And I don't mean that in terms of gameplay (such as it is), which I love and could play endlessly.
I mean the writing.
I want to love this game; there are things about I do
love. The music, most of the voice acting, the father-son themes…all that is great. And there are some aspects (Jason and Shaun acting much younger than 10, for example) I'm willing to accept as just plain old artistic license.
But then, there are many more aspects that make me wonder... how in the heck could an adult possibly
be this ignorant? Didn't anybody else read all of this, or edit it, or anything at all? I simply can't be expected to believe that a kid could survive 72 hours in water, or that a full SWAT team and a helicopter don't have the energy to continue chasing after one guy. Or that a character would assume that a silent ninja killed a guy in about 8 seconds in a tiny shop and left, rather than that the only
other person who was there with her might have snuck off behind her back.
This game has so many obvious
plot holes that would have been so simple to fix, and yet nobody did. So I can't fully immerse myself in the story, or this game as a whole, and that's a shame.