Syphon Filter Logans Shadow
|a game by||Sony Bend|
|Platforms:||PSP, Playstation 2|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||9.0/10 - 4 votes|
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|See also:||Third-Person Shooter, Syphon Filter Series|
Some of the biggest and coolest game franchises in the world are born just as a response from a company to another franchise. Maybe a game got really big and another company wants to ride that same wave, or maybe they liked it so much they want a piece of that cake. There are many possibilities, but it happens a lot. Syphon Filter Logan’s Shadow is one of the most exciting entries in a series of games that started as little more than a response to another similar series, but we’ll get more into which one later on. So, what is Syphon Filter Logan’s Revenge all about? And more importantly, is it any good? Well, let’s talk about it.
About the game
Logan returns to PSP in one of his best adventures to date, a continuation of what was probably the biggest surprise of the year earlier in the catalog of Sony's portable. Large doses of action and adventure come together in a deluxe UMD full of cinematic scenes and with gameplay that once again becomes a benchmark in the genre.
Against a backdrop of alleged treachery and Islamic terrorism, we are introduced to a Gabe Logan who is called to duty to retrieve a dangerous new technology that is in the wrong hands. On his way, six episodes in which he will travel through scenarios located mostly in the Middle East: a ship on the high seas, a prison, a base in a desert, a huge dam, and much more. To make his way to his destination, our agent will have to use the scenery to his advantage, which he will do by leaning on walls and other objects that will allow him to kill enemies without taking a single bullet. Using stealth intelligently will be the difference between our agent fulfilling his mission, or preparing a funeral.
The catalog of weapons and equipment is another highlight of Logan's Shadow, as, in its predecessor, Sony Bend has put at our disposal approximately 36 real weapons, including grenades, pistols, machine guns, etc., an everyday element in the saga and that, as usual, takes great relevance as the story progresses. The animations of the characters and CGIs deserve a special mention.
A game to surpass Metal Gear
If it wasn't obvious already the entire Syphon Filter franchise was created to compete against the Metal Gear Solid games. And this was a hardcore battle in the PSP and PS2. In the case of the PSP, the best Syphon Filter game was Logan’s Shadow, however, even though it’s action: Metal Gear Solid Portable Ops, and Metal Gear Solid Peace Walker.
Sony took good note of the keys that Kojima had used to create his jewel par excellence and spent time and money to develop a worthy rival to place a product of the house among the best sellers. Of course, no one expected Syphon Filter to eventually become an alternative to MGS rather than a direct rival, such was the difference in gameplay between the two games. As time has shown, Konami has been able to lead Snake and company along the path of success and glory, while Gabriel Logan and his inseparable companion have been relegated in one way or another to the handheld.
Syphon Filter: Logan's Shadow is in a good position in the ranking of games that make the best use of the PSP, but it is also in a privileged place if we take into account the soundtrack that boasts. For the occasion, the singer and composer Azam Ali (of Iranian origin) has given the talent of her voice to achieve a soundtrack to match the gameplay of a title that will focus its theme on the Middle East.
The second appearance of Gabe Logan in a PSP has not meant a second part without novelties and lacking in personality, but quite the opposite. Logan's Shadow is a videogame that surpasses the previous one with a gameplay scheme that continues to advocate stealth action but within a deeper framework.
- Excellent visuals
- Great gameplay
- Fun and exciting
- Story is not top the level of the rest of the game