Is Singularity most underrated FPS of last gen?

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#1 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -

After seeing numerous reviews and hearing lone voices in the wilderness, I've come to the conclusion that Singularity must be the single most underrated FPS of last gen. What is more, it is touted to be one of the best in old school sense of this world. So, SW, what's your take on this game? Is it worth giving a shot? I've heard it's like a combination of Wolfenstein and BioShock, which I find to be awesome in theory...

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#2 Edited by freedomfreak (49887 posts) -

It's up there.

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#3 Posted by Animal-Mother (27353 posts) -

No but it's definitely underrated

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#4 Edited by marcheegsr (3113 posts) -

I do think it is the most underrated fps games of last gen. Others I can think of are bulletstorm, Fear 1 and 2, and Mag.

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#5 Posted by CrownKingArthur (5262 posts) -

i played that on 360 ages ago, i would get it for pc but it would have to be about 5 bucks.

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#6 Edited by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -

I can get it for 8 bucks now on 360 - extremely tempted to do so

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#7 Posted by lamprey263 (34501 posts) -

looks about as "underrated" as Turning Point Fall of Liberty or Legendary

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#8 Edited by R4gn4r0k (27097 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

looks about as "underrated" as Turning Point Fall of Liberty or Legendary

No, those games are frustratingly bad. Singularity was fun.

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#9 Posted by Skyz_ (56 posts) -
@Salt_The_Fries said:

I can get it for 8 bucks now on 360 - extremely tempted to do so

Totally underrated game. $8 is pretty good I'd go for it, definitely worth it.

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#10 Posted by UnbiasedPoster (1134 posts) -

Game starts off great, but it quickly nosedives after that. It's pretty run of the mill, but I did like their attempt to bring back environmental puzzles. Stealth segments weren't bad either.

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#11 Edited by misterpmedia (6209 posts) -

Definitely an interesting FPS. Enjoyed it.

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#12 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

I enjoyed the game. It had some minor issues, but overall pretty fun.

You can find the game for $5 at retail.

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#13 Posted by Newhopes (4756 posts) -

I liked it enough to get the platinum.

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#14 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -

@SolidTy said:

I enjoyed the game. It had some minor issues, but overall pretty fun.

You can find the game for $5 at retail.

The cheapest I found in my country is $6 + $2 shipment.

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#15 Posted by Ballroompirate (25898 posts) -

Have to say Metro 2033 and or Metro Last Light being more underrated. My 3rd choice would have to be The Syndicate.

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#16 Edited by SolidTy (49991 posts) -

@Salt_The_Fries said:

@SolidTy said:

I enjoyed the game. It had some minor issues, but overall pretty fun.

You can find the game for $5 at retail.

The cheapest I found in my country is $6 + $2 shipment.

$8 retail...

Well, if you buy it and complete it, you can later gift it or sell it and get a part of that money back.

Does your country have access to craigslist or an equivalent? I'd imagine someone has a used copy they would sell to you cheaper, assuming you were willing to meet up with strangers in dark alleys behind the cinema.

Worst case scenario, you become Batman.

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#17 Posted by Salt_The_Fries (12477 posts) -

@Ballroompirate said:

Have to say Metro 2033 and or Metro Last Light being more underrated. My 3rd choice would have to be The Syndicate.

Do you still have Syndicate? Fancy some co-op on 360? And yeah - I loved both Metro games. I'd totally love if Microsoft gave 2033 for free next month!

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#18 Posted by uninspiredcup (25315 posts) -

Hard Reset/Shadow Warrior

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#19 Posted by PrincessGomez92 (5076 posts) -

Maybe. It's good enough I've played through it multiple times when I should be working on my increasing backlog.

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#20 Posted by jg4xchamp (61462 posts) -

Underrated in what sense? Metascore? it's probably right, just because the other scores are inflated, doesn't mean this game should.

In terms of how the game is completely overlooked? ehh sure, but I'd rather give that edge to something like Hard Reset or Tribes Ascend.

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#21 Posted by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

It's up there. I enjoyed it quite a bit.

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#22 Posted by Heil68 (57856 posts) -

It was alright, maybe in score it was underrated.

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#23 Edited by Master_ShakeXXX (13361 posts) -

@jg4xchamp said:

Underrated in what sense? Metascore? it's probably right, just because the other scores are inflated, doesn't mean this game should.

In terms of how the game is completely overlooked? ehh sure, but I'd rather give that edge to something like Hard Reset or Tribes Ascend.

I know it's common knowledge that you're wrong like 99.9% of the time and it should just be accepted as a normality of life but I still have to point out that you're wrong. Hard Reset was boring as hell. Game didn't have no story. didn't make no attempts at having these things called "pacing" or a "plot" or had any idea of these other things called "in moderation" or "small doses". Just nothin but shootin, and the shootin wasn't even all that great. Only played a little bit of Tribes and it was just alright. Nah Singularity whoops the shit outta both. Had better gameplay, pacing, and a legit decent story.

I would argue that Singularity is the sequel that Bioshock deserved, but not the one that it needed at the time.

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#24 Posted by silversix_ (26347 posts) -

At one point, like 4 years ago Gamestop had this game brand new for $9.99 and i didn't buy it while always wanting to try it

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#25 Posted by DocSanchez (4356 posts) -

Not for me. It was a fun enough game but it was so generic and felt like a budget title you'd get from steam. I'd recommend getting it, but only cheap.

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#26 Posted by coasterguy65 (7133 posts) -

I wouldn't say it is the most under-rated, but it sure was up there. It really was a great game that didn't get a lot of attention.

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#27 Posted by ristactionjakso (6118 posts) -

Beat it, its awesome. Only complaint is that the difficulty doesn't increase the further you get into the game. It's a breeze nearing the end. Other than that, its fantastic.

It is severely underrated.