|Time Splitters: Future Perfect
|List Price: $19.99
Our Price: $19.99
TimeSplitters: Future Perfect is a sequel to the acclaimed first person shooter. Battle across through the centuries to change the past, using a massive arsenal of firearms. As you fight, you'll get help from your past and future selves as you infiltrate ancient castles, destroy evil robots, and more.
- Explore hundreds of hours of gameplay in a variety of modes
- blast your way through time with dozens of weapons and gadgets
- engage in 16-player death matches or co-op play online
Timesplitters Future Perfect is the best game out of the Timesplitters series and is now made by EA games instead of Eidos. After three long years, one of the best first-person shooter games finally returns in its biggest installment yet.
Cortez is back and this time he must stop the evil Jacob Crow from destroying the future. Along the way, Cortez gets some help from his future self; his future self travels back through time and helps you defeat some tough enimies. It seems that Timesplitters was never good in the story section but it makes up for it in the arcade section.
The arcade section has always been one of the best elements of the Timesplitters games; it basically provides hours of endless gameplay and offers over one-hundred fifty characters to choose from from a monkey to a sock creature and even a dead cow. There aren't any new elements to the arcade mode; it's just like the one from the previous game.
Well, that's all there is to this game and I'd recommend it....more info
- it's time to split!
yeah, that is pretty corny....anyway...
i just beat Timesplitter: Future Perfect on easy difficulty in the story mode in just a shade under 4 hours. which is pretty long in terms of story modes for timesplitters games. i haven't even touched the other 14 or so modes yet, and i heard that there are over a hundred hours of gameplay to be lost in this game, so it should keep me, and you, busy for a while.
to start off with, the major changes i noticed since the last game came out, is that the graphics seem much sharper, the controls are much tighter, and the weapons are much cooler. when i first threw a time grenade (i think that's what it's called) and everything slowed down except me, i almost laughed out loud at how freakin' cool it was. and in this timesplitters, for the first time in the series, there is actually blood! in one level you must decapitate a bunch of zombies, with either a magnum, shotgun, or a baseball bat (oh, and there is a new and quite useful melee attack, for when you want to conserve ammo), and when their melons pop, it makes a cool "head exploding sound" and blood sprays everywhere. but no fear, the game still retains its comic humor and graphics.
their is actually a storyline this time that pulls you in, and pushes you through every wormhole you see. the main character you play as is one Cortez, a Vin Diesel lookalike winner. shortly into the game, you run into yourself, literally. then throughout the game, you keep running into other versions of yourself that help you out in order for you to get further and do that same thing for yourself, so you are actually the version of Cortez that helped you out in the first place. confused? don't be, the game makes it very easy to comprehend. the story follows Cortez as he makes his way through time, trying to stop the Timesplitters (evil alien things that can, well...split time and travel about history at their own free will) from destroying mankind. along the way, Cortez runs into all different kinds of interesting characters, from a British boatman/saver of a damsel in distress, to a punk-esque girl trying to work her way into a club, but first she must photograph zombies and other scary things. about halfway through the game, you meet up with a robot that just doesn't leave your side for very long...but don't worry, he's pretty damn funny. and that's another thing about this game, this time around, the computer controlled allies that fight along side you actually fight and help you out, they don't get stuck on walls and freeze mid-battle for some unknown reason.
like i said, i haven't touched the challenge mode or anything yet, but if it's anything like the series' past challenge mode, then i should be in for quite a treat. i can also create my own story and arcade mode levels using the game's map-maker. there are over 150 characters to unlock in this game, and tons of different ways to unlock them.
so, if you like fast-paced, hilarious, ass-kicking, run and gun action while travelling through time and giving yourself a hand, then pick up Timesplitters: Future Perfect. trust me, you will have a blast. okay, now, i'm off to go delve deep into a sleepless night of timesplitter dispatching. ciao....more info
- ...WAS Perfect
We played Goldeneye 64 like crazy and when we finally got a PS2, we wanted a game to replace it. After research, we learned that some of the guys from Rare left to form Free Radicals - who developed TimeSplitters. So many online reviews compared it to Goldeneye and Perfect Dark for the Nintendo 64, that we were sure it would fit the bill - so we bought it.
I was thrilled by the multiplayer. It reminded me so much of the fun we had with Goldeneye. From the way the player moves, to how the aiming/firing works, the multiplayer options, etc... We thought for sure we had found the right game!
We had no interest in the single-player story modes, but for the fun of it I tried it out and in the first level, one of the soldiers takes God's name in vain. This is inexcusable and very offensive to us. Not many people pay attention to this kind of thing - even our Christian friends overlook this, but we can't.
We were very disappointed by this, to say the least. We would really like to have had a game we could enjoy as long as we enjoyed Goldeneye.
So...if you find that offensive, you may want to look for a different game.
Yes, we do read the ratings first. It is rated [M]ature, but it clearly says "For Blood and Gore Violence". No mention at all of language.
- Time Splitters Future Perfect
This game is awesome the graphics are good and the controls are easy. The characters are unique and so are the levels. Here are the downfalls:some things just dont make sense (harry tipper for example) but seriously though when im running w/ a bag in one hand and a shot gun in the other and somehow the gun pumps itself thats something the company needs to work on. Another thing some of the arcade league is WAY to hard same with the chalanges yes i no they're called CHALLENGES for a reason but i want to unlock people and i cant because its to hard. Also when you get armor it should show you with a bulletproof vest on i think that would be cool.In all i love this game but there are to few arcade levels making it boring after an hour of play. But if you need a shooting game with LOTS of FREAKS this game is for you (i no it was the right game for me). ...more info
- For a Good Time, Play Me
The first word that comes to mind when I think of this game is...SWEEEEEEEEEET!!! I was impressed with the game before I even started playing the story mode. How? Well, the fact that you can customize the controls the way you want to is a great option. That earned this game a star right away.
Do I even need to tell you about the graphics? They're SWEEET. Did I already use that adjective? Well, I'm using it again. I always loved their cartoonish style, and in this edition they're better than ever. Also, the addition of blood was a nice touch.
Gameplay is very fluent. There's plenty of action and I like the characters I interact with. Checkpoints are smartly placed at regular intervals and the ability to set different difficulty levels gives it great replay value. I've only played through four missions, but I can tell that this is easily the best shooter on the PS2 this year, so far. There are no flaws. I give it 5 stars!...more info
- Better than.... the best. ?
This is by far the best Timpesplitter realeased.
The Graphics are unbelievable, and the storyline is great.
This game will have you hooked, because after you beat the 1P story mode, there are plenty of extra challenges for you to beat and unlock some new hilarious characters for use in Multiplayer mode.
So, if Cortez's new sense of humor doesn't keep you hooked, the extra features and gameplay will. :P...more info
- Fun to Play with others!
This is a really good game to have friends over and try to kill them. Love this game and have had it for awhile and it still isn't boring!...more info
- More like Time Stealers
Time Splitters: Future Perfect is a straight up great FPS game. It's got a good campaign mode, Both online and offline multiplayer, attitude and humor, and don't forget the eye candy. I can't compare this to the other Time Splitters games, but as far as FPS games go, this is a MUST HAVE for PS2....more info
- BEST FPS EVER!!!!!!!
Let me just say I have played both other timesplitters game and they rock. They were made by Free Radical an Eidios. Now its made by Free Radical an EA.All I have to say is kudos to EA for going above and beyond on the new timesplitters game. The controls are phenominal.The weapon designs are better than ever as well as the character designs.I'll start off with the cons.
-Too many characters to start off with.
-Too many characters from Timesplitters2
-Blood(not sickening though)
-You can see your characters hands(finally!)
-Chinese level(best level in the trilogy)
-Length of campaign(not too long,not too short)
-4 different monkeys(ninja,regular,zombie,cyborg)
This is a fantastic game for your collection.Not recommended for kids though....more info
- A FIRST-PERSON SHOOTER I FIND BETTER THAN HALO
I WILL COME OUT AND SAY IT: THE STORY IS NOT NEAR AS GOOD AS HALO'S (STILL PRETTY COOL THOUGH) BUT IF YOU'RE LOOKING FOR A MORE INTENSE FREE FORMED MULTIPLAYER MUCH LIKE PERFECT DARK (n64) THIS GAME'S FOR YOU. IT HAS SO MANY DIIFFERENT GAME MODES IN MULTIPLAYER LIKE VIRUS A MANHUNT LIKE MODE WHICH YOU MUST BE LAST MAN LEFT TAGGED (ME AND MY FRIENDS SETUP ALL ZOMBIE BOTS (5 STARS) AND TRY TO WORK TOGETHER TO STAY ALIVE FOR THE WHOLE TIME AND NOT GET INFECTED BY THE "ZOMBIE VIRUS".) THIS IS GREAT FOR PLAYING THE FACILITY (WHICH I REPRODUCED FROM GOLDENEYE) WHICH BRINGS ME TO MY NEXT POINT... YOU CREATE YOUR OWN DETAILED MAPS FOR ANY GAME MODE YOU CAN THINK OF (STORY,CHALLENGES, ALL MULTI-MODES, ETC.). TAKE THAT HALO! THIS IS GREAT GAME WITH A GOOD STORY MODE AND SPECTACULAR MULTIPLAYER! THIS IS A MUST FOR ALL
F-PS FANS!...more info
Very good game. Definatly if you're looking for a 2 player co-op mode game. Everything is perfect and I can't wait for Time Splitters 4....more info
- Time Splitters FP
This game is da shiznit. You can play tons of different game modes with up to four players. if you don't already have one, you should definetely buy a PS2 multitap. I love to play this game with my little brother. You should try playing capture the bag with a team full of monkeys....more info
- Truly impressed
This game is extremely entertaining and funny. The ability travel through time fighting everything from robots to zombies is exciting. The Story Co-op is perfect for playing with a buddy!!! Absolutely great game....more info
- This great series is finally online, but with some problems
TimeSplitters has always been the most fun First Person Shooter series around. Smooth graphics, fun characters, really fast action. TimeSplitters 2 has to be my favorite shooter ever. Needless to say that I was looking forward to this finally being online.
Well, the online portion is the reason why this game exists. In terms of how the game looks and plays, it's just like it's predecessor, TimeSplitters 2. This in not a bad thing by any means.
So, the first question is, how is the online? It's a mixed bag. When the games are fun and fair, it's amazing. But those times are increasingly becoming few and far between. First off, technically, there is no lag. Playing online is almost as fast as playing against your friend. You can play up to four players on one console, and up to eight in one game (NOT 16 like the preview says!). The games consist of the normal fair: deathmatch, team deathmatch, assault, capture the bag, and more. You can choose something like 10 different levels or use custom made levels. You can join a game, or you can host a game (so you can choose the setup, kick out players, etc.).
There a few technical problems though. The first and most obvious is that the headsets don't work over PPPoE. Which is strange because it's pretty standard on many DSL connections, I can't see why it is so technically different than other types of connections. Second is the lack of diagnostics. What I mean by that is that if you're behind a firewall without port forwarding, you'll won't be able to host games. However, it'll still let you set up the game. For the longest time I thought I was unpopular because no one joined my game. The server let me set up the game even though I was not set up to handle it. Finally, the game freezes on many custom maps online. The only way to get around is to reset the PS2 and go through the annoying 5 minute process of getting it back up and online.
Now it terms of play, sometimes it's just downright amazing. A properly set up capture the bag in "Training Grounds", or a team deathmatch in "Mexican Mission" is the most amazing game experience around. The kills keep coming. Strategies start developing. You start to recognize tendencies, tend to work in groups, etc. All in all, if those perfect scenarios with the right mix of people are set up correctly, you've got the best gaming experience ever.
Notice that I used the word "if"? Well, that's because many people are cheap online, or many people don't know how to setup a game. It's tough to host a non-deathmatch because no one will wait for eight slots to fill up before the game starts. That often leads you to the mercy of the host of another game. Many times, the game will have short characters (monkeys, a little girl). The short characters, being smaller, have a huge, cheap advantage, and their cheapness annoys and aggravates many people. Often times, in custom maps, weapons will be placed in obscure places where only the mapmaker can find them, giving them another cheap advantage. Also, there's camping. The worst offense imaginable (I was doing it by accident when I first started playing). Basically, a person waits for you to respawn with a weak weapon or waits for you to cross a narrow opening, and then shoots you. There is no real way to defend against it if the host doesn't kick them out. This ruins a lot of games. If you look on EA website, they rank the players. I played against 2 of the top 10, and one was guilty of using a monkey, one was camping. EA is rewarding cheap play. Finally, many hosts don't know how to set up a game (e.g. they set it up for camping or they have really boring scenarios or maps). This just makes the whole hit or miss phenomenon of getting the right game even worse. Only about 1 out of every 5 games I join are enjoyable or playable, which caused me to abandon online play after just a few weeks.
Other than online, it offers the standard offline fair. There is still the ultra fun offline deathmatches against bots. There is nothing greater than having my friend and I use a split screen fighting off many bots. They also included the greatest level of all, Mexican Mission from the TimeSplitters 2. That is a huge plus. There is the standard story mode. Despite the numerous changes in level backgrounds, I found the latter levels to be uninspiring and boring, with stupid little mini games or escort missions. There is also co-op, but it's the exact same missions as the single player, so if you've played single player, co-op is not that great, and vice versa. Also, there are challenges which are just a bunch of little scenarios. Shoot a bunch of zombie monkeys, time yourself as you throw bricks through windows, race a car shaped like a cat around walls to get the best time. Just a whole bunch of things that seemed sort of tacked on. I played a few before I quickly got bored.
All in all, the online flaws prove too frustrating and take away from a really great game. If you're not playing online, you can easily purchase TimeSplitters 2 and have the same great experience for about one-fourth the price.
No lag time online
Best engine around
When it's setup correctly, boy is it fun
Campers and monkeys online
Mostly boring online matches
Technical online problems
Boring, uninspired story missions
Arcade mini-games just seem lame
Time to complete: 7 hours (single player or co-op story mode)
Frustration: Low (on normal)
Difficulty: Low (on normal)...more info