Strap on the flak jacket of Frank Hayden, an elite Special
Forces operative chasing a terrifying underground terrorist
threat. From chaotic, bullet-ridded Syrian streets to the
hellish jungles of the Congo, you must track down and detonate
this nightmare, a nuclear weapon of unspeakable destruction
known only as Red Mercury. The clock is ticking...
Ops: Red Mercury is
a first person shoot-em-up which looks impressive, in places.
You start the game in the thick of the action and it's going
to take you a little time to get used to the controls... This
is the game's first problem point.
loading time for the first level is painfully slow and to
make matters worse if you get killed (and you certainly will
more than a few times before you get used to the gameplay)
you have to endure the opening movie sequence again. While
you can skip this, it is still very slow to reload the game
to put you back at the start of the level. And this is a problem
for all levels.
it have made more sense for the developers to have moved the
save point so that you don't need to rewatch the movie inserts
time and again?
first level is entitled "Rough Beginnings" Oh, the
irony. It is rough... practically impossible to start with.
But, the fact that the bad guys are in the same position each
time you replay the game, simply means that it is a case of
trial and error if you are to complete a level successfully.
the graphics and the gameplay are above average for the majority
of the game there are some problems with the games AI and
the fact that you can occasionally be shot at through walls
is not very helpful.
are a number of positive points. It's addictive - once you
get over the annoying move and your dead aspect - and the
surround sound audio track is fantastic, but there's very
little here that is new or original.
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