Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Inversion Unlikely to Flip Trend

Newspaper article Evening Chronicle (Newcastle, England)

Inversion Unlikely to Flip Trend

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Byline: MICHAEL BROWN

IN a crowded marketplace where triple A titles hoover up most gamers' money, you have to stand out from the crowd if you're to fight for what's left.

Fine examples of that can be seen in the dark, gothic charms of Limbo, the simple joy of Peggle, or the strange yet familiar characters of Angry Birds. All have that spark or quirk which carried people over the first hurdle - actually getting people to play them and realise how good they are.

Because of that a game like Inversion makes a lot of sense. Take a giant helping of Gears of War, style your bad guys after Kratos from God of War, mash Mass Effect's singularity and Dead Space's stasis ability together as your central gimmick, then cook it all up and hope it doesn't spoil.

Unfortunately however, Inversion is something of a half-baked effort.

At its heart it's nothing more than a bog standard cover shooter masquerading as something more interesting.

Cop Davis Russel sees his wife murdered and daughter kidnapped by the thuggish alien Lutadores. …

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