of most iconic games of the generation.