This is, as the above guys have said – a really underrated title.
I was originally put off buying it by reviews on the net, although I liked
I've now been playing for 2 days solid and still have no idea where it
ends – it's a good long gameplay. There are some bad points: The character
sounds like an old walrus as he's moving along – note, I don't say
he's running..er..I can run faster than him and that ain't saying much! (he
could well be an ex-smoker for all the huffing and puffing). The melee facility
is so funny I nearly wet myself laughing – they are a real bunch of
pansies – almost handbags at dawn – and that goes for the bad guys as
well – tis really worth the laugh.
The weapons don't change much, that being said, there are some quite good
ones – the flamethrowing/machine gun thing being one of them.
The good points:
This is a fun game; it takes a while to get used to timeshifting and at times
it seems to work in reverse to what it's supposed to – I don't think
that's a game glitch, the suit you are given seems to have some variety of
flashback. It's not persistent and fortunately when you really need to work out
a difficult puzzle, you are not under fire.
There are some good firefights and the first trip in a Zeppelin is pretty
amazing; one could say stunning. Your opposition are not all the same, there are
some fun surprises.
Sierra have worked hard at this game, it has elements similar in construction
to the game Lighthouse – lots of good detail; the vehicles are easy to use,
so are the weapons, you don't have to pick up health packs which is a real
blessing for a change and even though you can't hear at times what is being said
to you (that seems to improve as the game goes on for some reason); it is
overall, a title to enjoy for the upcoming winter days.
I don't want to give too much away, just get used to quick saving –
I don't know what the ending is like, but this has been fun so far.
Oh, and one last point, the quick save is good in that it does not overwrite
itself, you can go back one room or 10 paces if you need to.
Really quite inventive and entertaining.