I actually liked the game very much, but there was a time in the beginning when I almost quit playing it. It's that time when you're in an air duct and there are enemies inside the metro tunnels whistling and there are a lot of them. It's almost impossible to get through that part because they can shoot you very easily. After I got through that part though I actually enjoyed it. I concur with them when they say they need to improve the shooting mechanics, especially on the A.I. side of things.
Sure, it's a game on rails, I have nothing against that, but they keep it interesting and are able to create an interesting atmosphere; it's quite different from other shooters, I could actually feel I was almost there - even the level loading screens which they wisely used to make the main character speak about what he felt about the journey adds to the atmosphere, and the end to the game is something you'll always remember, it's actually quite accomplished.
On the technical side of things I must say this game must be played on a Quad Core. I had an E8400 and it would stutter a lot. Upgrade to a Q9550, and even at stock clocks the framerate improved immensely.
They also need to add facial animation. The characters are very well modeled actually, but they have almost no facial animation to speak of.
Other than that, the fact that it's a game on rails means you won't get much replay value out of it (compared to Crysis, for example), other than the odd time you miss the game. But if the asking price is good (it's only at €19,99 ,and I've bought it only sale for even less), then there's nothing wrong with a game on rails.
Edited by tpi2007 - 2/10/11 at 6:20pm