Like it or not, cover-based shooting has almost become a standard for third-person shooters. Heavily popularized in Gears of War, this mechanic has been adopted by a flurry of gaming titans such as the Uncharted series, Mass Effect, and even games like Resident Evil and Splinter Cell. While mostly necessary and functional, a lot would argue the cover system is getting tired, though it’s hard to imagine what we would do without it in this generation of gaming. Because of this mechanic appearing so often, one of the last things you would expect from it is innovation. Luckily, developer 5th Cell gives us Hybrid, one of the most original twists on the ordinary cover-based shooter to hit the market in years.