Excerpt: Stealth is big business in today’s gaming arena, and the latest entrant into the melting pot is Kemco’s Rogue Op’s , finding itself being pitched in against industry giants such as Metal Gear Solid and Splinter Cell that have set the benchmark that others must strive for. This in itself sounds like a tall order and the first thing you will notice is that the main character is a Lara(esque) female operative with similar anatomical proportions.
Excerpt: In recent years, the third person stealth combat genre has been a very popular one among gamers. Some games have pulled it off very nicely, like Metal Gear Solid 2 and Splinter Cell. But unfortunately, some copy cats of these two great games have fallen short of being as good as them. Is Rogue Ops the exception, or does it fails like so many others have in the past?
Excerpt: Many games attempt to copy the greatness of previous games in their genre. Some do it well and others are a nightmare. Rogue Ops can be described as Splinter Cell & Metal Gear Solid without the polish, deep story, and intuitive controls. Rogue Ops definitely feels like Splinter Cell, Metal Gear Solid, and a bit of Tomb Raider from the beginning. Nikki Connors feels a bit like Sam Fisher with her movement, but the map system is unquestionably stolen directly out of MGS.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: The gist of all this is of course, is the game worth your money? Well... maybe. If you've played all the top-tier stealth titles and crave more, then Rogue Ops might provide a momentary distraction. Frustrating, often unforgiving objectives may infuriate those new to the genre, however. Does this help make up your mind? We're willing to bet, no.
Excerpt: In Rogue Ops, you play Nikki Conners, a cute, petite blond who had the minor misfortune of having her husband and daughter killed in an explosion courtesy of a terrorist group with the unlikely name of Omega 19. Your average housewife would simply mourn, but Nikki is an ex-Green Beret, and so she joins a distinctly shadowy, ruthless, anti-terrorist group called Phoenix, presumably related to the notorious Operation Phoenix run by the CIA in Vietnam and Cambodia.