After playing the incredibly crap game Resident Evil Survivor 2 (hereafter referred to as RES2), I was delighted to find how much better Time Crisis II is.
When Amazon.fr emailed me for the n'th time, postponing estimated delivery past eternity, I went down to the local shop and bought TimeCrisis2 and the G-Con 2 lightgun. I already have the Thrustmaster Walter PPK gun for my PS2, and I thought it'd be interesting to compare the two as well.
First; the game: oh yeah! Easy to learn, incredibly much better graphics than RES2, and the arcade version of the game is plain and simple: mad firing at the screen; killing (almost) anything that moves. It even has a "dual gun" mode if you have two guns and only one player; the feeling of fireing two handguns on all those bad guys makes you want to be a cop (or a bad guy like in my favourite movies Face/Off or a good guy like in the The Matrix). Wow!
If you have a Playstation 2, like action films and games, and really want to have a lot of fun one evening; buy this game!
Not so great things: the arcade game is reasonably easy to get through and then that's it -- the game would have benefitted from increasing the "depth" here - i.e. having more levels / further challenges. I can't be bothered to go back and do the whole thing over and over again in medium/hard/etc-difficulty; I want to see new scenery and shoot more bad guys :-) Another thing is that the two-player mode doesn't split the screen in a reasonable way, it rather creates two tiny "fullscreen" images beside eachother, too tiny to really play a lot; instead we played two players in "dual gun mode" - one gun each - on full screen.
Anders Jacobsen |