Binary Domain takes place well into the future and it takes full advantage leaving behind not many missed gameplay opportunities. You’ll see yourself using technology such as nano-machines to upgrade your weapons and other technological advancements to your advantage during your war against robots. You’ll be glad to have these advantages on your side too. Since your enemy isn’t human they’ve got a few advantages themselves, most notably they don’t die just from losing limbs.
The world is overrun with a robotic race that has become self aware and as usual there just isn’t enough space on planet earth for more than one species because all hell has broken loose and it inevitably becomes up to you to set things right. Finally a game where you can swim. At times the game feels like a true battleground of man versus machine and the artificial intelligence of the game is a lot better than even some we’ve seen on more recognized titles. Other times you will feel like you’re playing a stealth action or adventure game.
One thing Binary Domain does right is allow you to skip the tutorial sections of the game that will constantly bog you down in other games even though you may be able to just pick it up and play since many other games in the same genre use similar control schemes. Binary Domain lets you get right into the action and the controls feel pretty much at home in your trigger finger hands. As with most third person shooters these days, you can get behind cover as well as tuck and roll to avoid getting shot. Once behind cover you can shoot blind or while creeping out of cover strategically to aim.
The game also makes use of voice commands using a regular old microphone such as Bluetooth headset or a standard wired plug-in. If you don’t feel like making any noise at that given moment you can just hold down the left trigger and select the command you want to create in dialogue manually. You’ll mainly use voice commands to tell the soldiers on your side what to do, but they’ll only go through with it if they trust you enough. Working on trust throughout the game becomes a vital part of keeping your team on point.
The bond that is earned through battle between yourself and your allies serves to keep your own personal morale high in real life as you shoot through hordes of enemies. Visually the game gets the job done. It’s not the most impressive ever seen on a console but you can see clear enough to aim a good ways out and the world around you is capable of immersing you.
Final Verdict: Binary Domain is a good blast through game if you enjoy some shooter action with a decent overarching plot. Overall this game receives a 7 out of 10 from RealGamerNewz.
Overall Score: 7/10
RGN Rating: Bronze Game
Available On: PS3 / 360 / PC
Played On: PlayStation 3
Review Copy Info: A copy of this game was provided to RealGamerNewz by the publisher for purposes of this review.