Donatello (463) on Jun 11, 2012
I jumped on the bandwagon a bit late, but finally I'm playing this "revolutionary" title. I'm almost half-way through the game and it just makes me wonder, what is the outstanding narrative that so many reviews, fan and modding sites claim this game to have? Don't get me wrong, I like the game, but the whole "awesome story" I hear the game having is something I don't really see.
Oh, I'm playing on the Hard difficulty, and it can get extremely suspenseful (as I refuse to quicksave too often and mostly rely on autosaves, unless there are sections which are VERY trial & error). Having 15 HP, slowly making one's way through the corridors and then BANG, a soldier starts shooting and then I run back really fast, crouch below my previously set wall-explosive and make my way to the next corner, hearing the guy behind me shooting, then KABOOM and the guy is dead, and I'm like "phew". Moments like these are just frickin' excellent. But sometimes I want to murder the person who decided to have so many platforming sequences when the controls aren't exactly the smoothest (and while one could curse platforming sequences in first person games in general, I've seen very good implementations of first person platforming, ie Metroid Prime).