Hello there, another day at the office and thus little time to type in a few words about a PSP game I’ve just finished. Unfortunately for PC users (or happily for all playstation system owners) Syphon Filter together with the agent Gabe Logan didn’t appear on the PC at all.
What can I say? This is one of the games that make a console sell, it’s a good combination between tactics, action, some puzzles and various missions. The series follow the agent Gabe Logan and his partner (although she appears briefly in some of the games including this one. Speaking of secondary character the Chinese agent and the French one – both girls a la Bond – add some spice to the story.
Let me think what this game has to offer: as landscape there is a ship – inside and outside, a misty forest with a military base, an underwater mission, a dam and a desert. In terms of scenery there are a lot of twists and scripted pieces of action that add a plus to the feeling – the continuous escape of the Chinese agent or the 2-way escape from the prison are really enjoyable.
Speaking of which, there are some kind of puzzles that require your attention, keeping you from getting bored of shooting and walking around the stage. I’ve given the example with the escape from the prison, during which you’re given the chance to press a sequence of buttons in the right order and as quickly as possible. In the example given, if you don’t manage to do this then you’ll be thrown into jail, but if you do it properly then you’ll be able to kick the officer’s ass and even throw him in the electric chair and electrocute him. Really nice .
Even there are some minuses like the AI which is very weak and the hard level of difficulty means that it has more firepower not that it is more clever, it is a great game, and an experience not to be missed, the secrets and the interesting bonus level that has no action but gives you an insight on the game make up for it. 8.5 out of ten in my opinion. If you have a PSP, a playstation 1 or 2 you should not miss the series, I totally recommend it.