Conclusion: Confidential Mission is a fun blaster, which will be loved by anyone who was wanting more than House of the Dead to play with their Dreamcast gun, but it could have lasted so much longer and also had a good plot to go with the secret agent theme.
Excerpt: For your eyes only. Greetings, secret agent. Yes, I said secret agent. So secret, even you don't know! You probably don't remember this, but you are actually agent Howard Gibson or Jean Clifford. With that disguise you're wearing it's kind of hard to tell. My name is G and I have a mission for you. Some terrorists have hijacked the World Coalition's super spy satellite. We believe they plan on using it to listen to the leaders of the world sing in the shower.
Pros: It's the second U.S. DC shooter!, Ha! I shot your left big toe!, Branching paths..., ...sort of., Short, definitely short, Easy, definitely easy
Excerpt: In the last couple of years, Sega has released a lot of games that had too many flaws to become classics, but had enough fresh ideas to make them worth playing. Sure, Shenmue was boring, but at least it wasn't rehashed. Although Phantasy Star Online might have been repetitive and shallow, nothing of its kind had ever been released on a console before. With the release of Confidential Mission , sadly, Sega has broken this trend.
Conclusion: So should you buy this game? Well I would say yes, if you enjoy light gun games then you will enjoy Confidential Mission. It is not as good as The House of the Dead 2, but it is different, and that is good. If you have a light gun then you might as well buy this game to at least get some use out of it. However if it were a choice between Confidential Mission and The House of the Dead 2 then I would say check out The House of the Dead 2 review and make your own mind up.
Conclusion: Auch wenn die Qualität von HotD2 nicht erreicht wird, ist Confidential Mission doch ein überzeugender Lightgun-Shooter. Die Action stimmt und wurde dazu noch schick verpackt. Coole Sprüche verleihen dem Ganzen zudem einen gewissen Charme. Nur an der Langzeitmotivation hätte man unbedingt arbeiten sollen. Wegen fehlender Verzweigungen und relativ wenig Extras, sind die Sessions immer wieder sehr ähnlich und werden schnell langweilig.
Summary: Confidential Mission ist - auch wegen mangelnder Konkurrenz - ein Pflichttitel für jeden Lightgunshooter-Fan mit einer Dreamcast zu Hause. Im Großen und Ganzen kann CM lange vor den Bildschirm bannen. Besonders die Trainingsmissionen sorgen für Motivation ohne Ende.