PS3 (also on Xbox 360, PC)
shot some bots, we shot some bots for you. Yeah, they were all
It’s 2080. After all manner of ecological catastrophicarnage, robots
are everyday and the Yanks rule the world. Groovy...
yeah, the robots. They’ve actually infiltrated life more than most
suspect, for somebody’s been all nefarious-like and defied the
Geneva Code which agreed upon not making them seem human. These
humanobots are known as “hollow children”, and as a member of the
famed Geneva international stereotype squad (or something) you’re
shuffled off to Japan to, erm, “look into” the situation. Yes, there
will be gunfire.
We could just type “Gears of War remixed” then fuck off and
get drunk, but we’re made of sterner stuff. Plus we’ve already
downed a skinful. Hic!
BD follows the blueprint though: third-person shooter,
squad-based, hiding behind crates, guns and ammo strewn about with
random abandon (try saying that one time fast), weapons-a-go-go,
B-grade humour... you get the drift.
Additionally, some will find the addition of voice commands a neat-o
addition, additionally. Not only can you bark orders at your
squaddies, you can also feed their flaccid egos with reassuring
quippage. In fact, it’s encouraged. Our constant stream of “Harden
the fuck up!” didn’t necessary yield the desired results. But when
they continually amble into your hail of robot-directed gunfire, your
patience does tend to wear thinner than anorexic cotton.
A penchant for overlong cutscenes is typical nowadays, so we’re
wasting our finger-strength whining. Still, when you’re just getting
your vibe on, and have just snagged a humongo-mofo kill-cannon only
to have it ripped away in order to open a roll-a-door, it’s hard not
to be bummed.
Meanwhile, boss battles are imaginative and rarely pushoveristic,
although online feels more tacked on than Eeyore’s tail.
A quite thought-provoking Philip K Dickian affair, Binary Domain
backs up the Sex Pistols’ prediction of