Reviews and Problems with Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
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Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror
Game Over Online
4 April 2015
Excerpt: Since the portable system’s launch a year ago this past March, Sony’s PSP has seen its share of solid releases. Titles like Lumines, Wipeout Pure, Grand Theft Auto: Liberty City and Burnout Legends come to mind, good games to be sure, but nothing I would deem outstanding or a must-have.
Excerpt: One of the most surprising hits ever on the console makes its debut on the PSP handheld in a way that most games can only dream of. Gabe Logan is back in Syphon Filter. Personally, I discovered the original Syphon Filter by accident but I was immediately completely hooked and still got some good...
Excerpt: The history of the Syphon Filter franchise is spotty at best, ever since the introduction of Gabe and company on the original PSOne the game has seen the best and worst of the genre. Now the gang is back and about to tackle an entirely new mission, portable gaming.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: Syphon Filter is great on the PSP - personally I'd recommend it. But this is the PS2 version of said PSP game, and it just doesn't work. It's lazy, it's unsuited to the system and it's pointless. Unless you can find it for a tenner, there's no reason to pick it up.
Conclusion: The developers have bolstered the resolution and polygon count of the original PSP version, but the game doesn’t fully utilize the PS2’s graphics processing. Aside from numerous framerate hitches, some missions display psychedelic graphical glitches, and the Casino level tears the screen apart.
Pros: Mindless action, Brisk Pace, Variety of missions
Cons: Play without friends, ...with glitchy graphics, ...for a short time, ...with a gargantuan head.
Excerpt: While the Syphon Filter series had a great run on the PSOne, the series failed to achieve on the PS2. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is yet another platform jump for the series, but with much better results. Syphon Filter: Dark Mirror is a string of successes all combined into one great experience.
Excerpt: One of the simple joys of reviewing handheld titles is that you should be able to play them everywhere, rather than doing all that stuff around the house you have to get finished (washing up, pleading with the bank, apologising to the girlfriend) before finally sitting down in front of your...
What goes on a handheld should sometimes stay on a handheld
Cheat Code Central
29 April 2007
Conclusion: It's disheartening that these two PlayStation games are so disparate. Syphon Filter is a great franchise, but the PS2 version of Dark Mirror misrepresents the series in terms of overall quality. The only way to experience the full impact of this title is to play it on the PSP.