Excerpt: If you're a fan of games like Metal Gear Solid , GoldenEye 007 , or Tomb Raider and you've been waiting for a game to combine elements of all three, your wait is now over. Syphon Filter , the newest game from 989 Studios, has combined some of the most interesting bits from each of the aforementioned games while including some innovations of its own. It's a mix that sounds good on paper, but how many times has a game that sounded good failed to live up to its promise?
Excerpt: Nintendo has Goldeneye and Mission: Impossible , both big sellers this holiday season. What does the PlayStation have? Syphon Filter, from 989 Studios, makes a strike against terrorism and the competition.
Excerpt: Syphon Filter is an Action/Adventure game with elements taken from Metal Gear Solid, Mission Impossble, and GoldenEye. The game is made by 989 Studios, whose reputation is not so good right now, due to bad games like Twisted Metal III, Cool Boarders 3, and they also canned NBA Shootout '99. But my mind has changed, because I got Syphon Filter!!!!
Excerpt: Although I was told that Syphon Filter was going to be the game that would blow Metal Gear Solid out of the water, it so happens that I’m not quite so sure now. The overall graphics and sounds are amazing. The movie sequences, however, leave much to be desired as far as detail of the characters goes. But once you get inside the game, the characters, buildings, and surroundings are fantastic.