Ghost in the Shell (PlayStation)

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Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.8
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.4
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.8
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Overall User Score (14 votes) 3.8

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This is a pretty good game. It is not the best game of all time, but it was also not bad by any means. I threw my controller at the ground more than once, which means that I had to be enjoying myself. I think the difficulty of the bosses will keep some people from making it too far into the game, but seasoned veterans will be adequately challenged. I really liked the added dimension of being able to climb the walls. Shooter fans should enjoy it, but I recommend a rental for everyone else to determine if this game is for you.
The only real drawback with Ghost in the Shell is that it's a little short. The levels aren't incredibly difficult, and don't really encourage replay. However, if you're into Japanimation, or just love shooters, you owe it to yourself to check this game out. Sleeper hit of the year, baby.
Super Play
Ghost in the Shell kanske inte är det bästa shoot 'em up-spelet som världen har skådat. Det har ett par brister som bäst beskrivs som programmeringsfadäser. Men överlag är det helt okej och innehåller de ingredienser som behövs för att hålla spelet flytande.
Mega Fun
Freunde von Ballerorgien werden hier ihre wahre Freude haben. Eine unkomplizierte Steuerung, ein einfaches Waffenarsenal und viele Gegner sorgen für andauernden Actionspaß. Die Grafik ist sauber und hat einige Details zu bieten. Vom Häuserkampf bis zur dunklen Kanalisation ist alles dabei. Die schnellen Techno-Beats sorgen für Ohrenfreude und lassen die Finger nur selten vom Abzug der MG und Raketen weichen. Leider sind die zwölf Missionen ein bißchen zu wenig, und auch der Schwierigkeitsgrad kann manchmal nerven. So kann es passieren, daß Ihr einige Male ein Level von Anfang an beginnen müßt, da Ihr am Endgegner scheitert. Der Grund hierfür ist die Save-Option, die es Euch nur erlaubt, am Ende einer Stage zu speichern. Aber dennoch kann schon allein wegen den 30 Minuten Film ein Blick auf Ghost in the Shell nicht schaden.
But pretty pictures aside, Ghost in the Shell is a fairly worthwhile title, leveling out somewhere in between the categories of "good buy" and "great rental." If it possessed just one or two more levels, it would be squarely placed in the former category. As it is, it walks the line.
Svenska PlayStation Magasinet
Ghost In The Shell är inte ett misslyckande i sig. Det har en massa godis framförallt visuellt, och många spelare kommer att sluka det med hull och hår. Det är bara det att det hade kunnat vara så mycket bättre om man hade renodlat det lite grand och koncentrerat sig på att ge oss ett riktigt rejält 3D-äventyr.
GamePro (US)
Ghost in the Shell, take for what it is, is a decent 3-D shooter with a few twists. Unfortunately, those looking for a true video-game depiction of the film will be sadly disappointed.