Time Crisis 3
|a game by||Namco Ltd.|
|Platforms:||Playstation 2, Arcade|
|Editor Rating:||8/10, based on 1 review|
|User Rating:||6.6/10 - 23 votes|
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|See also:||Action Games, Action Adventure Games, Arcade Games, Time Crisis Series|
There is just something cool about being able to blast away at people with a light gun. I'm not sure why there aren't more games supporting the plastic gun out there; luckily one of the few light gun games remaining is Time Crisis 3.
The basic control of this game is the same as the previous two Time Crisis games. You basically have to work your way through an island filled with bad guys, ducking and shooting at them until you're the only one left standing.
You can set up the buttons on your light gun to either make your character duck and cover when you press one or when you let go. Ducking is also how you reload your weapon. A new weapon select system allows you to pick a handgun, machine gun, shotgun or grenade launcher while you're ducked away. You also have the opportunity to use a sniper rifle in certain levels. Ammo is found for these weapons by shooting conveniently color-coded yellow bad guys.
This third installment in the Time Crisis franchise has you once more playing the role of a top secret agent out to stop a bad guy from blowing up an island nation. In this game, though, you can pick which agent to play.
The most notable upgrade for this latest light gunner, is the sweeping cinematic backdrop that becomes a interactive part of your playing experience. The game will have you walking across the deck of a sinking ship, crawling up dangling trains and hanging upside down into exploded rooms to fend off the bad guys.
Although this game seems to be a major upgrade from its predecessors, there still aren't any paradigm shifts so if you don't like light gun shooters because they seem too constraining then you probably won't like Time Crisis 3, but if you're a fan of the genre than this is a definite keeper.