Feeds
70%
Singularity

Singularity

Shootin' through spacetime

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Internet Security Threat Report 2014

Deadlock holiday..

Singularity

Take that, slimebag

One unwelcome attribute of the TMD is its Deadlock ability, which arrives via an upgrade around the halfway mark. With it you can generate a projectile bubble that envelops an area in suspended time. Introduced (unsurprisingly) to halt fast moving fan blades, you soon realise it can be used anywhere, on any enemy, and without cost to your E99 supplies.

Even on the game's most difficult setting, which until then proves extremely tough, the game is suddenly made too easy. Enter a room full of soldiers and mutants and the temptation to throw a Deadlock around them is too great. Once trapped, all that remains is for you to walk leisurely in and spray them with bullets.

The only saving grace is that Deadlocks can be combined with exploding barrels and freezing canisters to provide some memorable and entertaining moments. But even this can't prevent dissatisfaction with your new found omnipotence. It's ironic in a game which otherwise excels through variation that this one ability can be employed to such devastating effect throughout its entire second half.

In spite of this invulnerability, you'll still find yourself wanting to complete Singularity. The plot, although littered with paradoxes (we are talking time travel after all), crescendos to a thrilling climax. And the variety of combat and puzzles never diminishes. Even the graphics and architecture, unimaginative in the game's early levels, improve significantly throughout.

Singularity

Man down

Verdict

You may have seen it all before, but through great variation and pacing, Singularity manages to always entertain. And if you can resist using Deadlocks at every opportunity, you'll also find there's plenty of challenge.

More Games Reviews

Prince of
International
Cricket 2010
Darkstar One:
Broken Alliance
Alpha
Protocol
Red Dead
Redemption

Intelligent flash storage arrays

70%
Singularity

Singularity

Always unoriginal, but more than occasionally entertaining. Available on PS3 (tested), Xbox 360 and PC
Price: £50 RRP

More from The Register

next story
Hi-torque tank engines: EXTREME car hacking with The Register
Bentley found in a hedge gets WW2 lump insertion
What's MISSING on Amazon Fire Phone... and why it WON'T set the world alight
You fought hard and you saved and earned. But all of it's going to burn...
Trousers down for six of the best affordable Androids
Stylish Googlephones for not-so-deep pockets
Download alert: Nearly ALL top 100 Android, iOS paid apps hacked
Attack of the Clones? Yeah, but much, much scarier – report
Fujitsu CTO: We'll be 3D-printing tech execs in 15 years
Fleshy techie disses network neutrality, helmet-less motorcyclists
prev story

Whitepapers

Designing and building an open ITOA architecture
Learn about a new IT data taxonomy defined by the four data sources of IT visibility: wire, machine, agent, and synthetic data sets.
The total economic impact of Druva inSync
Examining the ROI enterprises may realize by implementing inSync, as they look to improve backup and recovery of endpoint data in a cost-effective manner.
A strategic approach to identity relationship management
ForgeRock commissioned Forrester to evaluate companies’ IAM practices and requirements when it comes to customer-facing scenarios versus employee-facing ones.
Reg Reader Research: SaaS based Email and Office Productivity Tools
Read this Reg reader report which provides advice and guidance for SMBs towards the use of SaaS based email and Office productivity tools.
Business security measures using SSL
Examines the major types of threats to information security that businesses face today and the techniques for mitigating those threats.