Reviews and Problems with Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
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Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain
28 May 2012
Excerpt: It has a history on the first Playstation console, comes with net play, some dialogue scenes are spoken in French and it is a third person shooter. For what I was concerned it could not go wrong. I did not need more than a few hours however to realise that this game took a wrong turn.
Excerpt: If the hottest buzzwords at this year's Electronic Entertainment Expo were "Action RPG" and "World War II shooter", then "counter-terrorist shooter" (of both the solo and squad-based variety) were probably the shoo-in for third place.
Excerpt: To paraphrase an old slogan, “You can’t keep a good biotoxin down.” Five years ago, SCEA introduced PlayStation owners to the deadly Syphon Filter virus, an engineered weapon so destructive that it could turn targeted areas into uninhabitable wastelands.
Excerpt: For its debut on the PS2, SCEA wanted to do something really unique and special for Syphon Filter: The Omega Strain . And, in a way they were able to craft an action game that not only stays true to the game's roots on the original PlayStation, but also manages to bring a few new twists to the...
Summary: Parents need to know that this is way too bloody and violent for kids. It features a detailed back story concerning international terrorism and large-scale biological attacks on civilian populations. This might be too frightening for younger teens, who are well aware of the threat of terrorism.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Gabe Logan's debut on the PlayStation 2 isn't even that, since he's there to advance the story only. And this mildly interesting story is marred by terrible controls and confusing level design.
Summary: begins with a lot of promise to be a kick-ass first person shooter. The original was one of the best of the genre on the original Playstation, but none of the sequels could really match up to the original.