Reviews and Problems with Project IGI 2: Covert Strike
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IGI 2: Covert Strike
World of Gaming
27 April 2004
Excerpt: Grab your handy map computer, special issue covert clothing, flack jacket, vest, night vision range finder binoculars, a thermal imaging device and some fire power. Now get used to it all, because it will likely save your life wile playing IGI 2: Covert Strike. That is of course if you use all of it to its full extent and remember that you are a covert operative, not some one man marching band tooting his horn behind enemy lines.
Summary: Innerloop have in many ways improved over the original, yet the sequel retains many of the trouble spots of the first.
Pros: A nice level of detail on the large outdoor environments; sound effects are accurate and the voice acting is well done; solid multiplayer mode.
Cons: Frequent crashes and a lack of patching near release make this game extremely difficult to play; an unacceptably high level of difficulty and poor artificial intelligence model with deadly accurate shots.
Conclusion: In closing, I must say I've really enjoyed playing IGI2: Covert Strike. It offers plenty of single-player gameplay hours, as well as a fully functional multiplayer mode, which doesn't bring anything radically new, but it's fun to try nonetheless. Essentially, the sneaker shooter gameplay is a lot of fun. You can literally spend days on this game, which is a good enough reason to shell out some of your cash for it.
Pros: The gameplay is fun, intelligent and atmospheric; plenty of single-player playtime and a multiplayer mode to boot. Excellent physics model;
Cons: AI is still spotty, ruining what would otherwise be a great game; graphics engine needs work - severe framerate hits, even on high-end rigs.
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