much better than expected,
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This review is from: Turning Point: Fall Of Liberty (Xbox 360) (Video Game)
I truly expected the worst but after playing the demo, which I enjoyed, I decided to buy it.
This game was perfectly OK. I even liked it.
The only issue I had was with the inaccurate aiming system, or more accurately hit-detection system.
You can have 100% clear sight on the enemy yet when you shoot him you still won't injure or kill him.
However this problem only occurred when they were hiding behind corners.
At all other times I did not have this problem, I could easily snipe them or blast them up-close with my shotgun.
Sure the movements are a bit clunky but you can adjust that in the settings.
I liked the feel of the weapons and that you could use a wide range of them to suit your playstyle.
I liked that you died quite easily and that the enemy were so good at throwing grenades.
The enemy AI was OK, they went into cover when they needed to and came running when you didn't expect them to.
So in comparison to some modern games like Borderlands they were genius.
The level design was excellent, as they tend to be in these older shooters.
There is a rich variety in the settings and the different paths you take.
You never find yourself in a similar combat arena as previously.
The gameplay offers variety in that you get to set bombs every now and then, and do simple platforming stuff.
You can also do silent takedowns of the enemy. There's not much of these things in the game but they are there.
The storyline was cool. Alternate-reality is a sub-genre within Science-Fiction, and WW2 has been a popular theme.
However besides the Wolfenstein games it is not something that you often see in video games.
So Turning Point is actually quite original with its theme and concept, as far as games go.
Character building is the weakest part of the game. The protagonist feels anonymous as the game does nothing at all to build on his character and personality. Nor are any other relationships explored in the game, with your fellow soldiers and such.
In this respect the game is very similar to early FPS, where the storyline is simply there to validate your character's existence and the settings. So if you approach the game like you would a classic shooter you won't be bothered by this.
Overall I was surprised and impressed by the challenging combat, excellent level design and interesting concept.