Geist GameCube
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  • Summary: As a spectral operative, you must search for your physical body, which is mysteriously being kept alive somewhere in an expansive complex. While exploring, you must collect the energies of indigenous spirits to help unravel a mystery and build your own power. You can possess a variety of creatures from human soldiers to dogs. You'll see the world in different ways as you travel through cracks, interfere with electronics, move objects, and more. Be careful--while some spirits are helpful, others are not. Defeat evil spirits with an array of weapons, equipment, and skills. Expand
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  1. Positive: 16 out of 43
  2. Negative: 2 out of 43
  1. The unique multiplayer modes offer a different type of multiplayer experience and can be a ton of fun for long term FPS fans. In addition (I reiterate this point), the style of gameplay is so rarely seen that I suggest everyone at least try it out before turning away from it.
  2. Fun, original and edgy, Geist is an action-packed ghost story that attempts go well beyond the usual shoot-um-up fare. It's a rare blend of bullet-fueled action and puzzle-solving that involves spiritual possessions of souls and objects.
  3. The shooter portions of Geist aren't all that special, but there's a lot more to this game than meets the eye.
  4. Thanks to some new mechanics tossed into an old (and some would say dying) genre, Geist delivers a FPS experence that you've never had before and that definitely counts for something.
  5. 60
    If you are willing to forgive some of the niggles with the engine, then underneath lurks a program full of idea, invention, wit and life (although the motorcycle section seems somewhat out of place).
  6. Playing as a ghost who can possess people, animals and inanimate objects is a definite novelty, but a lot of the game's action sequences have a been there, done that feel.
  7. Unfortunately, no sooner does Geist suggest it can blossom into something fresh and exciting that it's undermined at every turn by a frustrating insistence on being nothing more than a mundane firstperson shooter. [Oct 2005, p.88]

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  3. Negative: 1 out of 11
  1. Jul 21, 2014
    7
    El primer juego para mayores de 18 que tuve. Mirándolo hoy en día no es el shooter de la decada, pero recuerdo que tenía un sistema de juego bastante original. La historia era bastante entretenida y tenía un multijugador convincente. Gráficamente correcto, sin mas. Tenía jefes finales algo complicados. Un buen juego. Expand

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