Game: Quantum Theory
Genre: Third-person Shooter
System: Xbox 360
Review by: Denoch
After three years of development and going from a PlayStation 3 exclusive to a multiplatform title, Quantum Theory finally hits the shelves. In a attempt to deceive us by mistaken it by Epic’s Gears of War (it almost does) with their buff and tough steroid looking characters and the run, cover, shoot scheme, Tecmo has come close to replicating a true clone.
Story: It first opens up with Syd and Nyx making an escape out of a tower that seems be falling apart, this introduction ends when we find out that it’s a flashback with Syd being the only one that makes it out alive, we then move to what appears to be the present, Syd joins a new squad that is trying to penetrate a “living tower” while fighting off the Diablosis, an infection that consumes any soldier and turns them against all allies.
Upon entering the tower alone, Syd has to battle a growing poison called the “Erosion”, with little time to waste he fights his way to the top of the tower where he meets up with the lovely but deadly Fillena, together they join forces as they try to stop and destroy this tower that emits death.
Graphics: The visuals on Quantum Theory are top notch and do not falter for one second, the head shots, enemies exploding and splashing gallons of blood on the floor is a real treat when done right. The tower itself, almost feels alive with all the different organic features that stand out, the enemies ranging from size and different weapons cause havoc on the screen and it all looks pretty , the way it should be.
Gameplay: Without comparing it too much with Gears of War , the controls and play style are exactly the same, controls feel the same with a couple of exceptions, Syd does not carry any grenades or any explosives instead he has a grenade or missile launcher. When running the camera does not shake and Syd can run unlimited until he reaches cover or decides to stop. The melee attack also includes a joint dual combo with Fillena that can be devastating to enemies when the corresponding buttons are pressed correctly on the screen. Syd can also send Fillena flying to any enemy and either stun them or kill them with her close range weapon.
Sound: Eastern developers have a unique distinction compared to western developers when it comes to the graphics but also with voice acting. The original dialogue has to be translated into english and when it comes down to hiring voice actors they might not be most talented, therefore when the final product is complete in the western market, the story and the narrative can be lost in translation or slightly shifted from its originality.
Wishes or Changes : If it had more playable characters or more allies, better chemistry between the protagonist, sure there are soldiers in the battlefield but once inside the tower it is only Syd and Fillena, give me bad guys with personality. Better voice acting.
It feels too much like Epic’s (GoW) golden standard without the golden.
TQ bottom line: If you like shooting things in the head, a decent story, and feeling disconnected from the in game world, than Quantum Theory can tie you over till this upcoming February.
This Theory gets 3 Michelas
FINAL SCORE– 3 out of 5 Michelas!
(3/3.5 Michelas? What does this mean?) 3 Michelas is like drinking 3 of your favorite drinks, and working on your 4th, you feel relaxed, happy and starting to socialize. Not quite at the peak of your buzz, but not far from it.
Developer: Team Tachyon
Available on: Xbox 360, PlayStation 3