May 04, 2004

On Saturday, I picked up a copy of XIII so cheaply that I suspect that it had been marked up incorrectly.

It's really good. The comic style graphics seem to allow me to suspend my disbelief better than the nearly-but-not-quite photo-realistic approach that most other FPSs use. Besides, it looks great. It's pretty hard, too - you aren't overwhelmed with bad guys, but they are pretty smart. Two or three enemies who know where you are can take you out pretty easily, and even one can do you serious damage if you give them the slightest chance.

The checkpoint saving system is a little irritating, though. I can see that they want to discourage the save after every room approach, but sometimes the save points are a little too far apart. It's not become too frustrating, though. I'm still playing. ;-)

Posted to Toys and games by Simon Brunning at May 04, 2004 01:21 PM
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