Time Splitters 2 Jun 21, 2012 7:03:28 GMT -5
Post by Bytor on Jun 21, 2012 7:03:28 GMT -5
OK...this is easy. If I had played this game, I dunno, maybe ten years ago I might ( read might) have been like wow, what an awesome looking game! But, alas, it's not 2002 and the game has, in my opinion, aged pretty bad. Textures are grainy and bulky. Character models range from bad to pretty bad to laughable. Backgrounds are static and somewhat flat and uninspired looking to say the least and the various enemies and NPC's are all stiff and rugged looking. It's actually somewhat hard for me to be objective to be honest because it certainly is an older game and certainly not up to current gen graphics, but, on the other hand I'm not even sure it's up to last gen graphics. I have definitely seen PSOne games I felt looked better. However, I have seen worse as well, lol, and the fluidity of movement was certainly nice.
The various sound effects were nice...nice in an adequate way. I guess the best that can be said it they fit the action going on in the game nicely. Not horrible, not mind blowing but nice. Funny thing though, I just played the game and I am asking myself if it had music...hmmm...not sure if that's a good thing or not.
Explore, shoot things, solve simple puzzles, explore some more, shoot some more things. Having said that the shooting is pretty spot on in accuracy and as I stated before movement is done very well. Let's be honest, this is simply not a current gen game with tons of weapons of destruction and fifty variations of armor and gear to choose from and use. It's really pretty straightforward, but it does accomplish this ease of use and transition between the (few) various weapons nicely. I don't want to totally bash it in other words because what it does do it does do nicely.
Well, let's see. Travel through time to find some missing time crystals in order to defeat the aliens who are attempting to destroy humanity. While not the most complex story out there I did enjoy the various locales a lot. Chicago and Siberia were both a lot of fun, and the various times you visit these locales made it even more interesting. Actually I would like to see a remake of this as this could really be done nicely on this gen consoles!
I wanted a fun little romp while playing Dragon Age II and that is what I got. A fun little romp. I dunno, I have read other reviews which absolutely praised this game and while I did have fun it was in a somewhat distracted way, kinda like, OK, I've got 20 mins to spare, let's do a level. So yes, it kept me playing but it didn't make me want to pick it up and play constantly. However, as I stated before, I love the premise and would love to see a re-make of this game a lot!