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I have been a fan of the Syphon Filter games for ever. So when I heard this game came out I was like , "Awesome!"...Well I've been wrong before...The controls are good but moving the character, sometimes, is a pain in the &$%...The story is also a little weak compared to the other (excellent) titles...The graphics are ok, though...The new missions system which makes you choose your weapons before is a great idea but I really hated the fact that when you die you pick up right where you left off with the same amount of bullets and etc. (the checkpoint thing was better). The online mode will keep you interested but it's not enough to make you buy it...Like the saying " If it ain't broke, don't fix it" and they fixed this game up good...rent it don't buy it, please...You'd be better off buying the first three games...
This game was just a let down, it almost got a 1 from me. To start off, the whole game is covered in shadows and you don't know where your character is or what way he's facing, you have a flashlight, but if you use it chances are people will see you and you'll die. You can barely figure out which way to go, there's a map but it's pretty useless, and the game doesn't pause while you look at it, so by the time you figure out where you are you're probably being shot at. The shooting sucks, well auto aim does anyways, 75% of your shots miss, so you have to use manual aim basically. You create your own character which is alright and the only reason this game didn't get a 1 from me. All in all a horrible game, I say don't rent it, if you do don't say I didn't warn you.
posted by RazorWire (INDEPENDENCE, MO) Nov 3, 2009
Member since Oct 2009
Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain is a great game and for those who reviewed this game poorly clearly didn't like the originals, IT'S THE SAME GAME. "This One was a disgrace!" IT'S THE SAME GAME. BUT Being that it is THE SAME GAME means it has THE SAME problems. awkward controls, first person view with crosshair, voice acting and of course story. Maybe stating that it's the same game is stretching it. You have the ability to create/customize your character's appearance and equipment. Many, many, many weapons. Something new to the SF series. Handful of repetitive missions, Cheesy bosses, blood soaked clothing from bullets wounds. Hey, you have SF.