Excerpt: Last year, the Syphon Filter series infiltrated the PSP with Dark Mirror, a game that continues to rank among the handheld system’s best. Now Gabe and his team of agents are back in Syphon Filter: Logan’s Shadow. Can this latest mission live up to the high standard set by Dark Mirror?
Conclusion: The high production values of the last game have been carried over and it’s in the visuals where it most shows. Smoke and water effects look lovely and the FMV sections between missions are stunning on the PSP’s widescreen. A decent musical score finishes off a very polished package.
Pros: Impressive visuals, Decent gunplay, Value for money, Extensive multi-player
Cons: Basic enemy AI, Nothing drastically new in the gameplay
Excerpt: After a rough time on the PS2, Syphon Filter came to the PSP and immediately wowed just about everyone who played it. The game not only managed to squeeze in excellent visuals that showed what the system could do, but it also managed to put together a great control setup that was able to bypass the...
Excerpt: Poor old Gabe Logan is one of Sony's most underrated stars. The gadget-obsessed action-hero with the voice of the Marlboro cowboy has always lived in the shadow of a certain Solid Snake. In fact, the pair's careers of late have followed rather similar paths.
Excerpt: Worth a shot and will go down well with followers of the series. It breathes new life into the series, both on the gaming experience and relationships formed throughout. It also sheds new light on the PSP which has for a while now been screaming out for exclusive titles.
Pros: Pretty impressive looking game, and one that easily could be among the top games on the platform. It also cleverly implements a few features to make up for the PSP's lack of functionality.
Cons: The God of War button combination action is poorly implemented and used needlessly in general play. A quick cut scene could have easily done the job for some of the tasks you have to do using this function.
Excerpt: Developed by Sony Bend and published by Sony Computer Entertainment America, Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is the sixth game in the Syphon Filter franchise. The franchise has come a long way since its early offerings on the PSone.
Conclusion: Logan's Shadow isn't worth it as a full price release, as it is basically the same game as its precursor Dark Mirror. That isn't to say it's a bad game however, it just smacks of laziness and there isn't much point in a purchase unless you're obsessed with the series, have so much money you're named...
Excerpt: Don’t hide this in the shadows! For a long time I have avoided the whole stealth em up genre. In fact, I can trace it back to playing Metal Gear Solid on the original Playstation many moons ago. I just didn’t get it.