|Formats:||TBC PS3, Xbox 360|
|Genres:||Adventure, Role-playing, Shooter|
|Rental release:||25 Jun 2010|
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If Carlsberg made survival-horror shooters...By NKWR (11 reviews) from London , 01 Jul 2010
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[Highly rated reviewer]Singularity is surprisingly good.
I say surprisingly not because I'd heard it was rubbish, but because, more often than not, the lack of a real buzz around a new game and/or expensive marketing drive tends to indicate a lack of faith in the likely success of a title.
I guess I should have learned the fallability of that theory with EA's Dead Space, a game that Singularity shares quite a few characteristics with and that arrived on the market with little heraldry but subsequently shifted a ton of copies in the wake of richly-deserved reviews. I game which I dearly love.
Singularity is a survival-horror shooter, where you're pitched against fanatical Soviet special forces, slavering mutants and time-shifting/teleporting hybrids in a pitched battle and desperate race against time to correct a catastrophic alteration in history which you yourself turn out to have helped precipitate.
The gameplay and player/weapon dynamics are smooth and feel as natural as many top shooter titles, though at the beginning of the game you will probably feel that the graphics could use a lot of polish.
However, you will soon see that some of that precious processing power is being saved for some eye-popping scenes such as visual echoes from time and the player's main weapon, the fabulous TMD.
There is real lack of quality, original shooter-based games for the PS3 and the time between instalments of COD can be very hard to fill. But games like Singularity, coming out of nowhere, can really help keep those trigger fingers stay loose and supple.
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Clever but only when its scriptedBy a customer , 04 Dec 2012A fun FPS which sometimes makes you think (but not too hard). Plays with some pretty cool ideas. As Back-Stories go its nothing particularly special, your standard: 'Russia's been playing with radiation, here come the Americans to save the day'. However the gameplay can be very atmospheric and tense at times, particularly at the start. What makes this game stand out are the clever little time-gadgets and idea's it lets you play with. The ability to zap enemies with an ageing device is particularly entertaining! At times the game makes you think in logical ways to use the gadgets at your disposal to navigate simple obstacles. However the novelty of these new toys soon wear off when it becomes apparent that the devices are only for use in particular scripted situations, ie: you cant age boss characters or most other objects. There is a very limited range of opportunities to use your gadgets, so it might as well just say 'Press X to do something' but overall this is indeed a hidden gem, underlooked and not given enough credit.
Time i stop renting off the back of reviewsBy Ginger_dave (1 review) , 14 Aug 2012This could of been so much more, i agree with most people that the story is original (with some seat leaving jumpy sequences) but the game-play and most of all the aiming controls could have been refined more.
For a FPS its enjoyable but nothing more.
This could have been a winnerBy HairyLurker (7 reviews) , 07 Mar 2012
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The landscape, sounds, HUD and weapons / upgrade system are definately in the vein of the Bioshock series and even has some parts of the story that (even though you know they're coming) still make you jump.
Then there's the story itself; time manipulation - cause an effect. There are a number of places where you actually experience (be it by flashback or time travel) cutscenes, then must change their outcomes (which you can see coming a mile away, but still doesn't take away from the fact you just altered time!).
Any fan of time changing movies / games will like this game!
But the glitches let it down considerably.
In the amount of time a mission has dragged out or been restarted because of the person you are supposed to follow falling through the map, you could probably complete a second run-through.
Bullet spray is another issue; when you line up your sights, you expect the bullets to travel in something close to that direction, not an acute/obtuse angle away from the gun barrel!
But these problems withstanding, this is a good game. Definitely worth the rental. Haven't tried the multiplayer yet, so that COULD push it into 'great game' territory.
Waa _ aaBy Billbobagins (2 reviews) from Clare/Suffolk , 19 Sep 2011<3
A really good FPS, with some really cool powers you can get!
This is a game for the bioshck fans ;)
The online is pretty good to, bit boring after a while though.
You can make your own decisions, modify your powers and weapons, as you earn points throughout the game.
Definately worth a rent, to fill the gaps in between major game releases anyway :)
Shocker...It Isnt Half Bad!By Allyballybee (19 reviews) from Edinburgh , 23 Aug 2011I had low expectations of this game. It looked like it had all the right ideas but like so many, would execute them poorly.
Oh how wrong i was. It has a strong storyline (similar to Bioshock) and the gameplay is highly entertaining. The powers your character gains are amusing and inventive. The weapons, while fairly standard are good fun.
It's a relatively short game, i completed it in around 5 or 6 hours but it's well worth going through and playing again. Just to take in all the wee bits you may have missed.
A good outing, good example of not judging a book by it's cover.