Just because the Cold War has ended doesn’t mean we still can’t defend U.S. interests through the barrel of a gun! Well, we can in spirit, anyway. Absolute Entertainment’s first-person action title for the Sega CD tires to continue the fight with some mission-based combat, but it falls short in some key areas. Still, it might be worth checking out for those looking for a new disc to spin in their machines.
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What could have been an excellent port of a good action/adventure title turned out to be the best example for Sega to lock out unlicensed games. Onslaught was the only Accolade game that didn’t work with a TMSS-equipped Genesis, and it’s for good reason. Let’s just say that the console seems to know better with this one…
Licensed games are usually horrible, but sometimes a company finds a winning formula that actually does justice to the license it uses. A good example of this is Stargate,which is actually a great action romp that deserves more attention, despite the licensed game curse and the Acclaim logo on the cover.
Action titles based on anime are quite common, and for the most part they’re nothing special. Cyborg 009 falls squarely in the middle of the road due to uninspired gameplay and an overall lack of a creative spark. So much could have been done to bring Shotaro Ishinomori’s classic manga to life, but Riot squandered the chance.
Wolf Team should be sued for false representation. Devastator may look like a great action title featuring a massive robot, but in reality it’s just a mediocre action title with repetitive gameplay. Aside from a few sparse effects, virtually all the power of the Sega CD goes to cut scenes and music , as the gameplay itself is nothing a cart couldn’t handle.