Reviews and Problems with TimeSplitters: Future Perfect
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Timesplitters - Future Perfect
20 March 2006
Excerpt: The lineage of the Timesplitters games goes back to the heady days of the N64, when a certain development studio by the name of Rare created a certain First Person Shooter called Goldeneye for the spanking new Nintendo console. Teaming the license from one of the better Bond films of recent years with the most proficiently executed FPS ever seen by console owners was a stroke of genius as accidental as it was massive.
Summary: Parents need to know that there's lots of shooting, plus characters explode, heads roll, and mass quantities of blood spill from bodies, pool, and stain walls. The time travel elements may appeal to even young science fiction fans, but the violence makes it appropriate only for the most mature teens and adults. It has wide online gaming appeal, but Common Sense Media does not recommend online play for kids under 12.
Excerpt: I’ve seen enough movies involving time travel to know it’s risky business. If you’re not careful you could create a time paradox, the results of which could start a chain reaction that would unravel the very fabric of the space time continuum, and destroy the entire universe! Granted, that’s a worse case scenario. The destruction might in fact be very localized, limited to our own galaxy.
Excerpt: TimeSplitters' story is interesting, yet it doesn't take itself too seriously, adding tons of quirky humor, double entendre, and inside jokes to keep things light, despite the fact you're trying to save mankind. You play the role of Cortez, a Vin Diesel look-alike who is given the task of traveling through time to stop the invasion of the TimeSplitters once and for all.
Conclusion: You can play all of these games with bots of varying skill levels, though the bots are better gunmen than they are tacticians. In assault, for example, the bots on your team often seem to completely ignore the objectives and just shoot it out with the other team, leaving players to do all the dirty work. You can build your own set of bots, which allows you to adjust their skill level from one to five stars.
Pros: Tons of variety, Cortez is a great character, Story mode is fun and funny.
Cons: Story mode is pretty short, Bot AI isn't as good as it could be, The gameplay variants aren't really all that different from one another.
Conclusion: One of the less endearing aspects of TimeSplitters: Future Perfect has to do with its music. It's not bad by any means, but it certainly doesn’t get the player amped up during intense scenarios or areas of regressed activity during the single player adventure. Music does change, however, as players progress through the levels, hitting areas of exposition and climax until they reach the end.
Summary: 'TimeSplitters 3: Future Perfect' erinnert vom ersten Moment an seinen Vorgänger: Vom Story-Modus über die Mini-Games bis hin zum Multiplayer-Part findet ihr alles wieder, was im zweiten Teil so viel Spaß machte. Doch leider konnten wir die Qualität vieler Abschnitte anhand unserer Preview-Version nur erahnen: Die künstliche Intelligenz der computergesteuerten Figuren ließ noch zu wünschen übrig und eine Spielbalance war vor allem im 'Challenge'-Modus nicht vorhanden.