Posts Tagged ‘psi-ops’

Have You Played… Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy

Have You Played? is an endless stream of game retrospectives. One a day, every day of the year, perhaps for all time.

Physics-based comedy games are ten a penny these days but there’s nothing to compare with Psi-Ops, which is utterly hilarious purely by virtue of the fact that it’s not a comedy game. You can drag people around and throw them into bizarrely exposed machine-works using the power of your mind but this is serious business.

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Psi-Oploads

Hello. I'm Dave Psi.

We’re hurtling into a bright new future for PC games – we all know that. What we don’t know is exactly what future. The plastic disc is an artefact of yesterday without doubt, but will it be replaced by online retail or by free, ad-supported games?

Well, probably a bit of both, but I am enjoying seeing the latter experiment with what and doesn’t work. In this instance, it’s Psi-Ops: The Mindgate Conspiracy, a mediocre but occasionally good FPS like an FPS but with more shoulder from 2004 by the same team as John Woo’s Stranglehold, a mediocre but occasionally good FPS like an FPS but with more shoulder from 2007.
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