Review by kiriyama2

Reviewed: 04/01/05

I Expected More From This Game

Project Snowblind was supposed to be the third game in the Deus Ex series. But halfway through development, Eidos decided to make this a standalone game. Perhaps to save their sinking ship of a company. But lately it seems Eidos doesn’t make good games. This game was just boring.

Story: (9/10)
The story in Project: Snowblind is actually really good. You play as Nick Frost a soldier in the Coalition. The Coalition is fighting against a group of Chinese revolutionaries called The Republic. Just as Frost and his squad shows up in Kowloon their base is attacked unexpectedly by the Republic. As he fought against the Republic he goes to rescue an injured comrade but as he does he’s caught in a blast. The Coalition decides they can use Frost to test a new strain of bio-modification. It’s a pretty good story, and somewhat straight forward.

Graphics: (7/10)
The graphics in Snowblind is a mixed bag. On the one hand the environments in this game are beautiful and look magnificent. But the character modeling isn’t exactly the best ever. The mechs tanks and other vehicles look awesome in this game. But the way the characters look just brings down the overall appeal of the graphics.

Sound: (6/10)
The audio in this game is okay. The music is pretty good and sounds alright. The voice acting is just really, really bad. Pretty much all of Eidos’s games use the same sort of voice over. It’s overly comical and sounds really cheap. It does tend to get irritating after a while.

Gameplay: (6/10)
If you’ve ever played a first person shooter on the Xbox then you’ll know how this game plays. Especially if you’ve played Deus Ex: Invisible War. You basically just run through a street, building, whatever, blasting away any Republic soldiers that cross your path. But you’re a bio-modified super soldier. That’s not to say you’ll breeze through this game in an afternoon. I don’t know why this game isn’t as fun as it should be but it isn’t . By the end of the game you’ll feel like you played through this game before. Even by the third mission. You’ll have done a lot of the same stuff over and over again. Open a door killed many Republic soldiers walked down an endless amount of similar corridors, opened another door, kill more Republic soldiers. Repeat as desired. The gameplay get really repetitive after the third mission. After that it’s just an endurance trial to see how long you can play this game before you play something else.

So overall if you want to play this game rent it. Then if you like this game buy it. Or wait until a drop in price. Otherwise leave this spiritual sequel to Deus Ex on the shelf and go play Breakdown or Halo 2 or something. But still it’s an okay game from Eidos which is saying a lot because Eidos has not been making to many good games lately. It’s not a bad game by any means it just lacks that certain thing, the thing that’d make this game truly great. Overall: (7/10)

Rating:   3.5 - Good

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