PS3/PSN (also on
Xbox 360/XBLA, PC)
World domination-craving tyrants are stupid fuckers. Guys (for
they’re almost always blokes), you can guffaw “BWAHAHA!” in as
English an accent that you can muster all you want, but haven’t you
ever seen an action flick? If you had you’d know this truth to be self
evident... you’re rooted.
Cue Inferno, the latest nutbag with Malcolm McDowell-like elocution
wanting the world as his plaything. As a quarter of an apparently
elite commando unit you’re tasked with going the thwart, one
(and often extra side mission) at a time. Pick a character and go,
in a top-down scroller arcade-fest that variously conjures memories of stuff
like Jackal, BreakThru, Tiger Heli, Commando,
1943, Heavy Barrel, Guerrilla War and even
We must say, it looks stunning. It really does.
Mostly you’ll be fighting two enemy fronts –
Inferno’s firepower-laden lackeys, and the controls of your frickin’
It’s left stick tied, whilst the right stick bangbangshootshoots
like Smash TV or the ace
Gatling Gears. In
straight lines you’re fine, but when Jeepy-poo adheres to another gate and
you’re force-fed insta-death, or it launches jaunty-angled seawards
when scrambling to escape a big mofo nucular kaboom, you’ll want to
But hey, it looks stunning. It really does.
Back to negoland, despite a sizeable week one update, ROps
needs more Mortein. We encountered several game-killing bugs. It’s
most un-SEGA like.
Yeah, but it looks stunning though. It really does.
We’re super-bummed. We did get old school arcade-yay cheapies from Renegade Ops,
despite it doing its damnedest to make us despise its every zero and
one due to glitches, irksome controls or facing near-impossible
odds with puny, sluggardly upgradeable weapons versus OTT barrages
that’d make Arnie squeal.
ROps should’ve been awesomeness squared. It could even have
taken over the world... BWAHAHA!