I first found “the nomad soul” on p.c., and was hooked, it draws you into an immense city, filled with interactive people. Your on a quest to save your soul from hell raising demons, all accompanied by a pumping David Bowie sound track. The world is immersive and if undistracted I played this game for hours. The only problems with the PC version was that you needed more fingers than the customary five to control yourself and even on my pii 450mhz I found load times a little slow. Then they released the game on Dreamcast. Nothing on earth could have stopped me buying it. I rushed out and bought it, then rushed home. Threw the game in and settled down to watch the incredible opening video, as we fly through this parallel universe with Bowie singing along in the background. The fighting is so much easier with a control pad, almost instinctively you can kick butt against the strongest of opponents. The shooting screen is also drastically improved, you don’t have to pause the game constantly to find out the controls. The world is so large and diverse it takes weeks to puzzle through but you always want to come back for more, probably my favourite Dc game.
I’ve only played the PC version, but the DC version is supposed to be the same… What a fine figure of a game! The Nomad Soul mixes the best bits of shoot-em ups, beat-em ups and adventure games. The end result is something quite amazing. Until Deus Ex came along, this was my favourite game; you game requires thought, and it looks good too! It was met with criticism from the PC press, with the exception of one or two well-known magazines that I look upon with respect. It may be slightly buggy (but only slightly), it requires a decent-ish PC to run, and the beat-em up / shoot-em up sections aren’t perfect. Saying that, it’s still one of the best games you can play. Ignore what people are saying about The Nomad Soul (unless they’re saying nice things) and buy it!
I'll keep this opinion short & sweet. The Nomad Soul is a port from last years PC game. An adventure game set in a Blade Runner-esque backdrop with plenty of exploring and puzzle solving to do. The game exhumes an intoxicating atmosphere and conveys the storyline pretty well (you have to do plenty of 'piecing-together'). However, points are deducted for the jittery frame rate & frequent loading pauses. If you can forgive the game for these annoyances, then this is an enjoyable action adventure, some way off perfection, but reasonable none the less. Oh, and by the way, the soundtrack features plenty of David Bowie (which makes a change from the endless generic game music).