Conclusion: If the design errors can be overlooked, Time Crisis 4 is what you expect: a fast, intense light gun shooter with decent graphics and the ability to make one’s arm sore for days after. Overlooking those errors isn’t necessarily impossible. Some players might not mind having an aiming reticule after an adjustment period, tucking away a small army of wires or learning to accept having to aim a hair to left on every shot.
Pros: Fun in arcade mode, Guncon feels natural, Good placement of analog sticks on Guncon
Cons: FPS-segments are awful, Guncon doesn't work in PS3 Main Menu, Calibration not precise, No aiming reticule!
Excerpt: Time Crisis 4 is the next installment in the rail shooter series that has always been a staple in arcades. Not only does this game come with a brand new Guncon model specifically designed for the PS3 (though I wish it were wireless), but it also has an FPS mode for the first time in the series. But first, the graphics. Visually, the game is pretty nice.
Excerpt: The latest light gun arrives on the PlayStation 3 that also comes with Namco's Time Crisis 4 and once again offers gamers another realistic first person shooter experience that is extremely reminiscent of those old arcade shooter games. Although there were some issues with accuracy in relation to the previous GunCon controller from Sony ,this current incarnation has been considerably improved in that department.
Excerpt: doesn't stray far from the formula its predecessors embraced. There's really no reason it should. As your characters walk into an airport, someone tosses a smoke bomb their way and just like that, the action has begun. From that lobby, you'll make your way through all sorts of chaotic events that range from a gunfight in the streets to a stroll through a dark cave to a helicopter ride where you're causing everything but the towering skyscrapers to explode in a fiery...
Conclusion: Time Crisis 4 does a good job of replicating its arcade predecessors, but it's more of a port than anything else. The new gun attachment is exciting, but those looking for a revolution in gameplay will have to wait.
Summary: I can't remember the last time I went to the arcade down my local bowling alley. It seems as though the arcade scene is slowly fading away - reserved for those special trips to the seaside. But if there's one game that has always stuck in my mind for arcade gaming, it would have to be Time Crisis. I remember spending hours of my youth blasting away with the light gun.
Pros: Addictive, classic Time Crisis gameplay, Mini-games keep the game entertaining, Light gun technology finally hits the PS3!
Cons: Complete Mission Mode doesn't quite work, Extremely short Arcade mode, Nothing special if you're not an established fan
Summary: Als reiner Lightgun-Shooter kann auch die jüngste Time Crisis Episode spielerisch wieder überzeugen und wird demnach bei den Genre-Fans auch auf Gefallen stossen. Abwechslungsreiche Levels, bleihaltige Shootouts und eine gewohnt actionreiche Inszenierung sorgen für echtes Spielhallen-Flair in den eigenen vier Wänden. Eine gute Portion Bonusinhalte kann die eher kurze Spielzeit des Arcade-Modes zudem immerhin teilweise wettmachen.