Excerpt: Spy Fiction brings stealth out of the shadows with an arsenal of all-new weapons and devices designed to keep the action in high gear. As elite Phantom Strike Force operatives, players balance stealth and firepower as they try to neutralise a terrorist organisation with operations around the world. The game features a dynamic identity theft system, allowing players to assume the apearance of any character they may encounter in the game.
Excerpt: The stealth genre is in high commodity. ThereÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢s a surplus of spy games, ridden with gadgets, gizmos, and sneaking. Where Metal Gear Solid required you to try, and try again, Splinter Cell gave you an open-endedness that has yet to be matched by other games in the stealth genre. Spy Fiction falls in the middle of both worlds.
Excerpt: Spy Fiction puts you in the combat boots of two high-tech and super sneaky spies; Billy Bishop and Sheila Crawford belong to the espionage organization "Phantom." The graphics of Spy Fiction were better than average -- they really shined in this game. And the wide variety of character models did a great deal to sell this game to me. The graphics of the cutscenes were also spectacular, and it was obvious that a lot of time went into making and animating these models.
Excerpt: The two selectable heroes of Spy Fiction are a 25-year-old spiky-haired, smooth-faced guy and an 18-year-old blonde woman with an even smoother, blanker expression. The brilliant scientist they have to save along the way looks like she should be off somewhere watching some sappy teen melodrama or sending text messages to her high school classmates. ("Ohmigod! I just discovered this killer virus. Like, literally!
Conclusion: game, other than a silly execution involving a crucifix at the beginning of the game, which is almost worth playing the game for. There are two characters to play as: Billy, the spy with the ridiciulous spiky hair, or Sheila, the blond with the slick-backed hair. Other than determining the gender of whatever rock hard body you'll be looking at throughout the game, your choice also minorly affects the paths in certain levels.
Excerpt: Most action-oriented games, especially those involving spies, have a hard time distinguishing themselves as a unique product. Spy Fiction, another entry in the genre, does nothing more than re-create something we have already seen. This unfortunately makes Spy Fiction only a decent game; which if you were going to buy it’d be worth budget title prices at best. Still, the game manages to have its positive moments despite how easy, yet frustrating it could be.
Conclusion: Unter dem Strich ist Spy Fiction ein mittelmässiges Stealth-Game, das jedoch besonders durch die interessante Verkleidungsoption für Genrefans interessant sein könnte. Hätten die Entwickler noch etwas Zeit in die automatische Kameraführung investiert, würde auch das wohl grösste Manko des Spiels nicht dermassen negativ auffallen. Wer sich die Wartezeit bis zum dritten Metal Gear Solid aber genretreu vertreiben will, kann hier durchaus mal einen Blick riskieren.
Excerpt: LES PROJETS DE CETTE ORGANISATION TERRORISTE MENACENT L'ORDRE MONDIAL. LA PHANTOM STRIKE FORCE EST NOTRE SEULE CHANCE. REJOIGNEZ-LA. AVEC SPY FICTION, découvrez le jeu d'infiltration ou l'ingéniosité des gadgets et la richesse des équipements disponibles rendront vos missions d'une rare...
Excerpt: Sammy se lance dans la parodie. Si si, la vraie parodie bien potache qui fait rire avec plein d'humour 1er degré dedans. Spy Fiction se moque des jeux d'action/infiltration, en puisant des gags bien sentis dans la comédie populaire. Le tout est de savoir si tout cela est fait consciemment...