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on 20 October 2011
How disappointing... I was expecting way more from the guys who invented the first person shooter genre. What we have here is what feels like a hollow, shallow and cheaper version of Fallout 3 with some Borderlands thrown in.
Graphically it looks stunning (when you finally get it working smoothly, lots of bugs and compatibility issues) But beyond looking pretty, there isn't much good to say. The characters are all flat, repeat one liners after only a single visit which just kills immersion entirely for me. In the age of the giant RPGs (and giant FPSRPG's) this is simply not good enough. ID have fell so far behind. There is even a cliché plot in here right out of 2006. Absolutely nothing to say about the gameplay other than its a safe, generic 'wasteland / bandit' shooting simulator. The plot which holds it all up is made from stickle brix and blu-tac. Evil corporation is oppressing over a post apocalyptic earth while gangs of outlaw bandits roam the wasteland... sound familiar? Yes, you've played this about 10 times since 2005. With good shooter rpgs like Deus Ex Human Revolution this year and classics like Fallout 3 before it, this game is just poor.
It's almost completely flat and forgettable in every way, and the horrendous bugs and compatibility issues make this release a joke. If you absolutely must play it, I recommend waiting until its £8.99 on amazon, which wont be long.