Plain Sight

Reviewed by Tap on Jun 15, 2011
Rating
2/5
(Boring.)
Game Overview
Developer:
Beatnik
Release Date:
April 5, 2010
Platform Reviewed:
Personal Computer
Platforms Available:
Windows
Xbox 360
Genre(s):
Action | Casual | Fighting
Requirements: 
DirectX 9, 2GHz+ processor (1.8GHz dual core), SM2 support.

Plain Sight is a multiplayer-only game. That alone should sway most of us to stay away from it. The game also requires you to log into a site to play it, so remembering account details is required. Finally, almost nobody plays it, so you end up playing against bots.

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You only find bots to play against.

Bots are way too easy, making for a very pointless battle. I played for two hours and not once saw a human being, ironic considering you play as a robot.
The graphics are great, but the environments are a little boring. There is no interaction, no doors, no real obstacles to overcome. There’s no such thing as a death pit in this game, because you are a robot that jumps around in three dimensions, in space. Sound interesting? It’s not.

The gameplay concept is great, but the execution is terrible. The controls are way too simple, making attacks auto-lock, removing any purpose to aim. Jumps are necessary but hardly improve gameplay, and the shield mechanic, while cool, serves no purpose when fighting bots. I will admit some of the gameplay mechanics might work better with human opponents, but the game is designed in such a way that fighting is all you do and is way too simple.

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Requires no skill.
Just rapidly attack and win.

Unfortunately, the gameplay is mind-numbingly easy, and the register/login process is a pain. Nobody plays, so bots are all you get, making it impossible for me to even see if you can chat. The game is not worth its $5 price tag. I strongly urge you to simply avoid this game.

If you already bought this game and would like to play it with a human opponent, send me a friend invite on Steam. I'm always looking for people to play games with.

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#1 posted on June 19, 2011 - 12:13pm

Sounds like it could be cool. But I can't stand too-easy multiplayer. Especially when multiplayer substitutes slots for real people with bots.

I just wish I could see some pictures of the game-play.

Killed by a troll on level 14.

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#2 posted on October 27, 2011 - 5:03pm

Screenshots may actually make the game look fun, and videos can be misleading, as well. You kind of have to take my word for it. It is boring.

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#3 posted on October 28, 2011 - 6:57pm

i agree with knox and pictures tell more than a 1000 words but if there is no pics it just doesn't want to keep reading the review. Does't give me an idea much of how the game looks.

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