Namco Time Crisis 4
- Plays just like the arcade version, Guncon 3 is well designed
- Replayability is an issue, FPS mode is interesting but ultimately gimmicky
If you're a PS3 owner who loves light-gun games then Time Crisis 4 is the only game you need; it's also the only game you can have.
As someone who sunk their fair share of quarters into Time Crisis 4 arcade machines, we had high hopes for the PS3 port of Namco-Bandai's slick light-gun shooter.
We weren't disappointed, as it's a near perfect port. For short bursts of light-gun action, it's pretty tough to beat, especially considering the fact that it's the only one around.
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Most of you have probably played a Time Crisis game but if you haven't, it's one of the better light-gun franchises around. In TC4, you play as one of two pretty boy cops and basically shoot the crap out of everything that moves. The game employs a neat cover system that requires you to hold a button in order to position yourself to take shots at the enemy; when it's time to reload or when things get dangerous, you simply let go of the button and duck to safety. You also have an arsenal of weapons that includes machine guns and shotguns.
The PS3 version comes with the new Guncon 3 controller that's bristling with buttons but they're intuitively placed and it's comfortable in your hands. It looks like a gun with half a Dual-Shock melded on; you do have to strap two awkward looking LED sensors to the upper two corners of your TV to make the whole contraption work but once you set it up, it's pretty damn responsive.
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Of course, the enjoyment you get out of the game depends on your love of light-gun games. Because it's an arcade port, it's fairly short and only die-hard fans will play it over and over again. There is an interesting FPS mode that's fun for a few levels but it's ultimately gimmicky and your hands start to cramp because of all the buttons involved. There are also some mini-games present and we're sure there are other hidden goodies you can unearth but the game's shelf life is pretty short.
But the game is still a blast, even if you eventually get tired of it.
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