On my second playthrough.
First I did mostly CQC, then while I liked it I kept getting hit too many times. Next playthrough I adjusted my sensitivity, played the way I play, long distance head shots type gameplay.
Ambush atacks, choke point attacks. Enjoying it more. I like the fact that I can mix up the combat styles.
There seems to be some damage to the environment which is good, though not enough to satisfy me.
Playing it on Xbox and it looks good, really good. I'm gonna play it on PC when I come off work and compare the two.
Some executions cycle too often, but the variety is there to be found.
As far as being linear, it's an action game not Grand Theft Auto. I do not want nor need to be running around endlessly trying to find some key or switch, or do fetch/carry missions.
Every single amazing 3rd person shooter has the same tight design, the emphasis is on action not really exploration nor massive levels to wander around bored in.
From Bayonetta to Vanquish to GOW there is a commonality to the 3rd person shooter and they work for pretty much the same reasons.
If this title can stand with Bayonetta/Vanquish, maybe not shoulder to shoulder, but at least share the Podium, I am well satisfied.
I want variety in how to accomplish the tasks, whether CQC or Run n Gun, or Distance Shooting or a mix of those, and I have that in spades.
Very good effort in all. Definately a buy.
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