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It’s fun in a quirky kind of arcade way, but there are just too many gameplay issues to ignore, which is a shame because I really wanted to like this game more than I did.
Overall, the game had the potential that could have made it a title worth checking out. However, it is obvious that the developers did not use that potential to its fullest. Even with the non-existence of animé titles on the PC, Tsunami cannot be recommended. Yes, the game could have been a lot better, but potential is not what gamers pay their money for. Graphical bugs, A.I. problems, camera issues, and unpopulated levels, etc. are enough to repel even the most devout animé fans. To all those who have been waiting for an animé title, well, maybe you should just go replay Shogo.
Is Tsunami 2265 totally devoid of value? Not completely, but it's close. If you just want a mindless, simplistic PC shooter for younger players to enjoy (the Saturday morning cartoon crowd), there may be some value in this title -- but wait until it hits the bargain bin (where it's inevitably headed). It's not worth the current $39.99. Better yet, just pick up a copy of Shogo: Mobile Armor Division, which can now be had for approximately $10. As for Tsunami 2265, it really won't "mech" anyone's day.
I’m convinced that the designers and storywriters of Tsunami 2265 have never met. If they had, then perhaps the animated cut-scenes — which unfold a sweeping, epic tale of samurai warriors, a ravaged earth, and vengeful ronin — might have some remote connection to the gameplay. Sadly, that’s not the case. The game the writers envisioned is likely far superior to the one the programmers crafted.
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
Tsunami 2265 is a throwback to an earlier generation of third-person arcade 3D shooters – simple and straightforward, easy to learn and to play – and for that I am grateful. But the complete lack of innovation and diversity, along with the utterly draining repetitiveness of the obstacles you encounter, suck most of the joy out of the gameplay experience. The designers pay reasonable homage to the anime theme, but they seem to have forgotten that nowadays people need a few more twists and turns to maintain their interest in a game. So I guess I will have to wait a bit longer to fill my desperate craving for a 3D arcade action fix.
Absolute Games (AG.ru)
Мы не знаем, что именно помешало разработчикам, но искренне сожалеем. С учетом вышеперечисленных добавок и полигональной инъекции в движок у ProGraph мог получиться вполне достойный потомок Shogo. К несчастью, нам подсунули всего лишь скучный, тусклый, унылый "летний" проект, о котором вы вряд ли вспомните с началом осеннего игропада
One of the advantages of the PC gaming market is that anyone can make a game. One of the tragedies is that these people did. In the end, Tsunami 2265 doesn't have anything redeeming enough about it to be appealing and isn't even kitschy enough to make it worth your while to play it for camp's sake.
Armchair Empire, The
It’s really a tragedy when a good idea goes to waste through poor execution. What would it be like if Akira had an awesome story, but the animation sucked? Well it would probably be a lot like what Tsunami 2265 is like, except the other way around. It has a great idea in terms of graphical presentation and plotline, but it throws it all away through poor gameplay design.
Cu ale lui surprize, surprize, dar din pacate foarte neplacute, Tsunami 2265 demonstreaza ca in anul 2002 mai pot fi lansate jocuri care sufera de deficiente grave la toate capitolele. Nu va atingeti de acest joc!
Tsunami 2265 begins with a schmaltzy love theme filled with ludicrous but sincerely crooned lines such as, "I see fighters coming for your heart." For an anime-inspired action game about giant robots and their human pilots, it's a promising start. Unfortunately, things go abruptly downhill from there. The designers obviously know their anime--apparently at the expense of ever having played a video game.
So, feel my pain and prevent your own. Tsunami 2265 is not a new version of Shogo. It's a new version of Oni. If you really liked Oni, you'll probably dig this. If, for you, like most of the populace, Oni was a huge letdown, then you'll probably want to laugh derisively whenever anyone mentions this game. I mean think about it...it says something about the game when the thing I enjoyed the most about it was playing my own music in the background.