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85
XboxTeamXbox (Mar 29, 2005)
The only question I have is why this game wasn’t pushed forward by the developers and fully created to its potential as a regularly priced title. This game really could have benefited from a more in depth visual and audio presentation that would have only helped to drive the great action. Toss in a bit of multiplayer fun and the replay value would have been given a boost that could have put this one on every gamers’ hot list. Even still, Nemesis Strike is a great game with a lot of action, much more than your average budget title, and its price tag is impossible to beat for what’s offered. Fans of combat shooters looking for a game that puts their trigger fingers as well as their minds to the test would be hard pressed to find a better deal on the shelf. If you have an extra $20 burning a hole in your pocket, it wouldn’t be a bad idea to head to the store and pick up a copy of Special Forces: Nemesis Strike, which should prove to be a valued addition to any gamer’s collection.
82
Xboxgames xtreme (Apr 21, 2005)
This game caters for most people in the fact that some missions are stealthy, some are all gun blazing, there are driving sections as well and some parachuting sections where you have to dodge flak, shoot enemies and you can do acrobatics whilst doing these to give it a little flair. So as you can see this game contains something for every one.
80
PlayStation 2Thunderbolt Games (Jun 16, 2005)
Compared to the heavyweight titles, Counter Terrorist Special Forces: Fire for Effect is blown out of the water. But on its own, this is a solid, well presented game that'll please a good majority of those that stump up the measly asking price. Basic AI won't make your eyes fall out, but as something to quench your thirst for a fast paced action game, this is perfect.
80
PlayStation 2GameCell UK (2005)
Fire for Effect’s cornball story (the Nemesis terrorist organisation plans to build a better AI super-computer than the CTSF’s yadda yadda…) will keep you playing till the end and atmosphere is added by excellent sound effects. The music is worth a mention and it never fails to sound appropriate and cool. As you traverse the massive levels you’ll expend more ammo in than in several other shooters put together, and likely cringe at a couple of graphical glitches, but for a budget title you get an amazing amount of bang for your buck, and this is truly an action title not to be missed.
78
XboxXBox Front (Mar 27, 2005)
Wer mit "Stolen" und "Splinter Cell: Chaos Theory" nichts anfangen kann, luftige Action liebt und einen knackigen Schwierigkeitsgrad bevorzugt, darf zugreifen. Dank eines vorhandenen Quick-Save greifen Anfänger lieber zu Kollege Fisher. Zwar wurde die Gameboy-Vorlage ordentlich in ein 3D-Gewand umgesetzt, aber einige Schnitzer -gerade auch in der KI- werten 'CT Special Forces: Fire for Effect' ab.
76
Windows4Players.de (Apr 09, 2005)
Okay, ganz so gelungen wie die 2D-Vorbilder ist CT Special Forces in 3D nicht. Es ist zwar cool, die Pixelhelden mal im Polygongewand zu sehen, aber gerade die Optik mit ihren Matsch-Texturen und der sehr gewöhnungsbedürftigen Perspektive hätte noch einiges Feintuning verdient. Neben kleineren Nervtötern wie der Namenseingabe (kein Eintippen, sondern Buchstabenwahl) stellt sich mir vor allem die Frage, warum ich im Spiel nicht springen darf – es sieht schon etwas albern aus, wenn eine tödliche Ein-Mann-Armee an einem zehn cm hohen Mauerstück verzweifelt. Wie auch immer: Das Teil macht Spaß, die Levels haben genau die richtige Länge, um eine Stunde am Stück zu unterhalten, und mit 30 Euro ist die ganze Sache auch noch angemessen preiswert. Allerdings bekommt ihr für dasselbe Geld auch die besseren 2D-Teile für GBA bzw. PSone.
75
XboxGameZone (May 31, 2005)
The best low-priced third-person shooter? If not the best, it’s pretty close. Nemesis Strike holds no commitment. It isn’t overly long, difficult to learn, or bombarded with frustrating missions that don’t have a point. It’s a shooter weapons to load and enemies to kill. Grab some ammo and fire away!
70
XboxGame Freaks 365 (2005)
At the end of the day, Nemesis Strike proves to be a longer than expected, and better than expected, third-person shooter. I praise the developers for their first attempt at a 3D Special Forces console game. Sure, some of the game's aspects might not be up to a level of excellence, but every department, be it graphics, gameplay, or game length, gets the job done well. If you're looking for a quality third-person shooter for a budget price, look no further than Special Forces: Nemesis Strike.
70
WindowsTotalVideoGames (TVG) (Apr 29, 2005)
The bottom line is that whilst the game won't be winning may prizes for originality or longevity, it is a very solid action title with good gameplay and a level of physics that has remained elusive in other titles. The control system is intuitive and responsive, and seeing your character shoot blindly over his head is a neat visual touch as well as knocking the aiming off slightly when he does so " in fact it's probably the best example of covering and defensive shooting yet. The enemy AI is quite impressive too with opponents actually finding cover under fire under regardless of whether that cover takes the form of a box or underneath a flight of steps". If anything playing CT: Special Forces is the closest to a G.I. Joe videogame, and will entertain gamers both with and without a budget.
70
WindowsIGN (Apr 13, 2005)
Some games don't succeed because they're shoved out the door unfinished and buggy. Nemesis Strike fails because it's finished (as far as I can tell) but stretched too thin beyond its relatively small resources. There's stealth gaming, action gaming, two very different main characters, and maybe they should have just pared things down a little here and there, tweaking, polishing, and cutting what plain didn't work. I'd rather have five hours of "Wow!" than fifty hours of, "Well, that was solid, I guess." Wouldn't you?
64
WindowsGameplay (Benelux) (Apr 30, 2005)
Counter Terrorist Special Forces doet zijn ding en is een eenvoudige arcadeshooter voor een niet al te veeleisend publiek.
60
XboxGamesmania.de (May 12, 2005)
Nach Lesen des vollmundigen Packungstextes und dem Spielen der ersten Missionen, war meine spontane Beschreibung für Fire for Effect „der schlechte Snowblind-Clone”. Der Titel spielt trotz der guten Ideen in einer ganz anderen Liga als die aktuelle Konkurrenz. Es handelt es sich klar um einen Midprice-Spiel für Gelegenheitsspieler, die sich an Shootern nur kurz abreagieren wollen. Insofern hat Fire for Effect auf meinem Notebook ein Zuhause gefunden, da es wenig Ressourcen frisst und mancher Pause die nötige Würze verleiht – mehr aber auch nicht. Wer dagegen konkurrenzfähige, abendfüllende Unterhaltung sucht, der sollte die Finger davon lassen.
60
PlayStation 2Gamesmania.de (May 12, 2005)
Nach Lesen des vollmundigen Packungstextes und dem Spielen der ersten Missionen, war meine spontane Beschreibung für Fire for Effect „der schlechte Snowblind-Clone”. Der Titel spielt trotz der guten Ideen in einer ganz anderen Liga als die aktuelle Konkurrenz. Es handelt es sich klar um einen Midprice-Spiel für Gelegenheitsspieler, die sich an Shootern nur kurz abreagieren wollen. Insofern hat Fire for Effect auf meinem Notebook ein Zuhause gefunden, da es wenig Ressourcen frisst und mancher Pause die nötige Würze verleiht – mehr aber auch nicht. Wer dagegen konkurrenzfähige, abendfüllende Unterhaltung sucht, der sollte die Finger davon lassen.
60
WindowsGamesmania.de (May 12, 2005)
Nach Lesen des vollmundigen Packungstextes und dem Spielen der ersten Missionen, war meine spontane Beschreibung für Fire for Effect „der schlechte Snowblind-Clone”. Der Titel spielt trotz der guten Ideen in einer ganz anderen Liga als die aktuelle Konkurrenz. Es handelt es sich klar um einen Midprice-Spiel für Gelegenheitsspieler, die sich an Shootern nur kurz abreagieren wollen. Insofern hat Fire for Effect auf meinem Notebook ein Zuhause gefunden, da es wenig Ressourcen frisst und mancher Pause die nötige Würze verleiht – mehr aber auch nicht. Wer dagegen konkurrenzfähige, abendfüllende Unterhaltung sucht, der sollte die Finger davon lassen.
60
PlayStation 2Official UK Playstation 2 Magazine (Jun, 2005)
While this is the first CT game on PS2, the series has already enjoyed an illustrious career in the handheld gaming world. We only mention this because, 3D makeover aside, Fire For Effect wears its lo-fi heritage proudly. Which is another way of saying that it's rough around the edges, but fast paced, bang-rammed and feature-packed enough to wile away an evening or two of anyone's time on rental. We liked the fresh feel of the freefall para-shooting missions. We liked the sprinting suicide bomber squads, and most of all we liked relentless shootery and the 20 quid price tag. We almost liked these things enough to forget about the horrendous slowdown when the screen gets busy, the frequently ropey textures and the terrifyingly cheesy dialogue. Almost.
59
WindowsPC Powerplay (May, 2005)
Im Kampf gegen den Terrorismus ballern Sie sich mit zwei unterschiedlichen Heldentypen durch einen mittelmäßigen Shooter und treffen ab und zu sogar Spielspaß.
56
WindowsFOK!games (May 08, 2005)
Het zal je niet verbazen, maar CT Special Forces: Fire For Effect is een matige game. Hij is niet goed, maar ook niet bagger. Het verhaal is standaard, de karakters zijn standaard, de afwisseling in missies is goed, de graphics en het geluid zijn aardig. Het enige wat er dus een beetje bovenuit steekt is de variatie in missies, maar deze zijn vaak niet heel erg goed uitgewerkt en dat is toch wel erg jammer. Je kunt je dus prima een poosje vermaken met deze game, maar het begint je op een gegeven moment allemaal wel te irriteren.
54
XboxMygamer.com (Apr 05, 2005)
With so many superior contenders already fighting for pride of place in the bargain bin, there doesn't seem to be a good reason why someone would buy Nemesis Strike over Brute Force, Hitman 2, or any other like-priced shooter. After all the bodies have long hit the floor, Nemesis Strike tries to accomplish more than it can handle. Maybe with some refocusing and extra time it could have been a more formidable soldier in the war for your cash but, for now, it's back to base for Nemesis Strike.
50
WindowsDigitally Downloaded (Mar 25, 2014)
With an odd mix of competence and frustration, CT Special Forces averages out to be a mediocre game at best. Its high points aren't must-purchase criteria but its shortcomings won't drive players away either. There are naturally better offerings for this price on the Steam store, but if you happen to chance upon a copy of this game, the results aren't all bad.
50
WindowsPC Player (Denmark) (Jun, 2005)
Man forstår tanken: Terrorister tilsat actionorrienteret og varieret gameplay lyder jo fint. Det endelige produkt fremstår dog uinteressant.
50
XboxMS Xbox World (Apr 26, 2005)
Well from this review at least it seems like I have very much slated the game and may have created an impression that CT and me just didn’t get along. In some respects you would be correct in thinking this; however at its heart there is a game here that some players will find rewarding and highly challenging. With its budget price being a lure I suppose you might not feel so bad spending your money on this game. All I can really say is Owl is cool “ish”, Raptor is generic and if more time was spent polishing up the levels and game play then you could have a semi decent game here. As it stands CT Special Forces will take a certain type of games player to really get into the game and enjoy it for what it is, sadly that games player is not me.
50
XboxGameSpot (May 31, 2005)
Nemesis Strike features a reasonably lengthy single-player adventure, but it offers no multiplayer of any kind to bring you back to the game once you're done with it. And, for that matter, length is about the only thing the single-player mode has going for it to begin with, since it certainly isn't much fun. If the developers at Asobo Studio had found a way to massage the wildly different elements that make up this game into something more cohesive, then Nemesis Strike might have been something worthwhile. As it is, it's just a clunky, uneven, ugly mess of an action adventure game that's devoid of any real redeeming qualities. Regardless of its cheap price tag, it isn't worth your time.
50
WindowsPlayback (Feb, 2006)
CT: Special Forces nie jest gra zła. Nie jest tez dobra, za które gotów byłbym zapłacić większe pieniądze. Fakt, że jest dołączana do jednego z najlepszych czasopism w Polsce sprawia, ze jest tylko miłym dodatkiem na deser po poczytaniu wspanialej lektury.
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WindowsGameSpot (Mar 24, 2005)
Nemesis Strike features a reasonably lengthy single-player adventure, but it offers no multiplayer of any kind to bring you back to the game once you're done with it. And, for that matter, length is about the only thing the single-player mode has going for it to begin with, since it certainly isn't much fun. If the developers at Asobo Studio had found a way to massage the wildly different elements that make up this game into something more cohesive, then Nemesis Strike might have been something worthwhile. As it is, it's just a clunky, uneven, ugly mess of an action adventure game that's devoid of any real redeeming qualities. Regardless of its cheap price tag, it isn't worth your time.
47
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru) (Apr 22, 2005)
Положительные эмоции утекают по капле, уступая натиску апатии и безразличия. Под занавес, похоже, умаялись и сами авторы, соорудившие самую тоскливую финальную битву со времен появления экшенов. Не верьте бодрой заставке. Врёт она всё.
40
XboxX-Power (Apr 28, 2005)
Neen, terroristen schieten kan zeker beter als in deze game. De moordende (snap je 'm; wat een woordspeling!) concurrentie in het anti-moslim-genre is vandaag de dag scherper als ooit, en het belooft er enkel nog maar drukker op te worden. Vandaar mijn advies: laten liggen dit spel.
38
WindowsGameStar (Germany) (May, 2005)
Mal wieder retten Sie die Welt vor einer Terrorgruppe. In Fire for Effect steuern Sie abwechselnd den Haudrauf-Spezialisten Raptor und die Sam-Fisher-Kopie Stealth Owl durch öde Levels. Taktik? Weit gefehlt: Gegen die dummen Gegnerhorden reicht stures Ballern. Zudem stören die schwache Grafik und viele Bugs. Pfui!
35
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com (Apr 04, 2005)
A l'aise sur GBA, la série se casse les dents sur PS2 et Xbox où elle se voit complètement dénaturée. Graphiquement, le titre a des années de retard et point de vue gameplay, c'est un pot-pourri de ce qu'on peut trouver ailleurs. Voilà qui donne bien peu envie.
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WindowsJeuxvideo.com (Apr 04, 2005)
Pour changer des phases de jeu classique, CT Special Forces comprend des séances de chute libre, le gros truc que lequel une partie de la communication du jeu a été faite d'ailleurs. Alors là c'est très rigolo. La première chose que l'on note c'est la sale photo piquée à un vieux satellite soviétique de 1982 et qui sert de toile de fond à la scène. Ensuite, on découvre les autres parachutistes, ceux qui sont là pour vous faire du mal. Ben c'était pas la peine, le chute en elle-même est déjà assez délicate parce que si on reproche à Half-Life de provoquer des nausées, là c'est pas mal aussi. Non seulement ces séquences ne font preuve d'aucun intérêt mais en plus elles rendent malade, tout comme le reste du jeu en somme... ... Ah ben ça y est j'ai fini moi, vous pouvez partir.