Binary Domain (SEGA, Xbox 360) Release Date: 28 Feb 2012
It is the year 2080. The location is Tokyo, Japan. Androids that had been programmed to help us in our daily lives have slowly, but suddenly gained a vicious conscience of their own. These former robotic servants once built to aid us, have now turned against us, hell bent on our obliteration. The corporation responsible - Armada.
You are Dan Marshal, the leader of a group of mercenaries hired to take out Armada. You must carefully select your squad from a wide variety of individuals of various nationalities, fields of expertise as well as temperaments, in this futuristic world.
While the game's cover-based-shooter core gameplay is tried and true, it is the squad mechanics that really set this game apart. Not only do you have to carefully pick the right team members with abilities that are most optimal for the mission at hand, but you also need to maintain a good relationship with your team. Responding to questions appropriately, as well as executing orders well improves your relationship with your team members, resulting in a squad that obeys your commands more readily.
With these unique mechanics backed up by an engaging story, Binary Domain promises to be a sleeper hit!