Game Review - by Brian Lastrom
Sin is a 3D shooter that puts you in the town of Freeport. Your goal is to eliminate the sinister CEO of SinTEK industries Elexis Sinclair. You will travel through various area of Freeport on your track to save the world. On your way you will be aided by your trusty sidekick J.C., giving you clues though each level as well as mission objectives.
You are Colonel John R. Blade, head of the most successful private protection agency in Freeport. A cynical biochemist named Elexis Sinclair is bent on taking over the world with her army of genetically engineered mutant. But she has one problem; Blade has made it his mission in life to foil her plans.
Sin features several modes of play. There is a training facility available for you to hone your skills in several different areas. Mainly you will be focusing on your shooting skills. You also have your multi-player feature, which is self-explained. But one of the more interesting parts of the game is actually the single player. You'll get immersed in the intriguing story as each of the 24 levels flow into one another. Sin comes with a variety of special weapons. Some including a sniper-rifle with zoom features, remote control detonation devices, as well as experimental weapons whose power will blow you away!!
Sin uses the same 3D engine that Quake II uses so you can expect some pretty amazing graphics. You have interactive backgrounds, like shooting glass, walls, etc. As well as greatly detailed enemies. Where you shoot an enemy is where he will react. The programmers here covered every detail. Including shooting an enemy point blank in the head as he lies there suffering from his wounds.
The sounds in the game go well with what is around. The guns are loud and accurate to the weapon. A full environment of sound is used in Sin. You will hear where the sounds come from. There are a few sounds that could be more accurate, but I must say that the interactive sounds are simply amazing. You can go over to bums, hostages, etc. and talk with them and even get clues from them as well.
The gameplay is really done well. You get interaction throughout the game. You even have a little sidekick who gives you critical information for that particular mission. And the missions give you specific objectives to help you get the bad guys. But, not all of the people you see are enemies, being a law abider, you must prevent from killing civilians, no matter how fun it sounds.
Overall this is an awesome game with killer multi-player action. With the integration of a training facility, I will be sure to know how to use the weapons and sharpen my shooting skills. Plus the 3DFX graphics always make a game a lot better. If you are into 3D shooters then you must get this game.