After the dissapointment of the Shoot it's time Namco showed SONY how a rails game is done. And with 3 games to choose from this is great value for money. The main title is Time Crisis Raging Storm, a bit of a MGS/MW rip off with bad acting but great gameplay. As a tag team fighting some terrorist in some middle eastern country your mission is to take down rogue soldiers and robots. (well I never said the story is complicated). But what makes this unique is that this is the first dual control game. I'e you use both the move AND either the standard controller or the add on one for move. Which brings us to story mode. Story mode is a crossover between FPS and rails. It will take a bit of getting used to but with practice can be rewarding, and good practice for the upcoming KZ3 title due out next year. Alternatively you can go for arcade mode, which is pure rails and like the original TC has a connected but different story. It's also more traditional shooting and, unlike the other game I can mention allows 2 players from the start as a co-op. The arcade version of Time Crisis 4 also appears. Again this is standard 2 player TC fare. Finally you get a very short game called Deadstorm Pirates. Again bad acting and a bit of a Pirates of the carribean rip-off but that's quickly forgotten as it's great fun. Plus there are segments where you have to treat the gun as a steering wheel. sounds odd perhaps, but they work really well and add a novel twist to the game. Short but definately plenty of replay value. Graphically all the games look fantastic and run smoothly, so much in fact that it really does feel you're in an arcade rather than at home which can only be a good thing. No lag either. Calibration can take a while to get right though, especially Deadstorm pirates, but once sorted is pretty tight. This is the rails equivilent to Half lifes Orange box and I highly recommend it to those waiting for a decent non-sports game to show off the MoveRead more ›
When Razing Storm was first released, it was panned by most critics which I simply can't understand because when taken for what it is, it's actually a very enjoyable collection of light gun shooters. The main title in the collection is Razing Storm. This game actually contains 3 very different modes: Arcade, Story and Sentry Mode.(My personal favourite.) Let's start off with Arcade Mode. This is a fast paced on rails shooter for 1 or 2 players co-op. If you think the old time crisis games are fast, you aint seen nothing yet. This will test your reflexes to the limit with sometimes dozens of enemies on screen at once, bullets fly from anywhere and it just never lets up. It also does away with the cover system of previous games. You now carry a shield that you can use as cover whenever you want by simply holding the reload button. Sounds good, doesn't it? And it is...for a little while anyway. The problem with this mode is that it's simply too easy. You have unlimited credits and can't change the number of credits to an amount that suits you, so feel free to get hit all you want. It is fun playing with a friend for the best score though as medals are awarded to the best player after every stage. It also only takes 15 minutes to play through the entire arcade mode which is disappointing. Next on to story mode. This plays like your standard fps, but using the move and navigation controller. To be honest, I really didn't enjoy this mode that much. It has a few fun weapons like a spear gun and a gun that shoots big balls (no pun intended)at your enemy, but its get very repetitive after an hour or two. It's ok if you just want to pass the time though. This mode will take roughly 3 hours to complete although trust me when I say it'll feel like a hell of a lot longer than that. The final mode is sentry mode which I have put several hours into because it's just so damn addictive. In this mode you play as a sniper who has to take out escaping prisoners before they escape. You earn points for killing prisoners, more for getting a head shot and shooting any militia soldiers you see. There are also high security prisoners that are worth extra points but these prisoners require incredible accuracy to hit in the head. It's much more addictive than it sounds and an absolute blast with friends. The next game is Time Crisis 4. Important to note that this isn't the complete Time Crisis 4 game that was released on ps3 a few years earlier, only the arcade mode is included, which is ok as it's easily the best part of the game anyway. The game can be played in either one or two player. I actually prefer TC 4 over Razing storm's arcade mode as it goes back to the old style of Time Crisis gameplay, meaning you have to take cover, you can switch weapons and it requires far more skill to master. It's longer than Razing Storm but not by much. It can be completed in about half an hour. What's odd about this game is the first time you play it, you have 3 credits. Everytime you lose all your credits, you have to start the whole game again but this time with two more credits which isn't a terrible idea except once you finish the game you unlock infinite credits and once again it's impossible to change this which is very annoying. Still a great game though. Finally we come to Deadstorm pirates. This game is simply excellent. It's also only about a half hour long but it's an absolute blast to play from start to finish especially in co-op as you have to really work together. There's no cover, no reloading, just full on shooting. There are four stages, including a ship, a pirate hideout and an island. A secret fifth level is unlocked once you have completed all the previous levels. I've lost count of how many times i've completed it at this stage. It's simply too much fun. So any problems with this collection? Not really to be honest. The move controller needs to be calibrated before every game starts up and even then, you will need to re calibrate the controller every now and again because the pointer seems to move to another position at times. It's not too bad though. To sum up, as long as you know what your getting and aren't expecting anything innovative or mind blowing, i'm certain that you will love Time Crisis Razing StormRead more ›
I'm sorry but this was utterly disappointing(even though the bundle/package was quite tempting,moreover with the price. Arcade shooters like this are not meant to be on console unless you have a GunCon(for about £35-50).I know some of you may be saying "Oh!But we have Playstation Move!",but believe me,it doesn't feel the same.The game would be much more fun if you had a foot peddle for cover and a GunCon for good calibration and accuracy! Very disappointing.
i bought 2 games quite cheap compared to the german prices i mainly bought them to try Playstation Move out, the delivery took 10 days but i do live in germany. the game was well packaged for delivery. i played the game for about an hour very addictive like old time crisis game, the game also includes Time Crisis 4 and Dead Storm Pirates. So for 3 games on One Disk thats good value for money.