Game For the Phantoms at Heart
For those of you who always liked the idea of taking on another persons body and making them do reckless things... this game is for you!
For a gamecube game these graphics are decent, the widescreen stretches out a little too far and can make text extremely hard to read. However standard mode still fills up a full widescreen and the text is easy to read. The character models are decent and the scenery tends to switch up every so often, however not enough to really give you the feeling of difference.
The sound quality of this game is mediocre at best the surround sound works but your guns don't sound real, your people don't sound real and it switches between people talking to you and not talking to you and some who just say your name (which gets a little repetitive and annoying).
One of the redeeming facts of this game that makes it a 4 star would have to be the storyline! It's great! You can find ways to scare random people and take over their bodies to use them against eachother. Some people like to go in guns blazing and that's also an option. That being said at some points you are forced to use one person and that can drive some of us insane as if that person dies the game is over, sometimes you don't know that until too late.
The second factor that makes me fall to my knees would be the storyline. The people all have their own individual personalities, you find out about what you've become and what made you that way, the whole focus of the storyline is to get you back into your body and get the hell out of there. You end up saving a friend of yours who wants to find out what's really going on, at first you don't really know why you're saving him other than he's your friend, but that's forgiveable as they do go in-depth into explaining it later.
Thankfully they tone down on the cutscenes for story and most of it is talking to specific characters to move the plot onwards.
Graphics: 3 out of 5
Sound: 3 out of 5
Gameplay: 5 out of 5
Storyline: 4 out of 5
Reviewed by: Gregory Buhler from Edmonton AB on 7/4/2012