I was wondering if somebody could give me an actual opinion of the game not some over hyped omg bestest game evar and is perfect despite its lack of story and weird controls. Is an actual opinion of the game too much to ask.
Let me say up front that I'm not one for hype, but this game certainly deserves it. I played it back in the day when it first came out, and it completely blew me away. Everyone here seems to not like the controls, but I loved the fact that I could do everything with one hand on the keypad. It may take some getting used to, but it's sheer genius and a feat that has not been repeated (that I'm aware of).
The game itself is just tons of fun. It's explosive, fast-paced, intelligent, and the destructible levels are awesome, even now. I'm honestly surprised that there have been no attemtps to clone the game's look, feel and controls. I love the perspective, the awesome 2D graphics and the FMV sequences - basically the game has all the right ingredients mixed in just the right way to make for a fun, engaging and thrilling experience.
The story is pretty good, too, and even better in the sequel; the cutscenes are just the right amount of cheesy and the 90s techno goes incredibly well with the setting. The Silencer, the main character dude, is such a badass that it's hard not to like him and the other characters, while somewhat campy, have their own appeal.
If you haven't played it yet, or are still on the fence as to whether you should buy it, do yourself a favour and spend the six bucks - it's well worth it.