Terminator: Salvation The Game is about as satisfying as the film of the same name from whence it came. So, not very then. Still at least it's cheap right?
Asda Entertainment are currently offering it for less than a tenner and nearly £3 less than the next best price of £12.85 from Shop To.
Terminator Salvation is set between the third and fourth Terminator films and focuses on John Connor and the Resistance as they struggle against the forces of Skynet. While a number of the characters are voiced by their film counterparts, Christian Bale cantankerously refused to do so or to allow the game's lead to be modelled upon himself despite playing John Connor in the movie. So instead we have a bit of a dull and typical generic action hero who lends little personality to the title.
Salvation is a standard third person action game, punctuated with bargain-basement, repetitive combat that is unlikely to raise your heartbeat or your hackles at any point, brought to listless life with humdrum visuals. Developers GRIN made a grand hoo-ha about the supposedly enhanced enemy AI but it's hard to see much evidence of it. The robotic enemies are certainly relentless but show little in the way of strategy or enhanced behaviour.
One of the main issues of the game is the length, at just 3-5 hours it seemed almost offensive to release Terminator Salvation at full retail price but, considering the lack of thrills and spills, it's almost a relief that it's over quite quickly.
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