Game Company’s Description: Rocked from normality by an explosion that claimed her daughter and husband, ex-Green Beret Nikki Conners exploits her military training and her new role as leading lady in a covert government agency to further her personal quest for vengeance. After receiving two years of gruelling instruction, she is unleashed upon Omega 19, a terrorist organization recognized as the most ominous in the world. With a host of engaging missions, Rogue Ops™ tests Nikki’s ability to survive in any situation.
Look: Not big on oohs and ahhs. It’s forgivable but average. The frame rates aren’t the best on the PS2 version with many jagged edges.
Feel: It’s a stealth game but not on par with the others you might have experienced. The game is not as deep as I’d like. It is quite a rip from many of the stealth games that have hit like Metal Gear Solid. It’s so much like MGS that you feel like someone took your MGS copy and screwed around with it – messing it up instead of tweaking it.
There are some neat features like picking pockets and some of the moves you can perform are cool. But what really hurts are the controls and missions. Many times I was spotted by the enemy even when I thought I was free and clear. That’s frustrating to say the least.
Hear: Lame voice acting which is offset, almost, by nice sound effects. There is some swearing but it comes off as painfully contrived.
Frankly: Rogue Ops is a decent game. Is it worth the big chunk of pocket change? Probably not. Rent it and then decide, if you don’t beat it first.
+ Rick Carey