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Gain Ground (Genesis)

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Written by  :  Sean Booth (24)
Written on  :  Jan 13, 2005
Platform  :  Genesis
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Summary

Gameplay is more important than graphics or story.

The Good

The levels get progressively harder making it long lasting, and the two-player mode really improves the game. The different character types are fun and the strategy involved is refreshing. There are better looking games out there, but not many are as fun as this one. Really this is a great game that was well worth the money i paid for it.

The Bad

The final boss is incredibly hard even with 10-15 soldiers coming in. The collision detection is sometimes killer but is rarely a problem. I don't think there's much wrong with it, except the graphics are kind of smudgy.

The Bottom Line

Gain Ground is a strategy-light shooter with emphasis on gameplay rather than graphics. The visuals are adequate but they're not the best of the year. Just sitting down and playing the game for 5 minutes is as fun as a full game, especially with a friend.