Turning Point: PCG Review

By John Walker on April 21st, 2008 at 1:12 pm.

How silly of me – I didn’t spot that PCG posted my review of Turning Point: Fall of Liberty last week. Well, now I have, and you can read it with an eye of your choice.

America seems to really want someone to knock over the Statue of Liberty.

What if Winston Churchill had been killed by that car that hit him in New York in 1931? Apparently, Hitler would have done an awful lot better, and invaded America. All German soldiers’ brains would turn to mush, all worldly objects would become magically sticky, jumping would become nearly impossible, and people would gain super-strength and the ability to absorb dozens of bullets.

As if the phrase ‘Games For Windows’ wasn’t ridiculous enough, Turning Point makes further mockery of any meaning it might contain. No mouse cursor for the menus, no video controls, no ability to task-switch, and a controller setup based on a diagram of an Xbox 360 controller. This is not a game for Windows by any stretch – it’s a crummy port of a crummy 360 game.

Read the rest of it here.

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9 Comments »

  1. Phil says:

    ” a conclusion that it clearly thought contained gravitas, but succeeds only in ass.”

    ..is a line I fully intend to use in a variety of contexts.

  2. Nallen says:

    Both amusing and depressing in equal measures! Good read Mr Walker.

  3. Thiefsie says:

    oh dear is what I thought when I first saw this on EG. it still stands

  4. JJ says:

    Actually, the screenshot with the fallen Chrysler building looks pretty cool.
    But just to stay on the safe-side, I’ll pass.

  5. Muzman says:

    Good work taking the supposedly PC quality assuring “Games for Windows” brand to task. I wonder if enough time has passed to review that (if someone else hasn’t already done so).

  6. AbyssUK says:

    The voice acting is also possibly the worst I’ve ever heard.

  7. Turin Turambar says:

    I played some budget shooters, and a few of them were entertaining, a good buy. I remember Ubersoldier, for example.

    Well, this game is NOT one of them.

  8. Larington says:

    Well, that review certainly saved me from a bitter disappointment… Maybe not even bitter, at least then I’d have something to drink…

    Like-wise, Resident Evil 4 commited the travesty of shoving a controller in your face when you decide you need to reconfigure the AWFUL controls. That crap got uninstalled pronto.

  9. Cruz says:

    Ya’know, I love killing Nazi’s enough that I *might* have considered wading through the crap and playing it, but ugh, another GFW travesty. Nail in the coffin.