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Had potential to be a great game, but the plot, voice acting, and strict game-play destroyed that possibility.

It's been a long time since the last time I reviewed a game, and by playing this game, I thought I should review this game to show that no matter how innovative games are, by itself, it doesn't make a great overall. So lets begin, shall we?
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PLOT: The plot is very weak and linear. You begin the game as the ZaKa TV cameraman, who's job is to...well...point the camcorder towards anything that proves to be at the least 'interesting' or just plain bland that's not worth examining.
Now...the plot...you are to investigate the reason why the 'monsters' have suddenly invaded Chicago, appearing when the fog suddenly becomes more dense. Whatever is happening around you, you'll soon forget because of the boring conversations that takes characters up to three seconds to make a response, EVERY SINGLE TIME! Very frustrating...fortunately every conversation are skip-able, which is a blessing.
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CHARACTERS: One of your companions are the sound-guy, Brisco, who you will loathe entirely as his cowardly acts such as screaming in such a bad tone, and getting in the way, and what's more, no matter how many times you tackle him or try to lure him to the 'monsters', he will NEVER die.
Your other companions are the female reporters, who are pretty much the only people that are potentially in danger. Nearly all of the enemies are interested in killing off your reporters just by touching them, a single touch and the reporter falls to the ground like a stiff board.
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VOICE ACTING: Horrid. Brisco's voice just make you want to tackle him relentlessly, and the reporters aren't too great either. The only decent voice acting are minor characters you meet, and that's only a couple of them, perhaps more.
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GAME-PLAY: Whilst innovative, the actual game-play just makes the whole game boring and ridiculous. You can examine objects if they are marked in different colours of the 'dot' in the middle of the screen to 'lock-on'. And that's all you can do, aside from tackling, which isn't all that useful either. You are to collect 'Scoop Points' that are identified as either 'Suspense' for conversations or mysterious objects, 'Erotic' for...well...looking up reporters skirts or...boobs..., I honestly don't know why they included this here...and finally 'Immorality' where you beat up people, ram into anything, or refuse to save someone's life if you are given the opportunity to do so in 'Press Triangle to help' scenes.
And there's no rewards in the end...aside from different costumes and a...porn stage...
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GRAPHICS: I must admit, the graphics are decent. But all of the characters have terrible animation, as their lips has no variety in animation and just continues to open and close until they shuts up. Their 'body expression' are used in a looped position until they shuts up. And even their walking and turning looks awkward. The blood definitely looks fake, even spilled ketchup looks more real.
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SOUND/MUSIC: Somewhat realistic, but not enough variety. Music are decent, except it sounds awfully serene in 'boss' fights. You can hear your footprints change in sound when you move over different terrains. But the sound and music are barely noticeable or memorable.
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REPLAY VALUE: I doubt anyone would want to play this game again once they've been through, as there's no difference in dialogs or plot when you have different reporters.
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END VERDICT: The game is definitely original, I can't argue that. But aside from the originality, the entire genre fails to meet up it's standards. I cannot understand why this game is associated with the company that makes Killer7, even though I never played the game.
So long story short, ignore this game, there are better ways of spending your money.

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