TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE Review
- Publisher: Namco Networks America Inc. Games
- Genre: Arcade
- Released: 15 Sep, 2010
- Size: 187.4 MB
- Price: $4.99
- On-rails action shooter with that minty-fresh Arcade feel.
- Frantic gameplay style that rewards multiple playthroughs.
- Two easy to use control options.
Touch-to-shoot still feels a bit ham-fisted.
Time Crisis 2nd Strike fixes all but the basic problem of aiming from the first title, making this a great action-shooter experience for iDevice gamers to enjoy.
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Terrorists and evil-doers around the world are at large, planning their secret evil plans to do evil things, but thankfully the world has Giorgio Bruno on its side and his one-man cavalcade of destruction will put all the wrongs right again. This is Time Crisis 2nd Strike.
The first game from Namco Networks hit the App Store over a year ago and while it wasn't the prettiest of games it still managed to work well for iDevices at the time. Since then the game has undergone a few superficial changes, opting to restore more of the interface from the arcade versions and improving the visuals drastically, although no iOS4 specific visual effects seem to have been included. Those familiar with this on-rails shooter will recognize the extremely fast-paced gameplay that forces you to take risks despite providing a 'cover' system and it'll take multiple play-throughs to master this shooter.
There are two control options to choose from and players can either use a touch-based system to pop in and out of cover to reload or a tilt system to flick and reload before moving on. Unfortunately despite many small improvements the basic problem of accuracy still plagues Time Crisis as distant enemies become extremely hard to hit and tapping the screen temporarily covers areas where a deadly bullet may be coming from.
For those who loved the original, Time Crisis 2nd Strike is a much needed improvement and easy to recommend, but for action fans after something new a bit more caution is advised.
Description+ slide to Play: 4/4 (Must Have) "If you love shooters, buy this game"
+ touchArcade: "If you enjoyed the first Time Crisis Strike, then you should enjoy Time Crisis 2nd Strike as well."
+ POCKETGAMER.fr: Silver Award Winner, 8/10
TIME CRISIS, the legendary arcade cinematic rail shooting series from NAMCO, the creator of PAC-MAN, TEKKEN and ACE COMBAT, thunders back to the App Store with a vengeance! With exhilarating gameplay, next-generation graphics, and an electrifying soundtrack, TIME CRISIS SECOND STRIKE takes the touch-shooting genre to the next level!
As global agent Giorgio Bruno, race against the clock on your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad to stop multiple terror attacks from the world’s most evil forces.
Innovative controls bring you close to the action! Tap to fire your handgun, drag a finger and unload a fury of machine gun fire as you rush to save the world!
Aside from a standard-issue handgun, your arsenal includes a machine gun, shotgun and grenade launcher. Watch out for special enemies to resupply your ammo.
MULTIPLE GAME MODES
+ EPISODE MODE: clear 10 action-packed stages before the countdown timer reaches 0 and enjoy spectacular cinematic scenes.
+ COMPETITION / TIME ATTACK MODE: pick any stage from the completed episodes and try to clear it as fast as possible.
+ COMPETITION / SCORE ASSAULT MODE: similar to TIME ATTACK, this time try to score as many points as possible.
+ CRISIS MISSION: Prove your abilities in short shooting-skill scenarios.
+ LEADERBOARD CHALLENGE: Compete against Game Center players for top clear score on any completed episode stage!
UNIQUE ACHIEVEMENTS (with Game Center support)
Earn unlockable achievements. Can you prove your sharpshooting skills under so much pressure?
SCORE ASSAULT TIPS
Activate your RAGE by shooting rapidly at enemies and scoring point multipliers.
Points awarded vary: Head-shots > Body-shots > Limb-shots.
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What's New in Version 1.4.2* Numerous bug fixes.
* The additional operation manual for the hugely popular "iGunCon!"
Take your "iPhone 4/iPad 2" in your hand and use it like a gun in a real gun battle!
- From the main menu select "OPTIONS" → "CONTROL OPTIONS", and click the iGunCon control-method button near the top-right of the screen. A "Searching device" screen will be displayed.
- Note(1): iGUNCON can only be installed to a gyroscope-equipped iOS device.
- Note(2): You will need the latest update of TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE or TIME CRISIS 2ND STRIKE HD running on a second Apple device (iOS or Mac OS) in order to enjoy CONTROLLER MODE"
Please take the notes into consideration when making your purchase.