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Binary Domain (PlayStation 3)

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In the late 20th century, global warming consumes 75% of the world habitable land, forcing mankind to build new, raised cities above those that are now claimed by the sea. But the flooding has not only claimed land. Millions of people have been killed as well, leaving humanities workforce severely depleted and as a result, have created a robotic workforce to handle the workload. To govern how this robotic workforce is treated, the UN creates the "New Geneva Convention", part of which is clause 21, which forbids robots that can pass as humans from being created, which are dubbed "hollow children" by the population. To enforce clause 21, the UN creates specialist R.U.S.T crews. When a hollow child breaks into the headquarters of robotics company Bergen, after discovering he is a hollow child and having lived his life believing himself to be human, the UN suspect the Amada corporation to be behind its creation. As a result, a R.U.S.T crew is dispatched to bring Amada's CEO before the UN security council to give answers.

Binary Domain puts the player in the role of Dan Marshall, leader of the R.U.S.T team sent to Tokyo to apprehend Amada CEO. Gameplay revolves around third person, squad based, cover based combat. Players will be largely engaging with armies of robots dispatched by Amada to stop them, but instead of just simply being able to shot and kill the robots, they can strategically dismember them, removing their arms will prevent them from shooting, taking out their legs will slow them, etc. However, this may not put them down permanently, at which point extra work will have to be put in.

As this is also a squad based game, players will also be able to use your squad to help you take down some of the larger opponents by getting them to concentrate fire onto specific points. Binary Domain also has voice recognition, so players can also issue voice commands to AI squad mates if they have a headset to do it with. Without a headset, the standard controller for each console will have commands attached to certain buttons. AI squad mates will also have a 'Trust Meter', which shows how much they trust the player with there life, the higher the trust meter, the more risk they will be willing to take. The meter can be filled or emptied during combat, as well as by giving right or wrong answers during conversations that take place during levels.

Screenshots

Binary Domain PlayStation 3 Too bad you can't take a respite at Tully's... as in Yakuza games, licensed places like this appear with original logo and title.
Binary Domain PlayStation 3 Green robots come in packs, but aren't much of a threat if you stick to the cover.
Binary Domain PlayStation 3 Certain patrol bots are tougher than dozen of regular robots.
Binary Domain PlayStation 3 Dan seemed to have developed issues with robots since his youth.

Alternate Titles

  • "BD" -- Official abbreviation
  • "バイナリードメイン" -- Japanese spelling

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Critic Reviews

Gaming Age Mar 01, 2012 B+ 83
GamingXP Mar 14, 2012 82 out of 100 82
Playstation Universe Mar 20, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Eurogamer.fr Feb 28, 2012 8 out of 10 80
Gamereactor (Sweden) Feb 27, 2012 8 out of 10 80
NZGamer Mar 07, 2012 7.7 out of 10 77
AusGamers Feb 29, 2012 7.6 out of 10 76
GameSpot Mar 05, 2012 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Feb 24, 2012 15 out of 20 75
Gameplay (Benelux) Mar 31, 2012 65 out of 100 65

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havoc of smeg (15628) added Binary Domain (PlayStation 3) on Mar 11, 2012
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