Excerpt: City Crisis is the first helicopter-based action game for the PlayStation 2. With arcade style gameplay and killer graphics, City Crisis looks set to become another smash hit for Sony’s new console. If you think you can keep cool under pressure, then step up to the challenge. City Crisis is essentially a mission based search and rescue simulation. Your missions will involve dangerous tasks such as saving civilians from burning buildings.
Excerpt: To put it bluntly, the graphics in City Crisis are at launch title quality. After seeing the kind of power the PS2 is capable of in games like Gran Turismo 3, Devil May Cry, and Final Fantasy X , I just have a hard time forgiving games that still look like high resolution PSOne games. The first noticeable thing is the flicker and jaggies, which run rampant throughout the game.
Excerpt: If you're into helicopter games you might want to check out City Crisis just to say you've tried it/the latest/them all. Then you'll want to take it back to the rental store and maybe think about taking up driving games...
Excerpt: In the arena of options, City Crisis is quite limited. The game opens with four different menus. The Training section takes players through three short exercises: flying, rescue, and fire-fighting; each are designed to provide you with a preliminary feel of what awaits in the actual missions. The Time Attack tests your skills by placing you in a Pilot Wings-esque race against time, where players guide their chopper through rings positioned around the city.
Excerpt: It's a warm, summer weekday afternoon. The sun is shining brightly without a dark cloud in sight. The city is bustling with activity as usual. Kids and adults alike are having a blast at the local fair, while others are off to work, heading for their week-long vacations or relaxing by the pool with a margarita or two. Everything seems normal, when suddenly, an explosion erupts from a large office building.
Excerpt: Take-Two/Rockstar started off on the right foot with its two PS2 launch titles, Smuggler's Run and Midnight Club: Street Racing. Smuggler's Run was a good, wholeheartedly fun title, which had only a few minor flaws. Midnight Club was the second best launch game the PS2 had to offer, while slightly lacking in the visual finesse, Midnight Club's -Midtown Madness- inspired gameplay offered a lot of challenge.