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SiN (Windows)

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Written by  :  Goteki45 (354)
Written on  :  Apr 14, 2003
Platform  :  Windows
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Summary

My all time favourite.

The Good

I LOVED the story. It's all about a special police force called the HardCorps. You are Colonel John R. Blade and together with you sidekick J.C. you'll have to halt the spreading menace caused by the popular drug "U4". It all starts out simple with a bankheist, but it slowly turns into a biomechanical nightmare. Beautifull!!

The sounds are so great. When i first played the game in december 1998, i was stunned by the music and the sound effects. They really add to the atmosphere of the game. I especially like the music in the Freeport bank, the SinTEK chemical plant, the construction site, the subway and the sinclaire estate. Never before had i heard such music in a video game. The voice acting is a little bit cheesy, but not that bad.

The enemies could be shot in many parts of the body, sadistic but fun!. Especially if you want to off every enemy with a headshot.

I loved the diabolical Elexis Sinclaire. She is the ultimate bad girl. When you play as Blade you won't just play the game, it makes you want to play the game so you can bring Elexis down! Believe me, if you hear that twisted little laugh of her, you'd want to shoot that grin off of her face.

The level design is incredible. You'll have to pass through jungles, city's, slums, sewers, chemical plants, rocket bases etc etc. The jungle level and the HardCorps training facility are the best looking levels (well that's what i think).

The Bad

Not much really.

The only thing that annoyed me are the bugs. They can't be counted. Thank god for the 1.01 patch. The retail (v.1.00) version is so buggy. The most irritating bug is the loading bug. The loading of a level could take up to 10 minutes, because of a memory leak. This has been fixed though in v.1.01, which reduces the loading time by at least 80% on my computer.

The Bottom Line

This is my all time favourite. It may sound strange, because many would expect something like Doom, but this my favourite. The sound is incredible, the story is perfect, the level design is great, the graphics are even better (for that time). Just don't forget to upgrade it to at least v.1.01.