Shock Wave: Operation JumpGate
PlayStationThe fact that both games are now one means that you’d be hard pushed to find a better deal. OK, so it may not be state-of-the-art in terms of PlayStation software, and indeed if you can tolerate the endless barrage of taunts from mindless 3DO owners claiming that they’ve had both games for aeons (and better no doubt!), then this package should be all you need for a fun-packed weekend of hedonistic heroism. In short, including Jumpgate pushes the score up to 89% for Shock Wave Assault..
3DOThe biggest difference between the two games is Jumpgate's difficulty. It assumes you mastered the first game, so the enemies are faster, more numerous and mostly airborne (the easy-to-bag walkers have disappeared). Except lots of crashing and replaying. But what replaying it is! This Operation's a success.
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3DOMore in-the-cockpit action. Jumpgate is essentially the first Shockwave, it just has new combat areas. The control could use some fine-tuning, but awesome cinemas and intense action compensate.
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3DOThat aside, I loved Shockwave: Operation Jumpgate. If you want a game you can play for weeks on end and you're itching to get hooked, go for it. It's your world. I still have a long way to go in the game and I'm enjoying every minute of it. (Every minute I'm playing and not screaming curses at the TV screen, that is.)
3DOIf you liked Shock Wave, you will love the data disk, Operation JumpGate. The only thing we could argue is the number of missions. Five is a bit too short.