Sunday, October 10, 2010

Singularity

Singularity is a first-person shooter. A main gameplay device is an artifact known as the Time Manipulation Device (TMD). The TMD is powered by an E-99 core, and can manipulate time. The TMD can move an object backwards or forwards in time, attract something and hold it indefinitely, or send a pulse of energy that can stun or kill enemies. The TMD can only affect living beings or objects that have been in contact with E-99 (supposedly, almost everything on Katorga-12 is imbued with the element, but in practice, the TMD can only affect a limited set of objects). Some living beings, like the Spetsnaz troops who are covered in heavy armor designed to repel E-99, are immune as well.
Singularity takes place on a fictional island known as Katorga-12, where Russian experiments involving Element 99 took place during the height of the Cold War. In 1955, a catastrophe involving experiments attempting to form a "Singularity" occurred on the island, causing the island's very existence to be covered up by the Russian government.
In 2010, a sudden electromagnetic surge from Katorga-12 damages an American spy satellite. A military reconnaissance team is sent to investigate the uninhabited island, but a second surge causes their helicopter to crash. Captain Nathaniel Renko, a member of the reconnaissance team, enters the abandoned scientific complex on the island, where he phases between 1955 and 2010.
I recently got this game and finished it in 3 days. It should take longer if you don't play it 4 hours a day(well i told you it is a good game...) Storyline is also very good and i like the ending where he- oh wait no spoilers :P I can already tell that there is multiple endings not just kill the boss and bye. Ok some screenshots and then more into  gameplay.
Here you can see starting screen. That giant beam-thing is the Singularity.

Main menu. If you have played Dead Space you should see something similar.

Electromagnetic surge is released from Katorga-12 

oooh so shiny-

Other chopper being "eaten" by the surge.

First time you pick up something you see this.

Throwing an explosive barrel with TMD
TMD being used to catch enemy rockets
Problem, rocket?


Gameplay resembles that of Dead Space a lot. I mean gear upgrading, very similar design menus etc etc. Thats not a bad thing(unless you hate dead space) and graphics are also great.
 While you blast your way trough hordes of mutated humans and animals which resided on this island back in the day the Singularity sometimes goes off and you get shifted into a different time. So if you change something in that time you get shifted back to 2010 which too gets affected by the change in past. 
The TMD can also be used on enemies. You can freeze them in time, age them so they turn to dust and many more things. There are a lot of situations where it would be impossible to get trough without your TMD. So its not just your gun!
 Cant tell a lot about ending but it suggest that there might be part 2. Well cant tell much more without spoiling the game. Overall very fun game, good graphics, good storyline. If you like games like Dead Space, Bioshock and Timeshift definitely get this one!
My rating 10/10
Wow 10/10 again?
Yes! Because while playing and advancing in storyline there are always some unclear and mystic parts which get revealed in the ending. While playing you always have this feeling that there is something else going on that you don't know about. Well i just loved this game and as i said super fun gameplay and good storyline!

30 comments:

Reilly said...

I haven't played it yet. Looks pretty sweet :D

Crunky said...

so is this the singularity they been saying is coming in wired magazine?

Craze said...

yeah the same :)

Bublee said...

Dude the graphics on this game look AMAZING. Cant wait to pick it up when its out. Great review! :)

Yuki said...

Will check it out, looks pretty good :3

Goodfella said...

looks like an awesome game.

TeddyPin said...

Wow this game looks awesome, I'm definately going to have to purchase that!

jinx said...

Yeah i loved this game as well..

aGas said...

mh, i totally missed singularity. i remember reading something about it, but then i just forgot it :D
thanks for the reminder!

The Situation said...

It looks and sounds kinda unoriginal....

Nailgun said...

I really enjoyed this game

happybuffet said...

Never heard of this game, but it looks pretty interesting.

Flav said...

The graphics look amazing, but i wouldn't rate it 10/10 because they are ripping off half-life.

InformativeGamer said...

I didn't even know this game existed, I'm gonna go get it now o.o I've got my eye on you now

Undertaker said...

I'll go about and check out the demo, then see if I will get the actual game.
Thanks for the review tho!

The Square Circle said...

loved the style of your reviews.

ModerneFusion said...

thanks for commenting on my blog! very cool blog man, this game somehow reminds me of bioshock in a way

Fuuuuuuuu said...

this is a good follow up post to the previous one

I have a new post on GTL Everyday too :)

amidoinitrite? said...

Thanks for the comments on my blog :)

I have new bubbles on Enhanced by MS Paint!

The Blind Prophet said...

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tortacular said...

thats a cool way of looking at it!

Swift Love said...

thanks for the comments on my blog!

KnT said...

Looks like a great game!

Craze said...

Yes as some say it is a bit unoriginal. As i mentioned this game have a lot of features and looks from other games such as Dead space, bioshock, time shift and quite a few more :P but my rating is so high because i love games like these. All it got from other games just make it better :)

Sykefu said...

thanks for the review, i'll definitely try this game sometime.

MacPCharmony said...

awesome info here... good job!

Quinn Electronics said...

great graphics

Fuuuuuuuu said...

Great read! Looking forward to reading your next post.

FOnline world said...

It's good game with few new things for FPS but still it's just a middle rate game :P

jeanjean said...

looks quite good to me

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