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Simply put, we're talking about a very solid mech game here. I wasn't impressed by the monthly charge for online play and the lack of player-managed multiplay options, but the overall gameplay is very good, and the single-player component provides tremendous value.
Secret Service / New S Service
Nie zmienia to faktu, że jest niezła i z pewnością godna polecenia dla każdego fana gatunku. Dla innych zresztą też.
I know, I know - you're wondering why you shouldn't buy a game that's highly recommended. Well, there are a few reasons. For starters, you can download the multiplayer-only version of the game free of charge, and it comes with a couple of single-player missions so you can get your chops down offline. Of course, two single-player missions doesn't compare to the two 20-plus-mission campaigns featured in the retail version, but for me at least, the single-player missions just aren't very interesting - they seem to be mainly a matter of seeing how you can perform when you're outmanned, outgunned, and working against the clock. Finally, it's going to cost you $9.95 a month to play the full version of the game - the only way to access all the maps and weapons - so if you really get into the action you're better off using the money you'd have spent on the retail version for a couple of months' worth of online play.
Cyberstrike 2 is an interesting game. It is pretty easy to learn and get started with once you get past the interface. It features a strong single player game with an even stronger multiplayer element. It's more action-oriented than comparable mech simulations, yet focuses on team cooperation as well. Bottom Line: Very nice graphics, fast-paced action-oriented gameplay. AI is a bit on the weak side, but that doesn't matter in the multiplayer game. Controls are not configurable, and video selection is problematic.
The more I played CyberStrike2, the more fun I had. The game obviously has limitations, and it's not on a level with the giant sims (Mechwarrior 3, Starsiege and Heavy Gear 2) but the overall experience was most satisfying. In particular the logistical system adds a fresh element to what is for some a tired formula. I thought there was a lot of depth and substance to the single player missions and on that score alone I would recommend the game. The multi-player games are also incredibly addictive and challenging. The cost of multi-player action was disappointing. I guess $9.95 per month is cheap for genuine entertainment, but if you've already bought the game, it's irritating to have to pay extra to enjoy its best feature. Given that you can get the multi-player game for free, I guess I shouldn't complain.
Ob Canon, Steppe oder Fabrikanlage, das Terrain pocht auf 3D-Beschleunigung. Im Gegenzug werden reichlich Effekte geboten, auch akustische - Musik gibt es nur zu Menüs und Zwischensequenzen. Die
wahren Schwächen des Spiels liegen jedoch in einer überkomplizierten Steuerung und der KI des Begleitpersonals: Im Kampf sind die Wingmen schon nützlich, doch sonst treten sich diese Blechköpfe gegenseitig auf die Füße. Am besten hat es uns daher in den 40 Internet-Arenen mit jeweils bis zu 32 Mech-Kriegern gefallen. Denn für Chancengleichheit verzichtet man doch gerne auf Zwischensequenzen und Musik.
Computer Gaming World (CGW)
Even with its new accelerated graphics, CYBERSTRIKE 2’s bland, single-player feel will definitely keep it behind next-generation heavyweights like HEAVY GEAR 2 and STARSIEGE. However, its clever multiplayer action provides enough variety and challenge to keep even jaded gamers interested—provided they’re willing to pay.
This is a good, fun game and a worthy entry into the small but competitive universe of battling mechanized armor. The game designers delivered a number of innovative features from the maps to the online gadgetry that will soon be copied by their competitors. Kudos to them also for daring to create an engaging multiplayer arena that just might be worth paying a subscription fee. If Simutronics Corporation can move quickly enough to develop a strong online following they’ll find they have winner on their hands.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Cyberstike 2 manages to be an interesting single-player/multiplayer hybrid, and one that offers just the right amount of gameplay if you go in knowing what to expect. You almost have to approach it as a strictly online game -- like Ultima Online -- with a single-player component thrown in as a bonus. While it's certainly not epic enough to make anyone forget the upcoming release of Heavy Gear 2, it does offer some fast, fun, mech-killing action.
Quite honestly, the variety of weapons were kind of boring. I personally liked this game. It tries too hard to copy Mechwarrior, and the giant fighting robot genre. It gets boring at times due to lack of enemies to fight. The weapons are nothing new or special. It is nothing short of a clone. Yet, I liked it and had fun playing it. The sound effects and graphics are top-notch. The online gaming experience is very good and easy to use, except for the money part. The controls are solid. It is just nothing new to rave about. Don't expect much and get a little bit more.
Computer Games Magazine
A spate of new giant robot games on the horizon all have better visuals and will offer free online play. Players interested in online gaming should not hesitate to download the modestly-sized software and sign up for a free account. But solo gamers would be better served finding a copy of SCARAB in the "under $10.00" bargain bin, rather than spending hard-earned dosh on Cyberstrike 2.