Excerpt: Light-gun games still give me some nostalgic feelings. They remind of dark arcades, old Nintendo consoles and ducks. Namco, however, wants to keep the genre relevant and therefore released Time Crisis 4 for the Playstation3.
Excerpt: Summary Introduction Unboxing / Accessories Guncon 3 Calibration Note to Reader Review Conclusion Areas of Improvement Summary [6.5 out of 10] Time Crisis 4 can be a blast; a lot like having one of the arcade machines in your house.
You're Better off Pumping Quarters into the Standup Arcade
Cheat Code Central
21 May 2008
Conclusion: Unfortunately, this is not the game I had hoped it would be. I had visions of a multiplayer shooter that I would be able to share with my buddies. That's not the case. In fact, I'll be placing my copy of Time Crisis 4 and Guncon 3 controllers on Ebay to make room for my ever expanding game library.
Summary: I'm a fan of light gun games and I have killed more than our share of generic bad guys in Time Crisis 4, Ghost Squad, and House of the Dead in the arcade so I was a bit intrigued when the boxed copy of Time Crisis 4 showed up on my doorstep.
Excerpt: At one point in time, Time Crisis was the crème de la crème of arcade light gun games. Its slick, time-based objectives, multiple boss encounters, and duck-and-cover mechanisms were unheard of their time. And for a while the series enjoyed its reign as the undisputed arcade champ.
Excerpt: Game which use a peripheral such as a gun and I go way back. I threw endless quarters into Operation Wolf and then into Police Trainer at the arcades over the years and even now, I have a tough time passing a light gun game without at least looking.
Excerpt: Time Crisis is one of Namco's oldest franchises, dating back over a decade in age it came about shortly after Sega's light-gun shooter Virtua Cop, and three years after Konami's Lethal Enforcers.
Excerpt: Let me start off with this: if you love the past Time Crisis titles, you’ll probably enjoy this game just as much. It really does nothing too different from the Time Crisis formula (other than add a horrible first-person mode which I’ll get to later), and allows you to play a lightgun game without...