Completed the game. I did not enjoy it overly. Item quests, large environments, backtracking, surprising limitations in what powers could do, your way continually being blocked and radio chatter that JUST... WON'T... SHUT... UP!
There were parts of the game where I was wondering "Why am I doing this sub-quest again?". The radio conversations often came at inopportune moments when fighting enemies who were gleefully screaming their heads off. I just followed the yellow arrow from time to time.
I didn't use a lot of the powers, didn't even bother buying them. They sounded like gimmicks. Taking photos was more of a chore than fun, in the end I just took multiple shots of the same enemies.
It just wasn't as smart as it was making itself out to be. Combat also wasn't too satisfying, and aiming was often fiddly.
However, I did like the setting's style, the posters, the jingles, the diaries (how many times must Dr Suchong have died in all his experiments gone wrong XD), and the first boss was not enjoyable, but the build up was, with the diaries documenting exactly how and why he became a nutcase. The penultimate section was interesting and had some enjoyable overtones and a little bit of the universe being expanded out, if a little dull in its execution.
It's an example of where gameplay has become secondary to atmosphere. Edited highlights are enjoyable, but taken all together, I found most of the game a chore.
Edited by Crispin, 25 November 2007 - 11:19 PM.