Operation Winback 2: Project Poseidon
This is a pretty basic game that
comes as a bit of a shock when we are this close to fully going next gen
with PS3 and the 360 in the market already. With what is essentially a
squad game is a pretty simplistic affair, which whilst looking good, is
not really up to snuff.
Following your map that is on
the bottom of the screen, your team will make itís way through the game
fighting generic bad guys and dodgy bosses that never really make you
care much about the game. The way that the title is set up made me feel
like I was making my way through a maze and was rather odd in the way
that it played.
There are many reasons that this
game will annoy, not the least of which is a dodgy control system that
is pretty unreliable with multiple actions mapped to one button which
resulted in making you think that you are doing one thing at a critical
time and actually you end up doing another that results in major damage
or death. Itís simply not good enough and detracted from a lot of fun
that could have been had.
The action in and of itself
initially is fast paced and fun, gamers feel that they are in for a fun
time but then the lack of originality of both script and look in the
game simply start to get repetitive and irksome.
Another enemy in the game, and
one that you simply cannot beat is the camera in the title that has a
mind of its own and this happens by the camera feeling that it has to
see what is on the roof whatever happens. So, in the middle of a fight,
whoosh! You are staring at the roof and getting a bullet in the guts.
Not a pretty sight considering how far back the game takes you when you
Everything in this game seems to
have a pattern of sorts, especially when you look at the AI of the game.
Once you work out the attack pattern of the enemy you can pretty much do
whatever you want in the game and get through it.
This is not a title that excites
me. It has promise that it simply does not deliver on at any stage other
than the beginning when you donít know any better. Some may enjoy it, I
didnít unfortunately, finding it too flawed in its inception. If my
words donít mean much to you, then at least rent it first.