Finally, a great FPS on a handheld!
solidsnakeEx3 wrote this review on .
This is a first person shooter on a handheld. And it surprisingly handles well. There are multiple control schemes that work well, and users can change sensitivity of the touchscreen to suit their needs. Cramps may happen if you have big or small fingers, I have long thin ones. The game is based on a Hunter vs. Hunter thing, where hunters hunt for artifacts and other hunters try to take them. Each character has special moves, Samus has a homing missle, Trace has invisibility while sniping and stationary, etc. They also have different alternate forms, Samus has a Morph Ball while the Space Pirate Cyborg has a 2 part turret/vehicle. The characters aren't really balanced however, which may be a problem if your favorite is in the lower tier. The single player mode is pretty repetitive in some aspects. Even though there are 4 worlds, the objective is pretty much the same each time, though the puzzles and enemies and layouts are all very different. Read Gamespot's review for more on single player. For multiplayer, the game feels very Quake 3ish but not at the same time. It's very unique with the special abilities. Totally unexpected from a handheld game.
Pretty much the best 3D on the DS. Enough said.
Sound in the game doesn't sound as good as in Metroid Prime 1 or 2, but they do sound good. The soundtrack fits in well and the weapon sounds are great.
If you have Nintendo WiFi access, this game will last you a very long time. Even if you don't it will. The single player adventure is long, and there are many things to scan and discover. And you can play in local games with or without BOTs, which are not dumb as posts fortunately.