Reviews and Problems with WinBack: Covert Operations
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WinBack: Covert Operations – Second Opinion
28 March 2000
Excerpt: Chi is dead-on with the control issue. Playing Winback can feel totally natural, considering the things that Jean Luc (the main character) is doing. Leaning against walls and jumping out is done almost perfectly thanks to smooth animation and well-placed button assignments. I never saw the 'limited' choice of weapons as a problem because when I needed them to, the weapons worked. And besides, this isn't GoldenEye 007 .
Excerpt: I think it was Masamune Shirow's manga masterpiece, Appleseed , that first got me interested in anti-terrorism operations and tactics. However, it was Sierra's 'point & click' adventure, SWAT (4th in the Police Quest series), that turned me into a junkie for this elite-forces type of thing. As a game, SWAT was paper-thin and universally panned by critics.
Excerpt: The Nintendo 64 got Goldeneye, arguably the best console first-person shooter, and now they get WinBack, a very well-done covert-ops sim that, with Goldeneye, should make Playstation gamers sit up and take notice.