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GF Rating
6.8

851 ratings

Critic & User Reviews

GF Rating
7

Good

A Modern Rail Shooter

posted by MichaelO (PITTSBURGH, PA) Jul 19, 2012

Top Reviewer

Member since Sep 2010

Sin & Punishment is, by today's standards, a unique gaming experience... in spite of the fact that, at its core, it is a callback to the days when video games were about a solid arcade experience. Most of the game is structured as a rail shooter (to me the classic example is Panzer Dragoon) in which you control your dodging with the joystick while you aim at the screen and shoot using the remote. There's plenty of stuff to shoot at and plenty of stuff to dodge as you, an agent for a nefarious organization, decide to defy orders and protect a "dangerous" nonhuman woman instead of killing her as instructed.

Pros:
-Tons of arcade goodness. Just plain old shoot 'em up fun straight out of 1995.
-Although a rail shooter at its core, the game mixes in some 2D side scrolling action once in a while to keep things fresh.
-Interesting setting: a sci-fi dystopian future in which the earth has long since been ravaged by war and is now populated by monsters and futuristic armies.
-Choice of two playable characters with different abilities.
-2 player coop option. Ability to switch between 1 player and 2 player between missions.
-Adjustable difficulty level.

Cons:
-The story is interesting, but underdeveloped. This game is all about the action, not spending a lot of time fleshing out what all is going on.
-It's a bit short (just a few hours of gameplay if you don't get stuck) with limited replayability. Good for a rent only.
-In 2 player coop mode, the 2nd player has no onscreen avatar, no ability to dodge, no health gauge, and only the basic "machine gun" attack. They're really just tagging along with the 1st player's game.
-Although this game would have made a big splash if it had come out in 1995, younger gamers may be unaccustomed to this type of gaming experience.

In summary, I had a lot of fun with this game. If you used to play rail shooters back in the day (or you'd like to see what the genre is all about), definitely rent it.

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

Intense but broken and incomplete

posted by darkfayt20 (LOWELL, MI) Sep 7, 2010

Member since Jun 2010

This game is intense but sadly so many things are broken in this game, from Isa looking like a girl to his voice that makes me want to gorge my ear drums.

But I did enjoy the challenging bosses, all though some of them were pretty ridiculous, I had to try each boss at least 4 times, some even 5 to 8 times but eventually i would beat em.

What made me stop playing this game was the fact that the game i got was incomplete.

The game would not allow me to progress pass the train boss, IT would send the soldier at me and then nothing, The train would just go in circles and the boss would chase you and nothing would happen

Thus my rating of a 6

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GF Rating
6

Above Average

punishment for me

posted by Diogee (DELTONA, FL) Aug 22, 2010

Member since Sep 2008

game starts off slow i found it boring and when u play two player u cant use the other person 2nd player just shoots and cant power shot or jump or nothing wasnt the game for me. It really was a pain to play

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