Coded Arms: Contagion (PSP) review
"Perhaps in an attempt to further the futuristic setting, the gameplay has fallen out of a time warp. From 1996."
If someoneís ever told you that youíll never be good at something, chances are that you tried to prove that person wrong. Unfortunately, thatís also what Konami tried to do after critics lambasted its PSP shooter, Coded Arms. More than two years have passed since that gameís release, but Coded Arms: Contagion makes it clear that Konami hasnít learned from its mistakes.
Contagionís story is laughably clichť, even by FPS standards. You are Major Jacob Grant, an elite special forces agent tasked with infiltrating a computerized combat simulation and assessing its effectiveness for the benefit of your superior, Major Clark. This is perhaps the most uninspired premise in years. Eventually, things go horribly wrong in the simulation and youíll discover that there are some terrorists involved. You really have to wonder why they even bothered writing this dreck. Unfortunately, the rest of the game doesnít fare particularly well, either.
Freelance review by C J (October 30, 2007)
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