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A good package
on 5 November 2010
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 Move