Surgical Strike is like an action film that never lets up. You drive a tank down city streets annihilating targets. It's cool to play at first, but it soon becomes repetitive. The limitation to your ammo really hurts this game, especially when you have to shoot an end target that has a random weak spot. The full-motion video is relatively seamless, and the digitization isn't all that bad. Surgical Strike is okay, but you won't play it again once you've beaten it.
Of all the full-motion games out there, this one definitely packs the most excitement. The explosions, missile attacks and sniper attacks are nonstop. The scene cuts and full-motion video are done perfectly, but more impressive is the fact that everything is full-screen video. However, it takes a long time to get used to the fast pace of the game, and you will find yourself running out of ammo at the most inopportune times. It s not bad, but not the best either.
Surprise, surprise! A CD game with full-motion video! Well, we all know where this review is gonna go now. I'm sorry, but I just don't like FMV. In the case of Surgical Strike, the graphics are very pixilated and become very bad at times, hindering the view of the playing area, resulting in missed shots. Although the digitized movie is almost nonstop, it just becomes repetitive. The bad acting doesn't help either. Pick this up if you just want to collect all the FMV games.
This is very similar to the Dragon's Lair- and Space Ace-type game where you have to make a quick choice either to shoot or to move, then wait to see the reaction. The concept works well with good animation, but I got bored with the grainy full-motion video. At first it is relatively fun to see the action, but after a while, you're just frantically looking for targets and can't look at the scenery. For fans of FMV or Dragon's Lair it is pretty cool, but it's not my bowl of sushi.