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NarcissistZero 02-26-08 07:39 PM

Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
Released today, I got it at Target for $35 mainly for its premise, which I thought was cool. Plus I buy almost every half-decent FPS.

So far the game is dissapointing. I played the 360 demo and thought with PC control and resolution it could be a lot of fun, but the game is barely a PC game at all. It's "consolized" to the point of disgust... There are NO graphics settings other than a general low, medium or high "detail" option and resolution. There might be a way to force AA or AF through a control panel, but there is no way to make the textures look better than terrible. To add insult to injury the menu doesn't even accept mouse control, which is... insanely sloppy? Blah.

THAT SAID, the game's premise is cool enough to make it worthwhile for those with lower standard like myself. I didn't play long, but it also seems to have a very cinematic flair to it, which is cool. In 10 minutes I shot down paratroopers, tossed a guy of a building, fell 30 stories in an elevator and other such things... could be cool in the long run.

Here's some pics:
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8955/tp1nk5.jpg
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/6755/tp2ov8.jpg
http://img407.imageshack.us/img407/4636/tp3tj4.jpg
http://img522.imageshack.us/img522/8738/tp5xn3.jpg
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/6577/tp4jj4.jpg
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/6949/tp6fy0.jpg
http://img180.imageshack.us/img180/1952/tp7mw5.jpg

Destroy 02-26-08 07:49 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
Thanks for reporting back. This is one game I now have no interest to play at all.

crainger 02-26-08 08:18 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
So the PC version doesn't have more hooters?

evox 02-26-08 08:24 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
omfg that looks awful :headexplode:

NarcissistZero 02-26-08 08:58 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
Another fun fact: the booklet acts as if you would only ever use the 360 controller, it says almost nothing about PC options or controls in the booklet.

WHY DO DEVS THINK PC GAMERS WANT TO USE A PAD FOR FPS GAMES??? Do they think for years we have been waiting for a lesser control method? God...

|MaguS| 02-26-08 09:02 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
This game is just sloppy... its bad on both ends.

ChaoticNick 02-26-08 09:08 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
ouch. the cars on the street looks like a 2D texture...

|MaguS| 02-26-08 09:25 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by ChaoticNick
ouch. the cars on the street looks like a 2D texture...

it is...

ClosetFanBoy 02-26-08 09:29 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
Well that sucks. :(

It looks like Duke Nukem 3D with the high resolution pack. Still prolly give it a whirl. Unless the controls are whack? My only true peeve with ports is wanky assed controls.

NarcissistZero 02-26-08 09:51 PM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
Controls are fine, good mouse-aim... the game is actually pretty good, it just looks like ass and has annoying console menus.

NarcissistZero 02-27-08 02:32 AM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
Since I can't play Frontlines I played some more Turning Point... a few more shots, for the hell of it:

http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/9697/tp8of3.jpg
http://img256.imageshack.us/img256/4176/tp9uy5.jpg
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/5121/tp10dd6.jpg
http://img207.imageshack.us/img207/1964/tp11da0.jpg

It can look surprisingly decent at times, though make no mistake: it's an ugly game. Also, the enemy death animations are laughably bad.

ClosetFanBoy 02-27-08 02:41 AM

Re: Turning Point: Fall of Liberty
 
These last screens look decent. Actually sounds interesting enough to buy. Hell, throwing a guy out the window had me sold. :D


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