Area 51 Published by: ozzy on 2004-04-27 Page Views: 5605 Rating: 3/10
Midway uses a better than average polygonal gaming engine to power this game. However the controls are less than state of the art.
I must admit I was pumped to get this title. It promised to be a great FPS combining a great storyline (told by none-other-than David Duchovny himself. Wheras X-Files''ish government conspiricies meet kick-ass FPS gaming sounded like just what the doctor ordered.
However, this game falls seriously short on the kick-ass o''meter!! Doing a complete about-face from the light gun shooter that we have all came to love, Midway uses a better than average polygonal gaming engine to power this game. However the controls are less than state of the art. You have your basic duck, jump, fire, and throw grenade commands, but climbing ladders, pin-point aiming, and even the speed at which you move throughout the levels is cumbersome and leaves me feeling that I have went back a few generations of gaming. This is something I would expect from a PS1 release in all honesty.
The story-line lost me after the second cut-scene. It was arguably drudging to say the least. I found myself just skipping the cut-scenes and story line in hopes that the next level would save this title for me. Even the ''copied from Halo 2'' feature of dual wielding did absolutely nothing for this game. Other than the game covers artwork there isn''t much to get excited about this game. If you aren''t expecing much, maybe you may enjoy this as a game to pass time...but if you are looking for better than average game time...then this is not going to be your cup of tea.
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