This week I’m looking for those of you who like to jump about in time. No, I’m not looking for Time Lords (largely because they’re fictional), instead it seems a bit saner to look for those of you who’ve played Singularity. I haven’t actually tried the title myself, but the sci-fi shooter certainly sounds intriguing. The time manipulation mechanic that forms the center of the game seems far more interesting than the limited tools players are given in most shooters.
Fortunately there are some of us here at TSA who actually have played through the game, and so it seems like a good idea to turn it over to them. Although we didn’t write a formal review of the title, fortunately Jim wrote about the title for Playback. Here’s a quick extract from what he had to say about the game:
It’s very easy to be apprehensive towards games such as Singularity (I actually rented it to begin with), games which strive to be unique yet try hard not to stray from the safety zone. Though the online community has likely withered in numbers, the singleplayer is still definitely worth a look.
Sadly, with Raven Software hit by numerous lay-offs and now assigned to work on Modern Warfare 3’s online component, the chances of a Singularity follow-up or any sort of Activision-published unconventional first person shooter seem bleak if not altogether impossible.
Although he notes a potentially withering multiplayer, the game has somewhat of a following here. In fact there’s a regular Singularity meet with other TSAers, so if you want to take a look at the title’s multiplayer before writing about the game why not go join in?
When you do get around to writing something about the game just head over to the forums and post it for all to see. Make sure you remember to give it a rating on the Buy It, Bargain Bin It, Rent It, Avoid It scale as well, so that I can come up with the the overall community verdict for Monday’s verdict post.
If you want to see your opinion included in that post make sure you get it in before Sunday afternoon, otherwise the post will be written and you’ll be left disappointed.