|Set in an alternate history in which famed British leader Winston Churchill dies in a 1931 car accident and the United States never enters WWII, Turning Point: Fall of Liberty tells the story of the subsequent world dominance by the Axis Powers. Neville Chamberlain's Great Britain surrenders to Germany in 1940, followed by Hitler's Middle East incursion and the fall of Russia one year later, and, thanks to oil from its German ally, Japan is able to skirt the U.S. embargo and assert its dominance over Asia. A limited resistance movement forms in the United States in 1943, but an uneasy peace persists for a decade as no military action is taken. Then, beginning with a stunning assault on New York City, the German army takes over the United States thanks to state-of-the-art weapons developed by a Nazi war machine that never stopped churning.|
The game begins with the surprise invasion of New York, as fighter jets streak through the clouds, massive battleships converge on the harbor, thousands of paratroopers and hulking tanks pepper the Manhattan skyline, and giant zeppelins the size of aircraft carriers blot out the sun. Players take on the role of Dan Carson, a blue-collar New York construction worker-turned resistance fighter, as he traverses girders and battles paratroopers in an attempt to escape the shell of an incomplete skyscraper now crumbling from the German assault. With no gun to defend himself, Carson must use brute strength and take advantage of the elevated environment to fend of the Nazi attackers and reach the ground before the building collapses. It gets no easier on the ground though, as players must then use guerilla tactics and more unique environmental kills to overcome superior weapons and battle the Nazi menace through the streets of New York City, Washington D.C., and London.
|Game||Turning Point: Fall of Liberty|
|Platform||Sony PlayStation 3|
|ESRB Rating||T - Teen|
|ESRB Descriptor||Language, Violence|
|Number of Players||1-8|
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Average review score based on 1 user reviews
This game has some catching up to do on PS 3 graphics + game play.
However if you are a beginner or novice player looking for an entry-level first person shooter, this game is for you.
I played it on normal difficulty. Most levels are a cakewalk. It is kind of boring for a skilled player but it will be fun for a beginner + train them well. There are a few levels where you need to adjust to a new weapon introduced by the enemy.
On the other hand the last few levels were quite fun. The graphics and game play are that of a mid level play station 2 game.
Most enemies are fairly stupid and they love to get shot. The last 4 or so levels introduce more challenges and become very fun.
When you die and repeat the level, nothing changes. This makes it very easy to memorize where each enemy will be and easy to beat the level on a second or third try.
The story line is fair.
I only found one lock up in the game.
The movement through some places becomes jerky do to some sort of loading issue.
Over all for me it was just a few evenings of entertainment while I wait for the next high end shooter.