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Snips 31st March 2011, 08:19 Quote
I did hear it was a poor mans COD.

Ah Well!
SchizoFrog 31st March 2011, 08:22 Quote
The last 2 CoD games have been poor in comparison to CoD 4 so this must be really bad. I think I'll pass on it.
SchizoFrog 31st March 2011, 08:22 Quote
P.S... Ooops. I meant the last 3 CoD games.
Almightyrastus 31st March 2011, 08:34 Quote
I was really looking forward to this game when I first heard about it. I was envisioning something akin to a sandbox / fps, something along the lines of stalker in layout and feel with endless scope for proper underground, hit and run resistance fighting, something a bit different to the samey fps games we seem to see all the time now.

As multiplayer just doesn't hold any interest for me and the fact that the single player side is only 3 hours long, I don't think I will even get it on sale now, shame really as it could have een good.
true_gamer 31st March 2011, 08:44 Quote
I'm actually enjoying the game on SP....Each to their own.
Waynio 31st March 2011, 08:47 Quote
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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
I was really looking forward to this game when I first heard about it. I was envisioning something akin to a sandbox / fps, something along the lines of stalker in layout and feel with endless scope for proper underground, hit and run resistance fighting, something a bit different to the samey fps games we seem to see all the time now.

As multiplayer just doesn't hold any interest for me and the fact that the single player side is only 3 hours long, I don't think I will even get it on sale now, shame really as it could have een good.

Same here, shame as the first footage I seen of this looked good.

:) Games I anticipate turn out not so good & games I take no notice of turn out fairly awesome .
Stotherd-001 31st March 2011, 09:02 Quote
I bought it and completed the singleplayer on the same day. I was disappointed.

The story had ALOT of promise. Ive never seen anyone frak up a decent franchise so much on its first outing.
frontline 31st March 2011, 09:10 Quote
Nice review. I remember seeing the original teaser videos and being under-whelmed, nothing i've seen since then has persuaded me that it might be a good game. The multiplayer looks like a BFBC2 wannabe that ends up being a poor mans COD.
EvoDOOM 31st March 2011, 09:51 Quote
The first footage looked good, another game that didn't turn out so well
mpr 31st March 2011, 10:00 Quote
It's really a shame as I've got 45 minutes in SP and about an hour in MP... the opening scene is one of the most plausible and "deep" intro for a shooter since maybe Half Life 1 (for me). SP is absolute crap. MP... When it works (half the time the game doesn't realise the host has left and you just run around watching zombies zerg into walls) well just doesn't work for me. I almost wish I'd gotten it on a console, at least then I could trade it in.
hrp8600 31st March 2011, 10:25 Quote
the game has bigger problems than a short and crap SP.
Like the fact you down load any thing fron 4 gig to 9 gig fron steam even if you have the disk.
Then it has MP issues with BT home hubs and tompson routers that stop you playing on line.
Giving the "zombies zerg into walls" game described above.
Nice idea , bad game.
Mitcian 31st March 2011, 10:43 Quote
another damning review from Bit-tech.
CardJoe 31st March 2011, 11:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Mitcian
another damning review from Bit-tech.

We give good reviews too. We've given multiple 10/10s of the years, assembled a hall of fame and praised many...

Ah, but what am I talking about? Whenever we fairly laud something then we get told we're wrong on that front too, or accused of having sold out. Whether we damn or praise, we're clearly always wrong and it's utterly impossible that we might just be providing our opinions as honestly and open as we can.
fingerbob69 31st March 2011, 11:36 Quote
Ah ...I was so looking forward to this one. Still, I've just got BC2 from Play.com @£10+freep&p so maybe in 6months.
Jamie 31st March 2011, 11:46 Quote
You know this was going to be a poor game based on the amount of marketing money they were pumping into it.
Bad_cancer 31st March 2011, 11:55 Quote
Don't mind them Joe. Just do your thing.

I personally like the reviews on here (funny and reasonably unbiased).
If I want a second opinion I waltz over to another site and take a look there. Why insult the writers ?
If you don't like the material here why read it and then complain?

I understand that if you like a site and think that the quality has dropped you may want to voice opinions, but why say things like :"bit-tech sold out" when they voice a different opinion than anyone else or than your own ?

If you don't want someone's opinion, why read their opinion?

I don't get it...
Nikols 31st March 2011, 12:01 Quote
Bout fuggin time! ;-p
Apexgun 31st March 2011, 12:23 Quote
Was enthralled by the very beginning of the game (the crying kid got me) and was quite happy with the first level but then later, as stated just got bored of the same old, go stand behind that wall and kill everything, now go stand behind that car and kill everything, rinse and repeat.
V3ctor 31st March 2011, 12:24 Quote
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Originally Posted by CardJoe
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Originally Posted by Mitcian
another damning review from Bit-tech.

We give good reviews too. We've given multiple 10/10s of the years, assembled a hall of fame and praised many...

Ah, but what am I talking about? Whenever we fairly laud something then we get told we're wrong on that front too, or accused of having sold out. Whether we damn or praise, we're clearly always wrong and it's utterly impossible that we might just be providing our opinions as honestly and open as we can.

Nevermind that man... Loved the review, u can't please everyone ;)

And the fridges... it kills me :D ahaha

Maybe I'll buy it from Steam at Christmas, when it only costs me 2,5eur :D
Floyd 31st March 2011, 12:31 Quote
I got it on PS3 and the single player was ok but too "hold my hand" and "do this and do that" for me. About 3 hours on normal.
And the multiplayer on PS3 SUCKS! it takes about 20 tries to get into a match. Normally you just sit in a lobby with one other person for 5-15 minutes and then find out that the matchmaking on PS3 side blows.
Waynio 31st March 2011, 12:39 Quote
I like your reviews Joe, I don't think they are merely an opinion neither, I think you really analyse a game very well & often give a slightly overly fair score just as good as word of mouth from gamer mates to be honest, pity this game turned into a total flop as the hype machine they had running caught my interest as it did many others but this review saved me the gutting feeling of paying out for a game that can be completed in a very short time & me wondering why I put myself out of £30 so cheers mate ;). In fact +rep :D
airblade 31st March 2011, 13:02 Quote
I have this for console and wish to god I had not spent my hard earned cash on such rubbish!! Personally I think that giving it 5/10 was too much. This is just a rip off of all other FPSs that are on the market. The online is dire!! It's such a shame as it could have been so so good!
Bauul 31st March 2011, 13:16 Quote
5/10 for an utterly average game - perfect scoring in my opinion!

What a shame though, this looked actually quite promising. That said, using fridges as doors is genius, reminds me of the HL2 E3 preview where Gordan pushes a fridge infront of a door to stop the Combine breaking in.

Funny isn't it: that was demod eight years ago, and still no game has managed to do it in a proper non-scripted fashion.
runbmp 31st March 2011, 13:18 Quote
I'm enjoying the online portion quite a bit. I never got into the latest and greatest COD and BFBC2. Somehow however I'm enjoying HF.

Controls feel tight and the maps feel really balanced.
Arkanrais 31st March 2011, 13:45 Quote
I'm incredibly happy I didn't buy this and instead played it on a friends PC.
It took me about 4 hours to do the camapign on hard, and I didn't want to touch the multiplayer. It was strange when I finished the game cause I thought I was only on something like the 3rd chapter out of 8 or 10, and the game ends right when all the action is getting together.
I loved the intro and thought that kind of cinematic experience would keep happening, but the bus ride ended too quickly. They could have done a lot with the story on it, but it just seemed to end up as fodder for MICHAEL BAY-SPLOSIONS! MA-BA-BLUH-BLAH-SPLOSION syndrome.

Funny that people are saying its a poor mans CoD, cause where I am, it's retailing on steam for $79.99USD, which is $10 cheaper than Black Ops or MW2 (both still retailing on steam at $89.99USD each, same price as when they launched)
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Originally Posted by Almightyrastus
I was really looking forward to this game when I first heard about it. I was envisioning something akin to a sandbox / fps, something along the lines of stalker in layout and feel with endless scope for proper underground, hit and run resistance fighting, something a bit different to the samey fps games we seem to see all the time now.

I remember hearing something about it being a little STALKER like too. I was having great fun with the game as it is though (I haven't played any of the CoD's), so it was fun, but from what I remember being told of it a year or so ago, it failed in that respect.

Speaking of STALKER, the Call of Pripyat Complete mod is out now, so save yourself some cash instead of buying this, grab CoP on steam, install the mod and get yourself 10 times as much gameplay out of it for a quater of the price.
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