« on: May 26, 2016, 12:48:08 PM »
Anyone had a chance to play this? Thoughts?
Really fun game, but with some flaws that keep it from being my favorite in the series(that honor belongs to the second one).
Combat feels better than the other games, though it was bothersome how the first enenmies you kill in the present day were just hired security.
It feels like they added a ton more climbing in this game than before, and it shows off the beautiful character animation; unfortunately, I never really thought the climbing added much tension to the game since it feltreally hard to screw up outside of a few occasions here and there.
Definitely felt much more grounded than the previous games, which made it a little bit underwhelming. This applies to the set pieces in the game as well. The jeep chase was shown off months before, and that ended up being the best one. Nothing really struck me as hitting the high notes of fighting on a cargo plane, escaping from a sinking cruise ship, gunsifights on a train and so on. Again, more grounded, but a bit of a disappointment.
Storywise, it was satisfying. Bittersweet end to anyone following the game from the start. Missed seeing Chloe though, plus I didn't feel like the character of Sam really connected all that well.
Oh, and the game's ridiculously beautiful. Seriously one of the technically sharpest games out there. The level of care and details put into the visuals in this game is ridiculous.