A hell of a lot of people out there saying that this is massively overrated....
That it's not tight and is way too easy..... ACG, Supanova, Sophia above and pretty much everyone Ive talked to...which is about 6 or 7 people have said it's anywhere between a 6.5 to an 8. Most said about 7.
I'd believe that.... there seems to be a huge push behind this game from the media. Of course the fact that it is easier probably makes it more attractive to media types.
There’s some console war bullshit going on in all of it, for sure. It’s a great game. Is it a 10/10? No. But it is a solid 9. Great exploration and investigation. Cracking gameplay loop. Interesting story. Original structure. Cool multiplayer.
Some folks just need to get out of the way of their prejudices and expectations.
Just completed it yesterday. I want to share a couple of thoughts that might help someone. Don't give up early on, the learning curve of this game is huge and also, you start with no weapon and skill and that makes the first few hours of the game extremely tedious and frustrating to play. But once you gain new skills and weapons, the game transforms into something I have not experience in the longest time.
I absolutely loved the game and its mechanics. It plays very well and I realy enjoyed solving the mystery behind the loop. and btw, this is coming from someone who wasn't a fan of Arcane Studios. I just never liked their previous games. This game has definitely won me over.
I don't think this is a 10/10 experience as some critics have rated it but I think this is a solid 8.5 or even 9 IMHO. Excellent game! Do give it a try!
I received a copy of this game for free from Arkane Studios for both PlayStation 5 and PC. Despite this - I have provided what I feel are my true and honest opinions of the product in its current state.
This review was created in a way that is intended to avoid any spoilers, and therefore will not cover any late game material specifically - though my criticisms still apply.