3 A fair attemptSambostrat | 28/05/2009 | See all Sambostrat's reviews (7)If there was an option to give this game 3.5 stars, I would have chosen that because it is better than the mediocre inferences implied by 3/5.... but it isn't a truly great game for a few reasons.After watching the cut-scene preview, I had high hopes for the game but let's face it, we all know what the PS3 is capable of graphically and this isn't quite up to scratch. You only need look at what Konami did with Metal Gear 4 and, if that's the benchmark, the developers have fallen short with this outing.The gameplay is a little rough around the edges, although strangely addictive. The enemy AI is actually surprisingly good and the machines do attempt, albeit half-heartedly, to flank you where possible. The T-600s are notoriously hard to kill unless you have a grenade or pipe-bomb up your sleeve, which is actually great because the Terminator franchise has never been about stand-up fights - a lot is running away if possible.The aspect I love about the game in the short time I've been playing it is the great implementation of the 'cover' system. John moves fluidly from a burned out car to a bullet-ridden concrete column via a couple of rusted, war-torn barrels so well that out-flanking your enemies soon becomes a breeze and leaves you with a quiet sense of satisfaction at how well you can navigate the battlefield. It's just as well too as the 'spiders' can only actually be destroyed from behind. Cover fire and quick thinking play an important role in advancing through the deserted streets and the machines are never far behind.My main problem with the game is the graphics though and you have to feel they rushed it through to get it released in time for the film that's out in cinemas... oh would you look at that... next week. What a coincidence. They aren't the worst on PS3 but they are far from the best and that's an unfortunate aspect of what could have been a great release.I am still only a few levels into the game and there will hopefully be many surprises still in store but my opinion so far is "could be better".