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Soldier of Fortune (PC)
Soldier of Fortune (PC)
Date: 30/08/01, updated on 30/08/01 (44 review reads)
Advantages: Fun, Full Of Gore
Disadvantages: Not Very long
When i first saw SOF i thouht it was just another first person shoot-em-up but it is so much more than that.
For starters the amount of gore in the game can keep you laughing for days. I personally will never get tierd of killing someone and proceding to blow all their limbs off leaving just their torso.
Apart from this though the game does have a high level of realsim. the main point being that if you shoot someone in the leg they will limp and if you shoot them in the head they will die. Apart from Operation Flashpoint i cannot thnk of another game that does this. There are also no handy placed med packs scattered when you need them most and then magically respawing back 2 minutes later.
The game is also based all over the world at the present time so there are no mutants or spaceships. the whole point of the game is you, John Mullins, trying to save the world from nuclear destruction. Ok, its not the most original of plots but it works out fine. It is also set in real places ranging from New York To Tokyo.
Saying that though, the life of the game is not very long. Within about a week you can have it mastered and completed which can proove to make the game a waste of money. The other problem is that, essentially, it is just another first person shoot-em-up which means that really if you've played one then you've played them all.
Despite the controvesy of the game, you are being a "good guy" and your killing all the baddies and saving the world. No specific people are shown in the game but there is a character that looks remarkably like Saddam, could it be?
The character animation in SOF is amazing. Each person looks different to the other in terms of face AND build which is a novelty. This stops you getting that deja vu feeling like you keep killing the same person over and over again.
There is also a multiplayer function as youd come to expect and, as usual it is only a deathm
atch. As much fun as it is playing over the internet, i would prefer it if it was possible to go co-operative aswell.
Overall, the game doesn't disappoint in the slightest. Its a fun game single player and double the fun multiplayer. The only quarrel i have is that it is not long enough.