Second Sight (PS2)
- Mixture of stealth and action gaming
- Atmospheric, story-driven game
- Unravel the mystery of why John Vattic has been imprisoned
- Utilise amazing psychic abilities
- Multiple approaches to completing levels
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- Platform: PlayStation2
- PEGI Rating: Suitable for 16 years and over. Not for sale to persons under age 16. By placing an order for this product, you declare that you are 16 years of age or over.
- Media: Video Game
Second Sight PS2.
Combining an atmospheric, psychological thriller narrative with paranormal psychic abilities, stealthy exploration and intense shooter action, Second Sight brings a new dimension to stealth action games, giving players control of a character endowed with incredible psychic abilities. The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic.
Second Sight opens with John Vattic, the player-controlled lead character, as he awakens from a coma in a US medical facility where he has been subjected to traumatic surgery and experimentation. He doesn't know his name, he can't remember his past, all he knows is that his only hope for survival is to escape and unravel the mystery that has led to his imprisonment.
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Top Customer Reviews
If you prefer option 1 don't buy this game, cus you will get bored of option 2 very quickly.
If option 2 sounds appealing read on.
The main feature of the game is the Psi powers, initially all you have is 'telekinisis' you can move opjects about with this, you can use it as a weapon and whack enemies with chairs and stuff, but its pretty slow, so not your first choice.
you'll quickly obtain 'healing' guess what that does! and 'psi attack' another easy one there and 'charm' which allows you to sort of appear invisible so long as you don't get too close and don't touch anybody. those are the only powers iv uncovered so far but i believe there are more.
There are also a plethora of weapons available (in the flashback missions in particular, but im not giving away the story!'
The grahics are pretty impressive, especially the ones related to psi powers, blue energy waves emit from your hand for telekinisis, the scenery warps when you psi attack and your form becomes all fuzzy.
The voice overs aren't partiularly great, but the main characted stands out above the rest. the music and sound effects both good up to scratch.
The control system is not bad, is quite responsive and favours the L and R buttons over the shapes, which i actually prefer, mite not be to everyones taste.
all in all its a fun game, but for the thinking stealthy warrior rather than the all out gunner.
In both you can use either guns or psi abilities. And in both you start with little to no memory of what has happened to you.
However out of both I have to say that the less advterised one Second Sight is by far the better.
The gameplay is addictive, in which you will want to learn more new abilities and master them, rather than using guns and other weapons like other games.
With a storyline that can keep you hooked and a good twist in it, this is a truly enjoyable game.
However the one downside is that it is quite easy to beat, but you can always go back to improve how well you did on a level.
All in all a totally enjoyable game
I won't be doing a comparison since in my limited time and budget i have only experienced Second Sight, but i can safely say that i haven't had this much fun in a game for a good long while.
You play John Vattic, a brutal murderer and dangerous criminal (apprently), trouble is, you don't remember the hows or whys of how you became like this, or more importanly, why you possess the aforementioned kick-ass psychic powers. The game's out of sync timeline has you progressing through your escape in the present, and, as scraps of your memory return, playing through flashbacks of the failed military mission that got you where you are now! This allows for a fluctuation in play as you flit between your current state of psychic desolation and the military gunplay of the flashback missions. This variety in gameplay is very welcome and keeps you from relying entirely on either guns or your psychic abilities, but rather a healthy mix of both.
Of course the game would be nothing without the psychic abilities and these gradually increase in number and potency as you progress. They also range widely from healing yourself, to telekenesis (moving objects from a distance, including enemies), right through to devastating psychic blasts and possession of enemies. As you progress you learn to utilise these abilities to keep yourself from getting shot, stuck, or most importantly, bored.
Graphically the game is nothing special, although the graphics are of a high quality. The look of the game is very good with a semi-cartoon feel that was present in 'Timesplitters'.Read more ›
On that basis alone its wonderful.
The graphics are timespliterish, which isnt a bad thing, its individual and rather lovely on the eye.
You quickly get used to the controls, which most buttons do something.
The differculty is quite hard unless you play smart with your abiltys.
Only drawbacks is that you want more, on a personal note i dont like the way you choose missions from the main menu rather then having a grand flowing story, but these are minor quibbles.
A great game.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
An absolute classic although it hasn't aged well at all. I guess some things are best left in the past.Published 20 months ago by stephenb857
The gameplay is excellent the story is addictive and thanks to amazon the price was cheapPublished 22 months ago by Jamie Alexander Hudson
i bought this game thinking it was just a game to play untill i got my hands on a really good game but this is a gem. buy it and u will not be dissapointed, amazing stuff!Published on 31 May 2007 by arnold
this is a great mixture of sneaking around, splinter cell style, if you want to, but when things go wrong you can take on large numbers of guards and hold your own. Read morePublished on 24 Nov. 2005 by Jason
Coming out at the same time as PSI-OPS a game of a similar vein and nature, Second Sight had to prove itself in a unusual field. Read morePublished on 19 Sept. 2005
What a game, I spotted this for cheap thought it looked interesting. It sat on my shelf for months waiting for me to get round to playing and when I did boy was I sorry I had left... Read morePublished on 7 July 2005