so someone managed to make spiderman, Hulk and devil may cry one game...and added sneaking too!
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so its about Alex mercer who wakes up on a morgue slab and is being studied by scientists. waking up he has no memories (kindof) and amazing powers. he then finds his sister who helps him around hinting him on where he could find answers and all. the background is that some people where experimenting with viral weaponry (something about racism) and then something went wrong and elizabeth green mutated to virus becoming the host mother or something and there was some accident in hope idaho where the virus leaked and they blew it all to hell. now elizabeth is locked at gentek (labs where alex mercer used to work). at a point in the game u release her thinking she could help and u doom manhattan.
alex mercer also had an ex-lover who then tricks u into a trap and after tracking her down appearently you kill her but we dont get to see anything but its good almost funny if u ask me. then there is the doctor who helps u understand infections and all that and helps dana get back to her feet after she is attacked by a leader hunter ( and did a bad job at it coz i completed the game and i didnt see dana again, maybe if i continue playing i will)
so basically u are a mutant who can run up building throw cars tear people apart and all that at first its pretty fun but it does get boring...only till u realize u have a HUGE arsenal of moves and powers u still have to unlock and buy. the combat reminded me alot of devil may cry. launching people in air and body surfing and all its pretty well put together. the movement reminded me of spiderman yet somewhat better coz u can run up building and also kindof fly/glide. u restore health by doing gruesome finishing moves and all..there is a good variety and if u get more health than the limit u can do a devastator which basically kills everyone around u in an amazing way. also you can disguise yourself to get away from soldiers and their armor and you can use disguise to sneak around too, although detectors are installed around later on in the game which is really annoying. u can also use soldiers weapons and vehicles like tanks and helicopters which really was sweet.
apart from soldiers and the blackwatch (pretty much like soldiers but better at killing infected) hunting u down there are the infected which are released along with elizabeth. there isnt much of a variety, at least i didnt care about variety just coz some of them wer fat and others took a little longer to die and the others are just civillians who attack you. then there wer the hunters and their leaders (which are really strong at first) the things that come out of the floor and throw cars at you and the supreme hunter which is the final boss.
the soldiers have their bases and the infected have their hives. its fun to pick sides between missions and just break stuff along with them, even though infected will never be fooled into thinking ur one of them...but the soldiers are easy to fool. u can bring down buildings and hives with tanks and devastator attacks and it rewards you with evolution points which u use to upgrade yourself. also the story is told through the web of intrigue. every now and then u will find a gut with a red symbol on him, consume him and ull see a cutscene of his thoughts.
apart from the main mission are very rewarding events, including gliding- landing closer to a spot as possible
collecting things- collecting green stuff as fast as possible
kill- u have to kill as much enemies as u can with the weapon it gives u
war- u either have to fight as a soldier or the infected
and consume events (both infected and soldiers)- u have to either destroy a base or a hive or consume targets or infiltrate a base.
this game will keep u entertained for ever. just beating infected or innocents is huge fun with the arsenal you get by the end of the game. 10! go buy it...now