Flashback: The Quest for Identity
Reviewed by Ty Massei
Graphics: 4 out of 10
Sound: 2 out of 10
Gameplay: 7.5 out of 10
Hardness factor: 8.5 out of 10
Overall: 7.5 out of 10
Graphics: Graphics (especially cut scenes) are bad, though original.
The only good part about the graphics is the backgrounds. Still, even
the bad graphics have a sort of appeal to them and they aren't really annoying.
Sound: Music is pretty much nonexistent. What's there is repetitive and
used in every level. Sound Effects are also very plain, though when you
hear them you usually know what they are. Not the best part of this game.
Gameplay: I, personally, loved this game. It's a different type of
sidescroller, much like Blackthorne, which is very realistic. There's
realism in how he runs, jumps, shoots (he draws his gun first, then with
another press of the button fires) it's really interesting. Controls are
confusing at first, but you'll get used to them probably after the first level.
Hardness factor: This game gets really hard. You don't have a lot of life
and must use a force field in order to block bullets. You will probably
fall off of cliffs a lot in the beginning, but that is pretty normal. It
wasn't meant to be an easy game, but it's fun. Fighting the last boss
and hitting people with your gun when they are right by you are the only
things that are so hard it drains the fun out of the game.
Overall: 7.5 out of 10. I really enjoyed this game. It's original and the
graphics, though poor, are at least interesting. They could have added
some better sound, though that might have destroyed the mood of this
game. It's really fun, you should at least give it a try. BTW, they made
a 3D sequel for this game for the PC years ago. I don't advise you try
and find it.