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Crime Killer (PlayStation)

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Absolute Playstation
Crime Killers includes all those essential elements that go towards making a successful arcade shooter. The graphics are bright and colorful and move along at a commendable rate while the two player mode should keep you occupied for quite some time. If there is one slight fault it would be that although the missions are varied the objective remains the same - seek and destroy your target, but then that's what arcade shooters are all about. The theme of Crime killers leads me to an interesting thought - the idea of linking two different games together. If that were possible then the combination of this and Grand Theft Auto would be a treat.
Mega Fun
Wer sich schon für Twisted Metal, Auto Destruct und Felony 11-79 begeistern konnte, ist hier genau richtig. Heiße Verfolgungsjagden bei 60 fps (frames per second) und dabei noch wilde Schießereien - was will man mehr? Grafisch gesehen wird hier durchweg eine gute Qualität geboten. Zwar ist die Umgebung etwas dunkel und auch pixelig, was aber durch Lens Flare und Light Sourcing wieder wettgemacht wird. Positiv aufgefallen sind weiterhin der Zwei-Spieler-Mode, die deutschen Bildschirmtexte und die deutsche Sprachausgabe. FMV-Sequenzen und rockige Soundsamples runden das Ganze noch ab. Kommen wir zu den Kritikpunkten: Zum einen ist der Schwierigkeitsgrad ab der vierten Mission hoch angesiedelt. Zu wenige Health-Packs, die meist auch noch gut versteckt sind, sorgen immer wieder für eine Unterbrechung der Verfolgungsjagd. Das hohe Verkehrsaufkommen belebt zwar die Szenerie, jedoch nervt es, wenn man immer wieder an neutralen Autos hängen bleibt und so den Kriminellen aus den Augen verliert.
Crime Killer is exhilarating and bags of fun for quite a few levels, especially with the inclusion of the two-player option, but as soon as you work out where energy pick-ups and weapons are repeatedly dropped, the challenge begins to wane.
Super Play (Sweden)
Vad som är förvånansvärt är det något taniga utbudet av banor och fordon. Tre typer av kärror, en snutbil, en dito hoj och en framtida flygande polisfarkost. Samtliga har två banor vardera att husera på. Så efter avklarade uppdrag är det bara att packa ihop... eller nej, det är det ju inte. När man har klarat av alla uppdrag, då hämtar man bästa polaren, och så kör man igång med tvåspelarvarianten. Sedan har man att göra ett bra tag, för att bevisa vem som är framtidens bäste Steve McQueen.
So on the positive side, besides some collision detection and the tricky cameras in analog mode, the handling is pretty solid, and the speed is certainly cool. The weapons are fun, and the missions are unpredictable and challenging enough to keep you around for a while. But the environments eventually become dull, and at some point, which probably varies among attention spans, you'll grow bored and no longer look forward to your next assignment, but rather find yourself hoping to hell the dispatcher gives it a rest so you can sit at the donut shop like a jaded cop until your shift is over.
Video Games
Wie bereits gesagt: Optisch und technisch präsentiert sich Crime Killer brillant, doch der Missionsaufbau und die Rahmenhandlung lassen schwer zu wünschen übrig.
In the end, Crime Killer proves to be a great concept that's fallen victim to below average execution. And in such a do-or-die genre, that's a fatal defect. Diehard fans of the genre stand to face severe disappointment; those hungry for all things related to it should consider this a definite try-before-you-buy.