Reviews for Project Snowblind [Playfire]
Still GoodMscigniew | Jan. 4, 2014 | See all Mscigniew's reviews »
Snowblind takes place in Deus Ex universe but this time its not an RPG but FPS and it works.Gameplay is very fun but the most important and strongest part of the game is directing.At times I actually felt like I was the main character,part of that is that the cut scenes are made with games engine,and are semi-interactive.Story is interesting and fun to follow,as a part of the gameplay developers gave us some skills (invisibility for example)that really ad to the strategy,and theres almost always couple of ways we can do the mission.I still(2014) recommend this game.
Good old fps gamelachking | Dec. 26, 2013 | See all lachking's reviews »
Project Snowblind although now dated, is a pretty good FPS game. At first glance, the game looks alot like Deus Ex, and in many ways it plays like Deus Ex, but unlike Deus Ex there aren't really RPG elements, this is mostly just an FPS game. Being an FPS game, Project Snowblind has many different weapons to use and the level design is quite good although the aim assist makes the game a tad on the easy side. As the game is quite old, you will definately notice that the voice acting and graphical style leaves a bit to be desired by today's standards. Its also quite annoying that the game only supports low resolutions; the highest resolution I could pick was 1024x768, and this, coupled by the dated graphics is not a great look. If you can overlook the dated graphics and sound, there is a pretty good FPS experience to be had with this game.
Tastes like Deus ExFlamingDbag | Aug. 20, 2013 | See all FlamingDbag's reviews »
Originally Deus Ex: Clan Wars, this game is almost entirely focused on action. There's no RPG elements but there's bits of stealth and computer/robot hacking that are obviously heavily inspired by Deus Ex. The story isn't strong but almost everything about this game screams Deus Ex, such as having augmentations with familiar abilities. Honesetly? It still IS the lost Deus Ex. Ignore the fact the story's almost entirely placeholder and you're forced to have (although thanks to the nice weapon selection they're fun) shoot outs in 80% of situations it turns out if Deus Ex followed the more standard style of FPS design it's still one of the better shooters I've ever played. It's also one of the more clever and creative shooters. Only real problems I have with the game is that it's only roughly 8 hours long, for some reason aim assist is forever enabled and there's no widescreen support. Also no difficulty options but the game makes up for that later. Despite those minor annoyances the game is surprisingly pretty damn good and everyone should try it out.
Oldie but Goodie!Trollfaceyomama | Aug. 7, 2013 | See all Trollfaceyomama's reviews »
This game is truly FUN. It gets the action, weapons, and atmosphere right but it falls short in the same way most new games do; its too short. You can play through it in about 8-10 hours and thats if you take your time. The graphics are a little rusty as well, great if it came out in 2002, but definately tailored to what the PS2 can handle. I'd recommend buying it
Dated now but good fun back in 2006britishlad | May 7, 2013 | See all britishlad's reviews »
This game was released back in 2006 and It was originally intended to be set in the deus ex universe; now its just a stand-alone game and a first person shooter without the RPG elements, I have played and completed snowblind (why because I love deus ex and first person shooters) There are a few aspects that borrow from the series there's almost always another way through an area -- usually involving climbing in and around air ducts (you'd think bad guys would do something about this constant breach). You can hack into computers, dominate mechs, and even toss spiderbots. Hell, a lot of the weapons (EMP grenades) and enemies (security bots, automated turrets) are ripped right from Deus Ex's design doc but I have no problem with these similarities at all. Also In Project snowblind it's possible to use biomods to customize and enhance your character with superhuman powers. These augmentations include Reflex Boost which essentially slows the game for a small amount of time, Cloak which turns you invisible, Vision which is essentially an Infra-red mode allowing you to see through walls, Electrical Storm which fires an electrical ball at enemies, and finally the Ballistic Shield which makes you virtually invincible. These biomods really are a great addition to the game - it's been seen before of course but adds a bit more depth to the gameplay.
This game wins for me in terms of fun factor for example I enjoyed the vehicles, Using a futuristic Ford Escort to mow down enemies was fun … adding a turret to its hood was even better, I loved the weapons and some of them were really fun to use. I love the squad elements where you fight in the streets or defend certain positions (sometimes the battles felt really epic) and Hacking and controlling gun turrents or security bots to eliminate groups of enemies etc. The game has also got an awesome and unique introduction.
Although there are many cons to the game such as The music is on a little on the weak side - it's not overly exciting, nor does it convey the grittiness of war to well and the voice acting is a little naff. The game has a rather short length - about 10 hours and the graphics in Project: Snowblind isn't quite up to par with current releases but it does try to include bits and pieces of a great looking game. The environments within Snowblind stand out above the rest of the graphics as each level seems to have its own distinct feel. Each is modeled with their own attributes with great detail. The sci-fi theme is captured excellently, but the same couldn't be said about the character models. The characters feel bland and nonexistent. The enemies have no differential details to them and all look identical. Only a few have an unique look to them and they aren't met until the sewer level where you infiltrate the General's headquarters. Comparing to outings in other first- person shooters, Snowblind isn't that impressive when it comes to graphics.
If you can forgive the above cons then project snowblind is a fun game to play
Lt. Frost, report to the briefing room at onceGuardian412 | Feb. 3, 2013 | See all Guardian412's reviews »
Project Snowblind is originally intended to be the third episode in the Deus Ex series and you may feel this in the cyberpunk storyline, the great atmosphere and the setting the most, which is based on one of the most iconic level of the orignal DX, Hong Kong. As Lt. Nathan Frost you find yourself at the middle of a war, but as the time is passing you've to learn that nothing and no one is what they first appear to be. While the DX series is mostly an FPS-RPG hybrid, Project Snowblind is more of an action FPS game than an RPG. You're still capable to use augementations, so as you did in the prequels, the focus is more on the intense gunfight, than on revealing the background and the cause and effect of the conspiracy. Personally I consider Project Snowblind as DX2.5, just as its always intended to be the sequel and part of that franchise. It's not a bad game and this is how the action should be look like in DX: Invisible War. However the lack of the true RPG elements and decisions is also making Project Snowblind to different kind of experience. If you like the world of DX, I also suggest to grab Project: Snowblind.
Project Snowblind - reviewcarlyle | Jan. 15, 2013 | See all carlyle's reviews »
Projcet: Snowblind is a discrete FPS, whose main limitations are related to lack of balance of its different aspects regarding the graphic, the level of difficulty and some features of the structure of game. Referring to the production Eidos, it can therefore be safely speak of potential not fully expressed, as well as of which a certain lack of attention to detail. The single player adventure Project: Snowblind runs smoothly in spite of everything, offering the player a series of stages well differentiated and hot spots, which can also involve the most experienced users of FPS. Also because of a low average level of difficulty, however, to complete the main mode of the product does not require that a few game sessions. Summing up, one can hardly say that the title is a little FPS failed: indeed, especially the opening bars is hard to deny him a clear ability of player involvement and a good overall presentation. Nevertheless, Project: Snowblind fails to present itself as an experience different from the usual playful, peppering their gameplay interesting elements but too fragile, which inevitably end up falling and make room for a game structure rather conventional.
Fun FPSpanz3r88 | Oct. 28, 2012 | See all panz3r88's reviews »
Project Snowblind is a first person shooter where you are a soldier with augmentation that make him a super human. During the game you will acquire many super-human powers that add variety to the gameplay: you can see enemies through walls or slow-down time for example. The AI of the enemy is good and reach the end of the game is not so simple. The game is quite short but it's really fun and full of action.
That Deus Ex feeling...Cooberstooge | Sept. 11, 2012 | See all Cooberstooge's reviews »
For something which clearly takes much of its inspiration from the legendary Deus Ex series, Project Snowblind is a game which manages to have enough of its own originality to step out from beneath the shadow of that which it pays homage to.
The serious variety of familiar and far-advanced weaponry is enough to choke a horse, let alone the variety of cool-looking enemies and levels. This game kicks off in high gear and never lets up until it's done, and just begs the player to come back for more.
The graphics look great, although they are starting to age somewhat. The slightly blocky textures are something I find suitable to the game, though, so it looks just fine by me. Sounds are good, and the futuristic oomph of power the weapons make is awesome.
A good, solid romp into the dark, sometimes murky world of the future, and definitely one for all Deus Ex vets to try.
Entertaining single playersimonsix | June 18, 2012 | See all simonsix's reviews »
Entertaining single player with great weaponry. A straight action game, run and gun, loads of weapons, full on action and tremendous fun. I played it all through and I don't regret it.
What a mess...Finka_Karfein | June 13, 2012 | See all Finka_Karfein's reviews »
I do not know where from those high grades from users. I expected an action spin-off Deus Ex. I got cybernetically augmented pain. Let us start with good sides. There is a lot of cool and different weapons and you can still make use of augmentations although there is only several of them. Now, the dark side of the coin. Firstly, graphics are ugly. Not only the fact that comix-like visuals are not fit for a Deus Ex atmosphere but also textures lack higher resolution. Markers point your way towards the goal but often lead to a dead end. The game is extremely short, yet it took me a few hours to finish it because of the save point system mixed with frequent crashes. Do I have to mention that it drove me nearly mad? The plot is poor and offers only one good moment. Too little. Play other shooters with augmentations. This one is not worth your time and money.
Not as good as Tomb Raider but still funRaTcHeT302 | Nov. 17, 2011 | See all RaTcHeT302's reviews »
Project Snowbing was concepted as a Deus Ex spin off with some RPG elements, it doesn't try to be innovative but it isn't bad tough. Sound and music are average but the gameplay is really fun (even if sometimes you might get frustated from it) and challenging. Graphicaly some textures are bad looking and there aren't really complex buildings, but at least there is a smooth frame rate wich allows for more enemies at once and really vast areas.
Could have been better.GAMERamble | April 11, 2011 | See all GAMERamble's reviews »
Hong Kong of the future (2065 to be exact) isn’t a very friendly place to be. A soldier called Nathan Frost finds that out the hard way when he’s injured in battle and wakes up in hospital heavily augmented as part of a new top secret military project. Unsurprisingly that soldier is you and you have to go back into battle and save the day. There’s a lot more to Project Snowblind (mad generals, devastating secret weapons) all told via cut-scenes between missions but all you really need to know is that this is yet another console first person shooter that got dumped on computer. Which is not to say it’s a bad game but don’t expect the next Half-Life or anything.
Snowblind has some tricks up its sleeve in the form of your augmented powers so you can do all kinds of cool stuff like slow down time (but no slow motion dives I’m afraid), turn invisible or put up a ballistic shield. You also have a large selection of cool weapons like the Carbine, Flechette gun, rocket launcher, Rail Laser, Shotgun and of course Shotgun. To even the odds even more you also have a selection of grenades at your disposal. Yet despite all this the game still fails to excite sometimes. Maybe it’s because the stages are so short and relatively linear. Or maybe it’s because enemies are as generic as they come. Whatever the reason is Snowblind was hardly captivating and even though it’s very short I have no intentions of ever playing it again now that I’ve finished it.
With a bit more depth to bring it up to the same level as Deus Ex this game might have fared better but if all you are looking for is some explosive action with very little thinking then you might want to give this one a try.
Deus Ex Actionfearon | April 8, 2011 | See all fearon's reviews »
Project Snowblind is fast, interesting and full of action. If you're bored another modern war shooter, you should try this game. This cyperpunk FPS gives you lot of fun and scenes, that you'll never forget. Yes - when you compare it with Call of Duty or another new FPS, you'll see, that Project Snowblind has old-type gameplay. But is this matter, when game is so good?
Good Shootershisho | April 5, 2011 | See all shisho's reviews »
Project Snowblind started as a spin-off of Deus-Ex- it takes form it cyberpunk look. Its fast paced FPS with hordes of enemies and varied environments. Levels are small, there is a plenty of ammo on them so you dont need to take finger from gun, and only two enhancements are really usefull. Graphics is good. gameplay is fun, but to short, game is not to hard and if you like FPS you should try this one, especially if you like cyberpunk.