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As três versões para cada um dos consoles são praticamente idênticas. A única diferença notável está no controle da versão para PlayStation 2, cujos direcionais analógicos parecem não respondem com a mesma precisão do GameCube e Xbox (além de exigir um multitap para quatro jogadores). A versão do PlayStation 2 e Xbox tem suporte para conexão de quatro consoles em rede para 16 jogadores... mas isso exige quatro TVs e quatro cópias do jogo... o que não é exatamente barato. Mais uma vez, David Doak, criador de "Goldeneye" e "TimeSplitters", mostra como um jogo de tiro para console deve ser feito.
Finally, an FPS game that has a fun and effective two-player cooperative mode in the story, and a multiplayer mode that is the tops of anything on the market for console games, TS2 is the pinnacle for which FPS’s of the future will try to attain. Enough reading. If you don’t have TS2, get it. If you already own it, shouldn’t you be trying to get that next character unlocked?
Free Radical took fans? comments about TimeSplitters to heart, and it?s developed a sequel to the PS2?s first first-person shooter that outdoes the original in every respect?and outdoes most other PS2 shooters in the process.
On the whole the game is a must have for any console owner. The story mode will pull you in (especially co-operative story mode) and the multiplayer mode will keep you coming back for more again and again.
Without question, this is the best FPS available on the PS2 and something everyone should have in their collection. Between the Story, Multiplayer, Arcade modes and all of the unlockables, this game will keep gamers busy for at least a year or ten. There's enough in this game to like that even non-FPS fans will be able to find something they like.
Praise for this title is just so easy to give; the game is basically synonymous with the word brilliant. With a multiplayer mode that's seemingly immaculate (easily rivals Goldeneye and Halo's), a single player mode that's well above average, and a control set-up that anyone can operate effortlessly, the game practically encounters no downward spirals. The few flaws the game does have are so minuscule that they're basically not even detrimental to the overall product. One of the finest, solidly-crafted games in years -- there's no question.
I was one of the lucky owners of a PS2 on the launch date of the system, and would have sold the darned thing due to a disappointing game lineup had it not been for the original Timesplitters title from Free Radical and Eidos. This game showed owners of the PS2 what the system could be capable of, and did a great job on lighting, gameplay, and overall enjoyment. Us gamers talked about what improvements could have been made … they listened … and the result is one of, if not the best FPS title that I have played so far for any console system.
Throughout all of gaming history, there’s been those certain titles that change the way we think about games and gaming in general. The ones that rip through every standard boundary we ever came to know, and make us reconsider what exactly is “great.” From next-gen gaming, there’s titles such as Goldeneye 007 the game that revolutionized console first-person shooters in practically every way possible. On PC there’s the legendary Half-Life, a game that was light-years ahead of its time when it comes to integrating story with gameplay–never before had gamers experienced such a blatantly amazing product.
Although it's impossible to live up to the mythology created around a certain Nintendo 64 first-person shooter based on the James Bond license, Free Radical has the unenviable job of having to do just that. Split like rogue atoms from the cluster center of Rare in 1999, Free Radical burst onto the gaming scene in 2000 with a built-in heritage in console first-person shooters and a company name, though strangely different, to live up to.
The bottom line, though, is whether you'll want to buy it. With so many top quality games coming out over the coming weeks, TimeSplitters 2 is certainly one of the best five new console releases out before Christmas - whether you commit yourself to this over the other great games coming out will depend on your love of first person shooters. The two single player modes combined will keep you going for ages (not to mention single player vs. bot possibilities), while the multiplayer charms (tons of maps, modes, level designer, link modes) put it easily on a par with anything else out there. And it's got monkeys in it, which instantly makes it an essential purchase.
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Unique in presentation, fluid in controls and exceptional in multiplayer, Timesplitters 2 is a superior sequel in almost every way. Playing against others was fun before, but the single-player modes were atrocious. That problem solved with some cheeky storytelling and some very well designed levels, the sequel is a complete game rather than just a multiplayer vehicle. Owners of a Multitap will get the most mileage from this release, but co-op play and solid solo challenges against bots will add even more value. Well worth the investment, Timesplitters 2 has lived up to the series’ potential.
TimeSplitters 2 ist ein sehr umfangreicher First-Person-Shooter, der euch dank der verschiedenen Spielmodi und der packenden Atmosphäre für lange Zeit vor die Konsole fesselt. Präsentiert wird das Ganze mit einem schelmischen Augenzwinkern. Die coolen Spielmodi und Mehrspieler-Features sorgen dafür, dass TimeSplitters 2 sicher nicht zum Staubfänger im Regal verkommt.
In an age when the likes of BioShock, Halo 3 and Call of Duty 4 rule the FPS genre there may not be much room for droll titles like TimeSplitters 2, but it still manages to feel unique and pertinent; an uplifting change to most of the market. The single-player is still not perfect and the lack of any online modes feels somewhat antiquated, but for a fast-paced, light-hearted and surprisingly cavernous First-Person Shooter, they don’t come any better than this.
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Most improved sequel probably. Game of the year ’eh, maybe. Shooter of the year ’hmm, could be. If you’ve been reading the site for the past two months, you might remember that I wrote up the preview of TimeSplitters 2, commenting on its improved features, newly focused gameplay, and other facets that improved upon the original game. Well, after spending a month playing through all three systems, absorbing every nuance and feature, I can truly say that Eidos has a surefire multi-platform hit on its hands, one that no gamer, I repeat, NO gamer should be without.
The original TimeSplitters was released for the PlayStation 2 in late 2000 (shortly after the system's launch) and was developed by Free Radical Design, a group of ex-Rare employees who had worked on the legendary GoldenEye 007 for the Nintendo 64. While TimeSplitters featured deathmatch action that pulled down the pants of GoldenEye's multiplayer mode and taunted it, the game's single-player mode was a slapdash affair, totally devoid of storyline and strategy.
TimeSplitters 2 may very well be the best split-screen multiplayer-focused first-person shooter ever created. Back when console technology wasn't quite powerful enough to allow you to play first-person shooters as they were meant to be played, such games used to get a very bad rap on those platforms. Older systems simply didn't have the muscle to make shooters look like they were supposed to, and the lack of online support for consoles meant that players were stuck playing multiplayer matches on a split screen.
Après un premier volet très limité, Timesplitters 2 nous épate. Une ambiance qui nous accroche bien, un mode multi éclatant (livré avec éditeur de map) et une action prenante, il n'en faut pas plus pour convaincre même si dans le fond, TS 2 ne nous offre pas un gameplay révolutionnaire ni même très complexe. Maintenant, si vous attendiez un FPS classique dans le fond, mais diablement original (voire un peu barré) dans la forme, ne cherchez plus.
Für Spieler, die vornehmlich alleine spielen, ist TimeSplitters 2 ein zweischneidiges Schwert. Die Story reicht nicht gerade aus, um den Spieler durch die gerade mal zehn Abschnitte zu motivieren. Andererseits bieten die je nach Schwierigkeitsgrad variierenden Levels und die Challenges genügend Stoff, um das Spiel auch nach dem ersten Durchspielen wieder aus dem Schrank zu holen. Für Multiplayer-Duelle gibt es jedoch derzeit keinen besseren Konsolen-Shooter. Spielmodi, Waffen und Figuren gibt es zur Genüge und die durchweg sehr gute Grafik gibt sich auch im Splitscreen keine Blöße und sorgt für ein schnelles, unkompliziertes und von Anfang bis Ende spaßiges Vergnügen, das per Link mit bis zu 16 Spielern für heiße Gefechte sorgt. Wer allerdings hauptsächlich alleine zu Hause spielt, hat genügend Alternativen zur Hand, die fast alle über eine bessere und ausgefeiltere Story und Leveldesign verfügen.
Det blir än en gång uppenbart att dessa Rare-avhoppare onekligen besitter en ovanligt god känsla för hur en förstapersonsskjutare på konsol bör se ut. Med en snabbare och mer påverkningsbar spelkontroll hade detta varit en solklar nia.
Disposant d’un gameplay ayant déjà fait ses preuves, d’une bonne réalisation, d’une campagne solo de bonne facture et surtout d’un mode multijoueurs qui vous fera oublié un certain Goldeneye, TimeSplitters 2 s’impose comme l’une des meilleures références du genre sur la console de Sony en attendant son concurrent direct, Red Faction 2, qui ne tardera pas à débarquer sur nos terres. Un titre à acheter absolument si vous êtes fan de FPS sur consoles.
TimeSplitters 2 was true value for money when it was launched and even more so now, given that you can get a copy at bargain prices. Buy it, rent it…either way you won’t regret investing the couple of carefree hours it takes to play through this superb FPS.
Så hvis man er til First-person-shooter spil og gerne vil have et godt multiplayer-spil, så er TimeSplitters 2 lavet specielt til dig. Men hvis man derimod ikke har lyst, eller mulighed for at benytte sig af multiplayer-delen, og map maker-funktionen, og egentlig gerne vil have en god historie med i købet, så bør man måske nok lige tjekke op på om ikke Red Faction 2 eller Medal Of Honor-serien rammer mere rigtigt.
Grace à son gameplay soigné, Timesplitters ravira surtout les fans de FPS multijoueurs sur console. Le mode solo reste sympathique pour s’entrainer mais n’arrive pas à la cheville d’un Halo où même d’un Goldeneye. On le conseillera donc en priorité aux possesseurs de Xbox ou de Gamecube... A moins que vous n'ayez un multitap qui traine !