607th played so far

Genre: Stealth/Shoot ‘Em Up
Platform: Playstation Portable
Year of Release: 2007
Developer: SCE Bend Studio
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment

It’s time to start covering some more stealth games – Metal Gear Solid had filled our quota for a while, while we added here and there, but now it’s time to actually catch up on it again.

I’ve not played any games in the Syphon Filter series and, to be honest, outside of this game I didn’t really know it existed. This makes it a completely new experience for me – assuming it works for me in the first place.

Our Thoughts

I’ll be honest, Logan’s Shadow is fairly forgettable for the most part, the idea of a stealth infiltration of a boat feeling fairly repetitive. What didn’t help is that the game didn’t seem to leave much room for stealth… for me it really mostly played as a shooter. I probably missed tricks along the path, but it didn’t matter much if I just shot everyone I encountered.

So I don’t think I quite got the game, both in making it more interesting and getting the gameplay. It sounds like the plot is a high point, which I couldn’t really get to anyway, and the cover system doesn’t seem to make it stealthy to me.

Beyond that, the game plays fine, pretty much as you’d expect, with too many options for me to always remember (although I did manage quite well, so I guess it’s just the appearance of it, rather than it actually being too much).

Final Thoughts

This game is fine, I suppose. Not as stealthy as I was expecting, but there seems to be a lot to it anyway – I guess it could get better, it’s just a shame the start feels like a scenario I’ve seen quite often by now.