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I did enjoy playing this game, don’t get me wrong. But the negative points of it have made this an easy review for me. This is a game for rent without a shadow of a doubt. The shortness and the general issues with it mean I can’t really recommend anything else. You’ll finish it within a weekend I can guarantee that, and I don’t think there is any replay value in it, not even in the online play with the strength of the competition out there. Rent this game and do play it. It is a very good game with a very good story. You’ll just finish it really quickly.
Uma premissa interessante é utilizada como isca para esconder a falta de inspiração na mecânica, que pega emprestados elementos de grandes jogos de tiro dos últimos anos. Nem de longe é um título obrigatório, mas "Turning Point" ainda consegue segurar a atenção por fazer o mínimo de maneira correta e contar com uma apresentação chamativa, que conquistará, ao menos, os admiradores mais entusiasmados do gênero.
If you aren’t sick of shooting Nazis yet, Turning Point provides a barely serviceable alternative that unfortunately doesn’t capitalize on its intriguing premise. The glitches and poor level design don’t quite ruin a game that should have been so much more than the sum of its parts. Still, there’s some fun to be had here with a weekend rental.
Overall, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is game which had some fantastic ideas and concepts. You can tell when everyone at Sparks Unlimited got together in the drawing room, the level of excitement must have been high. Unfortunately, the great ideas did not transform into a solid shooter. The graphical glitches and problematic gameplay drastically hampers Turning Point’s overall enjoyment. As such, I can only recommend picking this one up in a few months when it becomes much cheaper then it already is.
After playing through just a bit of Turning Point, we were completely disappointed. The old feeling to it completely ruined the original concept. It is said often, but there are plenty of other shooters out there that are more worth your while. So whether you were thinking of buying or renting, save your cash.
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is an excellent game idea that doesn’t live up to its potential. Turning Point is filled with dull missions, simplistic artificial intelligence, dated graphics, and a whole pile of over used mojo. If you are a die-hard shooter fan than Fall of Liberty can keep one entertained for at least one run through the campaign, just don’t expect anything more. Its unfortunate that Turning Point: Fall of Liberty's explosive setting isn't enough to save itself from mediocrity.
Turning Point's minimalist approach to everything - from its stale levels and sticky controls to its thin plot and absent character development - killed what could've been a really unique and engaging shooter and will disappoint hardcore fans of the genre across the board.
Turning Point: Fall of liberty is a shining example of a great idea poorly executed. There is fun to be had with the game, but it's not the grand adventure it claims to be. Shooting Nazis in the streets of three major U.S. cities should be a non-stop thrill ride that has me on the edge of my seat. This game provides the opposite experience. If you're a die-hard WWII buff (or zeppelin fetishist), give this one a rent. Otherwise, skip it and read a Harry Turtledove novel instead.
The story is there but the execution of the game is a severe let down, Turning Point Fall of Liberty could have been a great game but with so many other FPS games setting such high standards it is left behind.
Em conclusão, o receio com que ficámos da antevisão acabou por se concretizar e Turning Point é um FPS medíocre, com diversos problemas que não deveriam estar patentes em jogos de nova geração. Depois de jogarmos um Call of Duty 4, para dar um único exemplo, a fasquia no género ficou elevada. Esperemos que o próximo projecto da Spark, Legendary, venha a estar isento dos problemas aqui reportados. Em breve saberemos.
After finishing the brief and uninspiring campaign, there's little temptation to try the multiplayer mode. If you choose to avoid it, you won't be missing much. The same gameplay woes that plague the campaign are here in the deathmatch and team deathmatch modes, which support a meager eight players. Multiplayer doesn't add a lot to the overall experience, in the same way that the campaign doesn't build upon the overall premise. This theme of missed opportunity is a consistent one throughout Turning Point. What could have been a refreshing twist on the World War II genre instead is a lesson on how not to implement an interesting concept.
While the initial concept for Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is certainly unique and fascinating, the title doesn't do anything that's worth talking about. The gameplay, graphics and multiplayer were all substandard, given today's expectations. Even the sound, which I so highly praised, was the only praiseworthy aspect of the title. Even the most die-hard FPS fans will have a difficult time finding enjoyment in Turning Point, and because of that, I have a hard time even recommending it as a rental.
Middle East Gamers (MEgamers)
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is a game which its developers have made one big mistake: ruining a potential good story. In this era of first-person shooters' popularity, releasing a game with this quality only brings one conclusion in the mind and that is earning the easy money and this is so sad considering the previous effort of Spark Unlimited Company which was a good Call of Duty game(COD: Finest Hour on Original Xbox/PS2/GameCube). This title is by no means the one to buy and by no means the one to even rent. The game's tagline is turning point and that is exactly what you have to do: turning away from it.
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Although Turning Point had an interesting storyline, it still ends up being an incredibly limited and generic WWII shooter. I would like to say that the storyline alone makes this game worth playing through but the quality is just not there. With all of the great first-person shooters already available on these consoles, this game is honestly just a waste of your money. If you own an Xbox 360, just pick up a copy of Bioshock, Halo 3 or Call of Duty 4. If you are a PS3 owner, grab a copy of Call of Duty 4, Resistance, or just wait a little while for Resistance 2 to be released. Any of these titles should serve you better and make you less angry about the money you've spent.
Turning Point : Fall Of Liberty ne parvient pas à sortir des sentiers battus malgré l'approche relativement originale qu'il tentait pourtant d'adopter. Usant et abusant de mécanismes éculés, le titre n'arrive jamais à mettre en valeur ses toutes petites idées. Du coup, il ne reste plus au final qu'un FPS classique, affreusement dirigiste, et plombé par de sérieux problèmes de prise en main. Un titre à éviter.
Despite an interesting game world, a rather exciting opening segment and a strong developer this is a game that fell well below expectations. Indeed I would go so far as to say this has been the most disappointing game on the PS3 to date when you look at the potential that it had, and the final product. This is a hard one to recommend to anyone besides hardcore FPS fans, and even they are likely to be unimpressed with Turning Point: Fall of Liberty. This is not Spark Unlimited’s finest hour (get it!), far from it.
Als Turning Point letztes Jahr erstmals präsentiert wurde, sagte ich dem anwesenden Designer von Spark, dass ich die Grafik veraltet, aber die Grundidee super fände - die sollten sie ausbauen, dann könnte das Spiel gut werden. Haben sie nicht. Und das Spiel wurde nicht gut. Genau genommen wurde es nicht mal ansatzweise befriedigend, denn nach dem zumindest atmosphärisch intensiven ersten Level (der auch als Demo erhältlich ist) geht das Ganze völlig vor die Hunde: Lahme Technik gesellt sich zu einfallslosem Design und einem Haufen Bugs, umrahmt von einem zickigen Speichersystem und blöden Ideen wie dem Perspektive-wechsele-dich-Spielchen. Es gibt gerade mal eine Hand voll interessanter Momente, der überwiegende Teil des Spiels findet in den handelsüblichen Häuserschluchten und U-Bahn-Schächten statt, die sich in jedem unterdurchschnittlichen Shooter finden.
Malgré une histoire plutôt intéressante, Turning Point : Fall of Liberty n'arrive clairement pas au niveau des productions actuelles. Sorti cinq ans plus tôt sur Xbox, on l'aurait sans doute trouvé sympa, mais aujourd'hui, il ne répond à aucune des attentes que l'on peut avoir d'un FPS. A essayer par curiosité, mais à essayer seulement.
Game Informer Magazine
It’s tough to pinpoint the worst trait of Turning Point. You could go with its stupid reimagining of World War II, painfully linear level design, sloppy player movement that finds your character constantly hung up on objects while moving through the boring environments, terrible iron sights that tend to block out your target, the broken clipping that has soldiers falling through walls, or the brain-dead AI that sometimes fails to register your presence. It’s a veritable cornucopia of suckitude only useable as a torture method by the CIA to extract important information from gamers. In other words, save your money.
Turning Point is irreparably marred by what seems to be a premature release and the lack of a real direction. The opening sequence is one of the most memorable in recent memory but it is almost as if the developers spent all of their creative energy on it leaving the rest of the game to degenerate into a bland, plot-less mess. Though the premise is compelling, the stale single player and vacant multiplayer do nothing to salvage the enjoyment of the game. Rather, they destine the game to lapse into obscurity almost as quickly as it came.
PSW (Playstation World Magazine UK)
A disappointment in every sense of the word but you already know that by now, having been able to play it for over a month. This is the last PS3 game we want to see that looks like a PS2 title.
Game Informer Magazine
The only thing worse than suffering through poor controls in unoriginal settings is doing so in objectively bad levels. First-person platforming is bad enough, but having to do so on maps saturated with invisible walls and lame climbing sections is salt in the wound. Long load times after a death are irritating; coming back into the game to find you hadn’t crossed a checkpoint in the last 20 minutes is maddening. Turning Point has all this and more. With the number of average-to-outstanding FPS titles available on next-gen consoles, there’s absolutely no reason to waste your time with this disaster.
With this being perhaps the best time ever for the first-person shooter genre, mediocre, poorly-wrought games like Turning Point stick out more than they normally would. Its technical flaws are very much at odds with the standards that have been renewed by the best games of last year, and its uninspired game design feels completely mired in an era that we'd sooner be done with. There's simply no reason to waste your time with it.
Overall, Fall of Liberty is a miserable letdown. There's no real point to playing the game, as the broken gameplay and lifeless presentation do nothing to support it. The lack of acceptable multiplayer kills the momentum too. Do yourself a favor and stick with the better war games on the market. This one just ends up missing the Point.
It feels a little wrong to be so down on a game that seemed genuinely interesting when it was first announced, but Turning Point is so devoid of the qualities needed in a modern FPS that it's impossible to sugar coat. It's just a very bad game, plain and simple.
Pour faire simple, Turning Point aurait sans doute pu intéresser à l'époque de la première Xbox. Malheureusement, en 2008 et sur des plates-formes Next Gen, le titre de Spark Unlimited nous écrase par sa médiocrité. Réalisation datée et buggée, mise en scène poussive, background bâclé, gameplay rigide... Turning Point se plante à peu près partout. Autant dire qu'avec la tripotée de FPS disponibles aujourd'hui sur nos consoles, on pourra largement se passer de cette production d'un autre temps. A moins de vouloir faire un poisson d'avril, avec un peu de retard.
Turning Point: Fall of Liberty is een waar gedrocht. De game klinkt verschrikkelijk, oogt verschrikkelijk en speelt verschrikkelijk. Iedereen die zich aan dit misbaksel waagt, heeft ofwel een plank voor z’n hoofd of laat zich meeslepen door de propaganderende reclames, waar zelfs Geert Wilders een puntje aan kan zuigen. Ook al zou je dit spel gratis bij drie pakjes boter krijgen, dan nog zou je dit wanproduct niet mogen aannemen. Al is het maar om ontwikkelaar Spark Unlimited te laten merken dat wij niet gediend zijn van dit soort praktijken. Zonde, want het uitgangspunt biedt genoeg voer voor een interessante game.
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Turning Point: Fall of Liberty does have a great set-up, and that’s about it. The game tells its story horribly, your character is both improbable and without any personality, the AI is terrible, the gameplay lackluster, and graphics middling. Even as a budget title, which Turning Point is certainly doomed to become, the game is hardly worth the bother. Well, unless you like “high concept titles” of course.