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SummaryA great old skool FPS very reminiscent of Goldeneye on the N64
The GoodThis is a seriously playable and fun first-person shooter that, in good ways, feels very old skool. There's really no messing around or pretense here: just run around and shoot the bad guys.
As I said in the tag line, it really does remind me a lot of Goldeneye on the N64, albeit with somewhat better graphics. The action is fast-paced and fun, and I love the rag-doll physics, which are something of a rarity on the PS2. It's also absolutely possible to behead, or amputate limbs, with carefully placed shots, which is highly entertaining in a messed up sort of way.
The mission structure is good, and is supported by an excellent story line, bolstered by decent voice acting - not surprising given the quality of the cast (Tom Baker, anyone?) - and an excellent soundtrack. The story is genuinely great, and sprinkled with truly emotional moments.
The BadThe cover mechanic wasn't something I really used or needed. It felt sort of tacked on.
Graphics are a bit hit and miss - sometimes they feel a bit drab, and there's the inevitable boxiness and fuzziness we've all come to expect from PS2 games.
This game is crying out for a sequel but, sadly, we're unlikely to ever see one since Swordfish Studios are no more.