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Starhawk is a third-person shooter, but that's not what makes it so unique. What does is the ability to change up the battlefield on the fly. The PS3 game's Build & Battle system is a really awesome enhancement to the usually generic shooters. The Build & Battle system works by allowing a player to call in orbital drops for the price of some Rift energy. These drops include things such as bunkers, turrets, Hawk platforms, tank depots, jeep garages, sniper towers, walls, a sort of speeder bike, and jet pack dispensers! This system is utilized both in the campaign and in multiplayer. And really, multiplayer is where it's at! This building feature changes the game from a shooter, to more of an RTS (real time strategy for those of you who may not be fluent in gaming lingo), because you have to spend your rift energy wisely, since it could be better to get an anti aircraft turret, rather than a sniper tower. And when you are playing online, you need to work with your team, because everyone can build things. If one of your teammates builds a bunker, you do not want to make another one just for the sake of having two. And going off on your own to try and kill the enemy troops at their base is usually a bad idea. Fortify first, then strike with power! :D that's what I like about Starhawk. It isn't like COD. The top player doesn't need to have the most kills. If you decide to help build up the home base while others go out to keep the enemy at bay, you will still be contributing and gaining XP. The game is very centered on team work. As for the story, you won't be finishing the game feeling like you've really gained anything from what you've learned about the world of Starhawk. Starhawk is a future/western themed game about a gun for hire named Emmett Graves, who is usually hired to secure sources of Rift energy. The odd thing is Rift energy can corrupt people somehow, and has managed to do so to countless victims (Emmett's brother included). Emmett himself was only slightly corrupted and now works as a bounty hunter, and that's about it. Emmett is just an angry man with a whole lot of one-liners. I don't fully understand why this sci-fi gold rush is based around a material that has transformed a huge amount of people into space zombies (though these zombies use guns and pilot vehicles), but I don't mind since the gameplay is way better than the story. Leveling up online gives you XP points to spend on different abilities you've unlocked by completing the challenge for said ability. You also unlock different parts to your character's outfit, allowing for some customization (Though the outfits I've unlocked so far kind of suck lol). Over all, it's a great game, but I have to worn you about one thing that could be it's downfall. Many a time I've been playing Starhawk online, and it's caused my system to freeze. It usually freezes one to three times in a day playing it. I don't know if this will be fixed eventually, but the last time I played online, my game froze and now I cannot go online because the file is corrupted or something and it screwed up the game data so the menu doesn't work. I can still play through the campaign, so once I beat it, I'll delete the file and re-install the game so I can play online again. That being said, I'd still recommend this game, but buy it at your own risk. I don't know how often it will corrupt your data from freezing, but it's only happened once for me. And it mostly freezes at the loading screens for multiplayer.
In total, I give it a 8.8 out of 10 score.
It has a few technical issues and a poor story, but it's a really great gaming experience!
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