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Submitted by crofterz 460d ago | opinion piece

Binary Domain, Best Action Game?

In this in depth article, we explore the question, is Binary Domain the best action game ever made? (Action Games, Binary Domain, Culture)

ZodTheRipper  +   460d ago
Not the best but very good, one of the gems of last generation if you ask me. Thanks to PS+ I think it got the exposure it deserved and I would probably buy an improved sequel this time.
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Army_of_Darkness  +   460d ago
Naw, I disagree it's not close to being a gem, more like a rock... Sega's Vanquish is way, way better than this crap. It had good graphics, great gameplay and replay value unlike binary domain(which I deleted half way through cause it was boring compared to vanquish)
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ZodTheRipper  +   460d ago
And I didn't like Vanquidsh at all ;)
Too fast, too stressful. Binary Domain had a good story and nice RPG elements. I didn't finish Vanquish but played completely through Binary Domain.
pacosanchez88  +   460d ago
i didnt finish either, both felt too repetetive to me. especially binary, the bosses were bullet sponges. omg dont get me started on the wierd giant robot motorcycle.
Ultr  +   460d ago
I finished both, love both.
But Vanquish got the throne for me, because of the replayability
Section8  +   458d ago
What the hell kind of story was in Vanquish? Some people just have no taste. Because of PS Plus this game is a gem from last gen.
PaperClichePixel  +   460d ago
BD, was freaking awesome, all it was missing was 2 or 3 player options.

Vanquish was sick as well.
pyramidshead  +   460d ago
Was a decent shooter. definitely and overlooked gem.

If you google lists like hidden gems of last gen or something a long those lines this game is usually on it.
Ezz2013  +   460d ago
10000x this

it was really great game
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hankmoody  +   460d ago
The very definition of an overlooked gem. It's not without its share of problems (the voice command feature is simply horrendous) and it's not exactly original (the game is essentially Gears of War mixed with heaping spoonfuls of The Terminator, Blade Runner, Ghost in the Shell and I, Robot) but it plays really well, has eye opening boss battles and a good amount of play time with lots of different game styles to take part in. Definitely deserved a better reception than it got.

I wouldn't call it the BEST action game however as Vanquish, another sorely overlooked game, definitely tops this one.
crofterz  +   460d ago
Definitely agree on the Vanquish point. Such a great game.

Think you maybe being a bit harsh on the story front. I actually think crafting an original Sci-Fi story that's engaging and unpredictable is quite an achievement.
hankmoody  +   460d ago
I mean, to be fair, let's look at Quentin Tarantino for instance. The man makes films by basically drawing from the wealth of films he's seen. He takes all these parts to come up with something more or less original, which works to his advantage because the films he lifts from are usually so obscure that you'd be forgiven for missing the reference. What I noticed while playing Binary Domain was that its influences were VERY obvious. There's a particular robot in the game for example that runs exactly like the robots in I, Robot and even look more or less the same. When you see the top half of the robot you just shot up dragging itself towards you with its angry glowing red eyes, there's no way you won't be reminded of the Terminator.

Really wasn't trying to be harsh but I do see your point. Besides, the game still manages to be somewhat unique by cobbling together all these pieces to form a whole and still winds up entertaining.
crofterz  +   460d ago
Wow! So much love for the game, yet it sold really REALLY badly. I don't understand.
hankmoody  +   460d ago
Chalk it up to advertising, one of the main reasons why Platinum Games titles always seem to undersell, regardless of how amazing they are. It's really a shame when a great title gets undermarketed or just marketed poorly altogether.
crofterz  +   460d ago
Vanquish, El Shaddai, Wonderful 101 (partly down to bad WiiU marketing) Bayonetta. Am I the only one seeing a pattern emerging here ..?
Stringerbell  +   460d ago
I loved this game! Choosing a multi national squad each with their strengths and weaknesses was really cool. While the voice recognition was a novelty that wore off a little quick it was still a nice addition. In fact the only weakness the game had imo was it's box art. In fact its the only game I have where I opted for a custom cover over the standard one.
Goro  +   460d ago
2nd best after Yakuza
RondoMachete  +   454d ago
Yakuza my god awesome games,love them all,I keep playing Dead Souls and found 1/2 brand new at a comic con in Birmingham (uk) well cheap.
nope111  +   460d ago
Not the best, but it certainly was very good, unfortunately it was overlooked and underated.
IThe game is $9.99 at gamestop now, which is sad :(
Venox2008  +   460d ago
amazing game, highly overlooked if you want a good shooter, grab it
danowat  +   460d ago
Very good game, loved the French robot dude, mental!

Vanquish was also a great game :D
CerealKiller  +   460d ago
Binary Domain was an excellent game I wish they would make a sequel.
duff916  +   460d ago
YES!!!
firelogic  +   460d ago
Very underrated game. So glad I got to play it via PS+. Same with DmC.
monkey602  +   460d ago
I bought this game twice and still havent played it! Had it for my 360 but i sold the console. I was raging to get rid of it. Had to buy it for the ps3 then
RondoMachete  +   454d ago
After reading this I went online to Amazon and picked up the brand new limited edition really cheap and I have to say it's great,I'm having tons of fun with it. Like the first comment it's a hidden gem from the last gen. Thx to who ever put this on n4g,if it was not for you I'd of missed out on it.

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