E3 2003: Time Crisis 3 Hands-On Impressions
For those of you who arenít familiar with the Time Crisis series, I strongly suggest you pay attention to these hands-on impressions, and for those who are familiar, then you know the game series is one of the best in the business. Time Crisis 3 carries on the tradition of the amazing series and packs in the action youíd hope and expect from an arcade shooter. Progressing through the game is a breeze, as the aiming system is extremely strong and easy to use. Thereís a new weapon selection system that allows you to cycle through a machine gun, handgun, shotgun, and grenade. Shooting is very fast and responsive, as the sound qualities are sharp and explosive.
Graphically, Time Crisis 3 isnít outstanding or intuitive, but it doesnít need to be. The game is so incredibly fun to play that the average visuals do not downgrade the game in any way. Moving through TC3 brings back memories of playing the title in the arcade, as the console version always successfully does. Overall, Iím very excited to play the finalized version of TC3 on my PS2 and rest assured that the game will be incredibly exciting and entertaining to play.
5/18/2003 Matt Stensrud