Read the full review here.
“There is an old adage that applies to many endeavors in life: Do one thing and do it well. You can strive for that maxim in sports, in the job market, and in other areas with a certain amount of success. But can a video game follow that formula and offer a fulfilling experience?”
– from the full review, which you can read here.
This is one of those instances where it truly was an eye-opening experience to review this game objectively, since this was one of my favorite games growing up. I still really like it, and will vehemently defend its merits; but, at the end of the day, I do have to admit that it is not a remarkably gut-bustingly spectacular title. At the very worst, it is a very shallow, short, repetitive, crude, odd gameplay experience. At best, it is wonderfully innovative, challenging, and has bits of features such as first-person shooting that can be considered visionary precursors.