Got this game the other day. Honestly I'm very impressed. The gameplay is pretty standard, plays like Gears of War, though the gameplay isn't as tight.
The star here is the atmosphere and the extremely bleak story and mature tone in which that story is told. It actually is trying to make a comment about the horrors of war and the mentality it produces. There are some scenes of such extreme horror and brutality that it made me wince, which is not easy to do. There are also some branching paths in the narrative based on choices you can make at various points, and some of these made me feel legitimately guilty.
It's refreshing to see a game like this at least trying to tell a serious and complex story in the military shooter genre. I wish more people would buy games like this, so more would come out. The developers deserve to be rewarded for a narrative this fresh and powerful.
Granted this game probably isn't worth the full 60 dollar price, but now that it's down to around $30 I highly recommend it.
I have heard that very thing, regarding the storyline and atmosphere, on multiple occasions. I played the demo- the actual gameplay itself was so sloppy and "meh" I couldn't justify buying the game -but I feel a bit guilty about not playing it due to the high acclaim its stories gotten.
It's only thirty bucks on Steam. I might get it at some point.
So rich and white it's like I'm runnin gainst a cheeeeesecaaaaake
The gameplay really is not bad. Sure, it's not as tight as something like Gears of War or Call of Duty, but it doesn't feel any worse than Uncharted did, to me. There's some awkward things about the controls, but they're pretty easy to get used to.