- Verdict: ick
- Fun Rating: Not Much Fun
- Players/Mode: Single-Player/Campaign
- Game Duration: n/a (demo)
- System: PS2, PSP
- Developer: Sony Computer Entertainment America
- Website: http://www.us.playstation.com/syphonfilterdarkmirror/
(from the game’s website)
“Gabe Logan is a highly-trained Precision Strike Operative, commanding a black box U.S. Agency that, legally, doesn’t exist. Using Precision Strike Tactics, advanced vision technology, and the latest in high-tech weaponry, Logan’s specialty is covert operations requiring deadly force. Logan and his team perform “surgical strikes”: missions too sensitive for a military response, too dangerous for civilian intelligence forces. Logan’s job is to infiltrate, recon and execute decisively. Once inserted, Logan is his own authority.”
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What the game gets right
I’m a big fan of limited resources and this game makes some sense in the area of “what would I be able to carry if I were a cheesy pro merc?” I also like that in order to switch to a more appropriate thing for the situation, it takes some actual game time to do it. This realistic approach actually made me anxious a couple of times during the story.
What the game gets wrong
Several questions came up with this game or my experience of it like: Where does this guy keep all of these gadgets? Why is this guy in charge when the two girl sidekicks (apparently one is a love interest) seem to have more of a clue? Why was the intro so long? Why does the main guy act like an over paid actor? Is one of the designers of this game a big fan of ’80′s action movies?
Game play was so so. I haven’t played many 3P shooters (so this review is a TPS report?) so the controls were awkward to me. Add to that a Lucas-esque script and you’ve got a game that will make you remember other appointments/chores/eyes that need to be kept/done/poked out, respectively, which will all seem more important to do than to play this game.
Sum it up
This will not be one of those games that I purchase, rent, or allow someone to pass on to me when they are finished with it. I recommend this game only to those of you that like one liners and “B” versions of every action movie ever made.