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Vice: Project Doom (NES)

Vice: Project Doom NES North American Title Screen

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Written by  :  Simoneer (30)
Written on  :  May 31, 2010
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Summary

All of it has been done before... but not at the same time!

The Good

  • Variety
  • Flawless gameplay
  • Cinematic cutscenes
  • Great graphics
  • Good stages
  • Good music
  • The Bad

  • Doesn't do anything new
  • The Bottom Line

    In VICE: Project Doom, known as GUN-DEC in Japan, you take the role of secret agent Quinn Hart, a member of the VICE unit who is assigned to investigate B.E.D.A. Corporation, following the disappearance of his partner Reese during a previous case. B.E.D.A. Corporation is a electronic equipment and military weapon manufacturer, and, well, something about this is fishy. Alongside Quinn Hart is his lover and fellow agent Christy, and Sophia, a friend of the two. This mission requires a team.

    The game combines the driving stages of games like Spy Hunter, the sidescrolling action of Ninja Gaiden, and the first-person, on-rail shooting the likes of Freedom Force (the NES one, naturally) and Gotcha. And it does it really well. Neither of the game "types" feel cheap, and they're bonded together with great cinematic cutscenes. I would highly recommend this to any NES fan. It's a superb game that is unfortunately little unknown, as it is with many games from this era. If not for the awesome gameplay, check it out just for the story and the cinematic cutscenes. This is high quality stuff. I think this and the Ninja Gaiden trilogy are the only NES games trying to convey a cinematic feeling, and more importantly, look. Or they were just the only games that succeeded.

    Check it out.