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Reviewed: Omikron: The Nomad Soul
Author: Chris Kim       Date: December 4th 1999
Page: 4


 
Final Breakdown

Gameplay:

While the storyline, puzzles, and combat sequences are pretty cool, the extremely weak action gaming sequence of the game severely hurts the fun factor of the game. The puzzles aren't too difficult, but are unique and different. The storyline is quite linear, but rock solid. The combat is fun, but sometimes a bit repetitive. The action game is a lot like a FPS, but with none of the greatness of the FPS genre.

Graphics:

Graphically the game can stand on its own very well. The environments working in the city are excellently done and the player models look excellent. The only complaints are the horrible clipping problems and sometimes the textures are a bit grainy.

Sound and Music:

Again, like the graphics, the sound works to a good extent, but is not unflawed. Voice acting and sounds are rock solid. The music composition of David Bowie is nice with musical videos incorporated into the game. But the seemly over used sounds and repetitive voice actors is a major bummer.

Multiplayer: N/A

None, as it might be appropriate.

AI and Difficulty:

The game isn't the most difficult game that a player might come across, but the seemly over pumped and aggressive AI in the action and combat modes might hurt the ability for the player to succeed to any degree in the game.

Controls and Interface:

The fact that the controls of the game are very clunky and unresponsive at times and very different control schemes tend to signify that separate programmers programmed the game.

Overall:

This game was a good effort, but it falls a bit short of providing what every gamer wished for. If the interface can be fine tuned, the AI can be more balanced, and some additions to the action part of the game, the game would have been a rock solid game with better qualities. But as it stands, the game might just be looked over as one that could have been great.

Pluses (+)
  • Balanced Mix of Adventure/Action/Combat/Solving
  • Nice Storyline
  • Cool Graphics
  • Tight Music
  • Minuses (-)
  • Poor Responsive Controls
  • Over Done AI
  • Horrible Clipping Problems
  • Poor Action Mode
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    Added:  Saturday, December 04, 1999
    Reviewer:  Chris Kim
    Score:
    Page: 4/5

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