Second Sight (GameCube) Preview

By James Temperton 07.05.2004 2

Combining atmospheric physco-thriller narrative elements, with a stealthy exploration and shooting game, this title promises to be totally different from all the other titles on the current market. Another interesting new element comes in the form of a lead character who posses immense physic abilities.

The game offers multiple approaches to completing levels either via stealth, dramatic gunplay, psychic powers or a combination of all three. The ability to psychically influence characters and remotely manipulate objects and individuals provides for a totally fresh gameplay dynamic.

Screenshot for Second Sight on GameCube

Second Sight stars John Vattic, as he awakens from a coma in a US medical institution, where he has been subjected to massive amounts of dangerous surgery and mysterious testing. He doesn't know his name, he can't remember his past, all he knows is that his only hope for survival is to escape and unravel the mystery that has led to his imprisonment.

Haunted by disturbing and upsetting flashbacks, which you can actually move about and play in, he discovers his own physic powers. You set out on a mission to discover the mysteries hidden in your past, and end up finding out about a sinister conspiracy. As Vattic explores his present and past, the game weaves between these two different time periods, which run through the game as a dual-narrative. The player-controlled actions of the past Vattic have consequences in the present

Screenshot for Second Sight on GameCube

The powers you posses enable you to shift objects, terrify guards and much more. As the title progresses you become more and more capable with your powers, and develop more abilities and powers. Basic telekinesis moves on from simply being able to shift objects, into you being able to lift enemies and smash them about until they start to whimper; fun! This revelation of psychic powers makes for a highly compelling journey, and invites experimentation with the newly acquired abilities.

Screenshot for Second Sight on GameCube

As already mentioned, as you move through the game you develop more and more physic powers: healing (for yourself), protection (sending your spirit to posses other characters), charm (alter the minds of other individuals to fool them) and a 'Psi-blast' that sends a destructive wave out around you. If brain-power isn't enough for you, there are thirteen weapons to put into the mix, including everything from a pistol to a sniper rifle!

Screenshot for Second Sight on GameCube

Final Thoughts

This is a very exciting and interesting title. There are some very intriguing gameplay elements that will make Second Sight a very interesting experience! We can't wait to find out more about this stunning little title, which should be hitting shelves later this year!

Developer

Free Radical

Publisher

Codemasters

Genre

Adventure

Players

1

C3 Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10

Reader Score

Rated $score out of 10  9/10 (7 Votes)

European release date Out now   North America release date Out now   Japan release date None   Australian release date Out now   

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